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09-16-2014 11:17 AM
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  1. Dhavalc1994's Avatar
    I am from India and I did exactly told in this post and BANG !!! SAY HELLO TO CORTANA ^_^ ..Thank you so much !!!! Love it :D
    04-17-2014 08:46 AM
  2. Dhavalc1994's Avatar
    M using Lumia 520 .I got cortana .Change everything to Engish US. Even Region
    04-17-2014 08:47 AM
  3. Dhavalc1994's Avatar
    No need to do hard reset.Just change everything to Engish US .Even the region to US.
    04-17-2014 08:48 AM
  4. mu2ashevaa's Avatar
    Same problem i have htc 8s :/
    04-17-2014 06:15 PM
  5. Gonzalo Capozio's Avatar
    Same here man
    04-17-2014 07:33 PM
  6. tee74's Avatar
    Please note the Move Up option after long pressing the English(United States), only with English(United States) being on top, only will your phone's language setting be the real-deal English(United States).

    Also, make sure speech is English(United States), please spread this around to all fellow WP8.1 users.
    I did everything you said, but still not getting cortana.

    Even if i choose region "match my phone langauge" it will show singapore even tho my English (united states) language is on top, and if i pick UK or any other it will say that country. i have tried every way possible and still no dice. i even tried a hard reset. theres no way for me to get english (united states) by itself. oh wells

    im using unbranded htc 8x 8.1, from thailand
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    Last edited by tee74; 04-18-2014 at 09:38 AM.
    04-18-2014 09:01 AM
  7. eisanchez's Avatar
    My unit is an HTC 8x and I have Cortana. Changed all language to US English. Got a bumped after the update language settings includes English UK and it's the first in the list. To get over this, long press US English and tap move up. It was mentioned in this thread a while back. Wait a while and Cortana will be available, unless location is off.

    Location services should be on. No need to do a soft or hard reset. If you turn location off again, Cortana will disappear. Turn it on again and she comes back.

    Happy with Cortana :)
    04-19-2014 07:21 PM
  8. gerzhwin's Avatar
    My unit is an HTC 8x and I have Cortana. Changed all language to US English. Got a bumped after the update language settings includes English UK and it's the first in the list. To get over this, long press US English and tap move up. It was mentioned in this thread a while back. Wait a while and Cortana will be available, unless location is off.

    Location services should be on. No need to do a soft or hard reset. If you turn location off again, Cortana will disappear. Turn it on again and she comes back.

    Happy with Cortana :)
    What does it say below the EN-US and EN-UK language in terms of phone language: available or activated?
    04-20-2014 03:53 AM
  9. wpcancuck's Avatar
    I am having the same problem with Cortana in Canada - HTC8X and Phone Language is pinned to English (Canada) despite English (United States) being first. Booooo... I promise to spell American!
    04-20-2014 03:13 PM
  10. Simon Shihab's Avatar
    I have Cortana but everytime I tried her to use setting, open an app or a websites she si always making a bing search?
    What can I do?
    04-23-2014 11:59 AM
  11. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    yss change everything to us

    bt i am not getting cortana voice
    Just reboot your phone
    04-24-2014 01:00 PM
  12. Sajal Sharma1's Avatar
    I recently found that Moto X has google now which can work even if the phone is locked. You just have to say "Ok Google". I was just wondering if the same is possible with Cortana ? Does anyone know that?
    04-24-2014 01:12 PM
  13. gabenator's Avatar
    Have a 520 and my settings app looks different to this...also, ive switched all to english us but still no cortana
    04-24-2014 01:12 PM
  14. KRANTHI KANAPALA's Avatar
    Pls help me i had 8.1 but i don't get cartona and also changed my settings all in us pls anybody help me..............
    04-26-2014 12:53 AM
  15. muvig's Avatar
    One question though to the people who managed to get Cortana is your Microsoft Live ID region for the US too?
    No
    04-26-2014 01:22 AM
  16. muvig's Avatar
    So Cortana doesn't appear in settings Under applications?
    04-26-2014 01:27 AM
  17. muvig's Avatar
    I recently found that Moto X has google now which can work even if the phone is locked. You just have to say "Ok Google". I was just wondering if the same is possible with Cortana ? Does anyone know that?
    They say it has a listening chip, a chip dedicated to listen 👂 to your commands always. The current lumias don't have this hardware
    04-26-2014 01:32 AM
  18. akshay nethi's Avatar
    same problem here(INDIA)
    04-28-2014 05:01 AM
  19. akshay nethi's Avatar
    deleting the other languages helped me to get cortana
    04-28-2014 05:21 AM
  20. Andre-Omari John's Avatar
    Ok...
    Keyboard: US only
    Language: US at the top, English UK says phone language & regional format are enabled, the latter on a restart; keyboard is in English.
    Region: US, regional format matches phone language.

    Still no Cortana for me. Oddly though, when I changed my language and region settings and restarted the battery went from 75% to 1& so I thought this must be the fabled Cortana battery drainage, but no. This is quite troublesome...
    06-20-2014 04:46 PM
  21. Sharath Ravi's Avatar
    Ok, i've tried everything. I've got all the other 8.1 updates like notification center, data and storage sense but no Cortana.

    Any suggestions?
    07-08-2014 08:45 AM
  22. minus365's Avatar
    925 here and I just set it up scucessfully. Finally!!!!! I've done the same on my old phone (8S), but it has never worked.

    OK, I need to talk to my new friend, now :)
    07-11-2014 06:11 AM
  23. Phancaar's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. I am from India having Lumia 925 with 8.1 update, changed the region, speech & language to USA, then checked for update; update downloaded language update, installed it for approximately 10 minutes & restarted. Now, I have the Cortana app. Haven't yet played with it. Will let you know.
    07-22-2014 06:07 AM
  24. armandbsas's Avatar
    Hi all!

    I have lumia 1020 (RM-877) with CV AR firmware. Even though I've done everything you say, I noticed that, on the last wp 8.0 update before going into 8.1 a English (UK) pack was installed. After that, there is no way I can change my phone language to English (US). There is no "delete" option for English UK despite having English US on top of the list.

    Can anyone help me?
    08-09-2014 07:39 AM
  25. Stuifieee's Avatar
    Hello, I could use some help. I set my region, keyboard, language, and speech to English (United States), turned the phone on and off but nothing seems to work. It's weird, because I remember asking her for predictions on the World Cup games, but then I changed the region back to where I'm from (the Netherlands), and now changing back doe not re-enable her. Using a Lumia 620. Honestly don't know if I'm on Cyan or not since my "extras + info" doesn't work, it just sends me back to the settings app.

    Edit: I tried hard resetting the phone and that fixed it. Cortana is now activated. Yay!
    Last edited by Stuifieee; 09-16-2014 at 12:20 PM.
    09-16-2014 11:17 AM
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