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  1. Blakey.'s Avatar
    Did you have to re-download all the updates? It seems like doing a hard reset (factory reset?) would restore everything to "factory settings" as in way back before GDR3 and everything... Am I wrong?
    Not how it works. It keeps you at the latest update.
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    04-14-2014 12:04 PM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I really don't want to do a hard reset!!! If anyone can confirm if she starts doing her witty comments after waiting without hard reseting that'll be awesome! If it starts working for me ill let you guys know
    Likewise! I'll wait a few to see what happens first.. Before I try a hard reset.
    04-14-2014 12:04 PM
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Not how it works. It keeps you at the latest update.
    Ok thanks for the reply..
    04-14-2014 12:05 PM
  4. weisscracker's Avatar
    The only app data I have is stored in the cloud, emails and office docs. I only have a few games so I don't really care to much about losing status in them. I just bought the phone 1 week ago from HSN for just $199.99 off contract. Upgraded from a HTC HD7 with WP7 I have used for the last 3 years.
    Nokia Lumia 925 4.5" Smartphone with T-Mobile Service, GPS and 8.7MP Camera at HSN.com

    But I can understand how if you had app status you cared about you wouldn't want to lose it. I've been tweeting all the Microsoft Reps I know trying to see if they are aware of this issue. So far no responses.
    04-14-2014 12:06 PM
  5. Blakey.'s Avatar
    So I wonder if this is because we opened Cortana (I say we because I assume it's how everyone did it the first time) by the search button first and not the app. Cortana is currently only doing bing searches, but when I tried opening the app she actually "absorbed the internet" and everything. I am at work now so I can't really test it though I tried the text version and it only did a bing search but im not sure if she only does that on text anyway. I wonder if we turn her off and get to the bing search and back on if she would work. will have to test when I get home.
    I actually used the app first. Feels more like it's luck of the draw at this point.
    04-14-2014 12:07 PM
  6. weisscracker's Avatar
    My experience was I opened Cortana from the app list first. And she tried to absorbed the internet and failed the first time. I told her to retry and that is when it gave me the survey of my interests. After that was complete Cortana could set reminders for me just fine. But she wouldn't respond to the witty questions and instead would do the BING searches.
    After doing a hard reset I launched Cortana in the same manner from the app list. This time she didn't give me the failure message and went straight to the survey. And now she responds to the witty questions.
    04-14-2014 12:10 PM
  7. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Ok so without doing a hard reset, Cortana is answering SOME of my questions with vocal answers, while other questions are still answered with web search results. I imagine this will improve over time and with continued usage. I still might however, do a hard reset, as it seems the only way to clear that pesky "other" storage which on my 1020 is at a hefty 6.9GB
    04-14-2014 12:14 PM
  8. Blakey.'s Avatar
    Ok so without doing a hard reset, Cortana is answering SOME of my questions with vocal answers, while other questions are still answered with web search results. I imagine this will improve over time and with continued usage. I still might however, do a hard reset, as it seems the only way to clear that pesky "other" storage which on my 1020 is at a hefty 6.9GB
    She replied to some of my questions in voice initially as well, but it was limited to things like restaurants and weather.
    04-14-2014 12:16 PM
  9. weisscracker's Avatar
    She replied to some of my questions in voice initially as well, but it was limited to things like restaurants and weather.
    Same experience I had with her pre hard reset.
    04-14-2014 12:19 PM
  10. Andrew Elliott's Avatar
    same here... just bing searches for everything... and tell me a joke always gets her to try text someone.... lame. Do we really have to hard reset :(
    04-14-2014 12:22 PM
  11. Bgladden's Avatar
    Just tried doing a hard reset on my Lumia 920 since I was having the same problem. Hard reset did not fix it for me, and Cortana is still only searching Bing instead of giving verbal responses.
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    04-14-2014 12:28 PM
  12. t.mehoves's Avatar
    Hard reset worked on my 1020. Hopefully I will not have to reset my kids phones...
    04-14-2014 12:34 PM
  13. Blakey.'s Avatar
    Just tried doing a hard reset on my Lumia 920 since I was having the same problem. Hard reset did not fix it for me, and Cortana is still only searching Bing instead of giving verbal responses.
    Did you do a fresh install or did you just use a backup?
    04-14-2014 12:46 PM
  14. Bgladden's Avatar
    Oh, I didn't even think of that but yes I used a backup. Let me try this once more! Thanks
    04-14-2014 12:51 PM
  15. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    I've just given up and switched back to UK English. Beta is beta, though I think that gives Cortana too much credit.
    04-14-2014 01:38 PM
  16. Muessig's Avatar
    I just noticed that location has to be on before Cortana will work. This might help some of you.
    04-14-2014 01:42 PM
  17. Andrew Elliott's Avatar
    I FIXED IT!!! WIthout a reset!! i went into cortana disabled her.... phone restarted and then did a soft reset. When i opened her she absorbed the internet remembered my settings and now does all the good stuff. YAY to no hard resets!
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    04-14-2014 01:55 PM
  18. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    She gives me witty responses for most things. I just am not sure how she is supposed to respond. Like if I ask "Who is my wife?", she just does a bing search. But if i say "Text my wife", she knows who my wife is and texts her. The problem is, I don't know if cortana is supposed to understand the question "Who is my wife?" or not. She does respond correctly to the "Who's your daddy?" and "Sing me a song." So I guess she is working correctly.
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    04-14-2014 02:41 PM
  19. GhostITMG's Avatar
    I can't seem to get Cortana to interact with any 3rd party apps. I'm trying to check in on Foursquare, and I'm saying "Check in Foursquare." like they do in some of the sample videos, but that just returns a Bing search. Anyone else able to get this feature working?
    04-14-2014 02:53 PM
  20. TheKingsEighth's Avatar
    I FIXED IT!!! WIthout a reset!! i went into cortana disabled her.... phone restarted and then did a soft reset. When i opened her she absorbed the internet remembered my settings and now does all the good stuff. YAY to no hard resets!
    Tried the same thing and she still won't give any witty responses. What phone do you have?
    04-14-2014 03:00 PM
  21. Andrew Elliott's Avatar
    Tried the same thing and she still won't give any witty responses. What phone do you have?
    i have a 1020.
    I think it seems to be triggered by launching cortana from the search button for the first time. Try disable her, then the soft reset then launch her from the app list.
    04-14-2014 03:04 PM
  22. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I can't seem to get Cortana to interact with any 3rd party apps. I'm trying to check in on Foursquare, and I'm saying "Check in Foursquare." like they do in some of the sample videos, but that just returns a Bing search. Anyone else able to get this feature working?
    It's the other way around. Try "Foursquare Check in" instead of "Check in Foursquare".
    david90531 and GhostITMG like this.
    04-14-2014 03:05 PM
  23. GhostITMG's Avatar
    It's the other way around. Try "Foursquare Check in" instead of "Check in Foursquare".
    I swear I tried that earlier today with no luck, but it's certainly working now! Thanks!!
    04-14-2014 03:54 PM
  24. Muhammad Afkhami's Avatar
    I FIXED IT!!! WIthout a reset!! i went into cortana disabled her.... phone restarted and then did a soft reset. When i opened her she absorbed the internet remembered my settings and now does all the good stuff. YAY to no hard resets!
    whats your region in setting?
    language?
    04-14-2014 04:20 PM
  25. narv's Avatar
    Did a hard reset and fixed it... curses! Oh well... I haven't hard reset my phone since i first got the phone when the lumia 920 came out so may be a good thing, lol.
    04-14-2014 04:24 PM
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