1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Cortana keeps on triggering while my phone is in my pocket, listening for voice commands. I cannot find the settings to disable this function in my phone. I did find instructions for WP8, but not W10m.
    Where can I find this?
    Lumia 920, Windows 10 mobile insider preview 10585.218
    05-08-2016 06:21 AM
  2. Deepak's Avatar
    Since Lumia 920 doesn't support passive voice activation, Hey Cortana can be ruled out. So, only one possibility remains but that too needs your phone to be locked with screen turned on. Cortana can be activated by pressing and holding the Search button on lock screen. But this doesn't work if the screen is off.

    Maybe, just maybe, the lock button gets pressed accidentally somehow when it is in your pocket and then the search button. But this seems really weird.

    Other than this, Cortana cannot be triggered when phone is locked.
    05-08-2016 07:42 AM
  3. Duinsel's Avatar
    Thanks for your quick response Deepak.

    You are partially right, the search key does not activate with the screen off. However, my glance functionality (which I like in principle) makes it easy to trigger the screen to on in my pocket. Without sliding up (and entering my PIN) I would like it to time out and turn back off quickly if this happens. Instead, it is apparently easy to also trigger search in this state, and then the phone will start chirping in my pocket "listening".

    Perhaps the easiest solution is to turn off glance, but I rather like glace so I'd rather not...

    Martijn
    05-08-2016 07:58 AM
  4. Deepak's Avatar
    You may set screen as well as glance timeout to 30 seconds. Or disable double tap to wake, if it's enabled?
    05-08-2016 08:00 AM
  5. Duinsel's Avatar
    I will play with those settings a bit, and see what works best for me.
    05-08-2016 08:37 AM
  6. Dodo_Bird's Avatar
    Sounds like you may need to clean around the proximity sensor. Glance and the Search button should sleep while the phone is pocketed.

    Clean the area with a microfiber cloth. If you have a screen protector that covers the proximity sensor, remove it or cut it back.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-08-2016 11:43 AM
  7. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    Cortana keeps on triggering while my phone is in my pocket, listening for voice commands. I cannot find the settings to disable this function in my phone. I did find instructions for WP8, but not W10m.
    Where can I find this?
    Lumia 920, Windows 10 mobile insider preview 10585.218
    Open cortana, click on hamburger menu, click on settings, now you can see the option to turn off cortana when the screen is locked.
    05-08-2016 11:59 AM
  8. Duinsel's Avatar
    Open cortana, click on hamburger menu, click on settings, now you can see the option to turn off cortana when the screen is locked.
    I read this before and never saw a settings option, that is part of why I posted this question. I started to make a screenshot for you, but then I accidentally found that Settings is actually buried under the Notebook entry of the hamburger menu. Not very intuitive unfortunately, but I am glad I just found it anyway.wp_ss_20160508_0001.png
    05-08-2016 12:22 PM
  9. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    Yeah in some versions of wm10 the settings is under notebook and for some versions its outside notebook. Don't know why
    05-09-2016 11:31 AM
  10. Deepak's Avatar
    Yeah in some versions of wm10 the settings is under notebook and for some versions its outside notebook. Don't know why
    The newer 14XYZ builds have the settings in the SplitView menu while the older builds have them in the Notebook.
    05-13-2016 06:38 PM

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