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How to Change Cortana Language in Windows 10

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Cortana is your cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of Cortana youíre using, Cortana can provide a range of features, some of which are personalized. Cortana on Windows is available in certain regions and languages. If Cortana isnít available for your Windows device, you can still search for files on your device in the search box on the taskbar. Cortana is also available on other platforms, such as Android and iOS, in select markets.

Cortana is optimized for specific language and market pairings. She works best when your region, speech language, and display language settings are aligned.

Cortana uses the same language as your region language by default, but you can specify your specific region language for the Cortana language . For example, if your device primary language is English (United States), but you're from England, you can tell Cortana to use English (United Kingdom) to better understand you.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Cortana language to a specific region language for your account in Windows 10.

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The following is a list of regions where Cortana is available and the corresponding language that Cortana is optimized for in each of those regions.

Cortana is available in these regions for these languages:
  • Australia: English
  • Brazil: Portuguese
  • Canada: English/French
  • China: Chinese (Simplified)
  • France: French
  • Germany: German
  • India: English
  • Italy: Italian
  • Japan: Japanese
  • Mexico: Spanish
  • Spain: Spanish
  • United Kingdom: English
  • United States: English



Here's How:

1. Click/tap on the Cortana icon (Win+S) on the taskbar, and click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon.
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Starting with Windows 10 build 16188, Cortana's settings have been integrated into Settings.
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2. Do step 3 (default) or step 4 (change) below for what you want to do.


 3. To Restore Default Cortana Language

A) Click/tap on the Default language button under the Cortana language setting. (see screenshot below)

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 4. To Change Cortana Language

A) Choose a language in the drop down under the Cortana language setting. (see screenshot below)

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B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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C) The corresponding speech pack from optional features will be automatically downloaded and installed to your PC if it hasn't already been installed. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn