1. Dolfi's Avatar
    When I upgraded to windows phone 8.1 on my Lumia 925 I couldn't wait to try out Cortana, but I was kind of disappointed as it wasn't working well, it came only with bing searches.
    But I figured out a solution for this without doing a hard reset as many of you are suggesting.I read it somewhere as a suggestion not sure exactly where but it did work for me so I thought to share this with you, hopefully it will turn out positive for all of us.

    1. Turn of Cortana by going to settings->Swipe left to application->Cortana and turn it off.
    2. Restart your phone (will ask for it automatically)
    3. Then do a bing voice search as usually (The old one).
    4. Now navigate to Cortana again and turn it on.

    (Open Cortana from her own app in the first)

    It should work now, try to make some question like:
    Tell me a joke?
    Do you have a sister?
    Are you pretty?

    You also be sure to be connected to wifi because it gets confused with data connection.
    If there is any other suggestion please let us know on comments, and also let us know if this helped.
    Last edited by Dolfi; 04-17-2014 at 02:26 AM.
    ven07, jasqid, James8561 and 9 others like this.
    04-16-2014 05:09 PM
  2. henkepalmquist's Avatar
    Dude, dude it worked!
    DUDE thats awesome!
    04-16-2014 05:39 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Very helpful!
    You may want to repost this in the Cortana tips and tricks also for more exposure.
    Good work!
    ven07 likes this.
    04-16-2014 06:18 PM
  4. armandojv's Avatar
    Tell her to sing you a song. Lol
    04-16-2014 06:25 PM
  5. BEECHBOY707's Avatar
    Ahh thanks so much man! Finally it works - and I'm not even in the US - the UK!!! Cheers Dolfi :)
    ven07 likes this.
    04-16-2014 07:00 PM
  6. a1rphones's Avatar
    This is great.. Very useful tips..
    04-16-2014 07:27 PM
  7. Dolfi's Avatar
    Glad it worked guys, cheers
    ven07 and Guytronic like this.
    04-17-2014 02:01 AM
  8. jezve's Avatar
    Thanks! It works great! Now I can get to know her. :D
    04-17-2014 03:17 AM
  9. jasqid's Avatar
    This sorta helped. Asked if she had a sister and she said nope just me. But when I aske for a joke she says TELL ME ME to send a text message.
    And I thought if you asked say for the square root of 250 she would tell you, but I still get a bing search. Actually, still getting a bing search for a lot of things. She's been very disappointing and not living up to my expectations.
    khader_moham likes this.
    04-17-2014 02:43 PM
  10. khader_moham's Avatar
    exactly, not as witty as siri :(
    04-18-2014 01:17 PM
  11. TheJoester09's Avatar
    This sorta helped. Asked if she had a sister and she said nope just me. But when I aske for a joke she says TELL ME ME to send a text message.
    And I thought if you asked say for the square root of 250 she would tell you, but I still get a bing search. Actually, still getting a bing search for a lot of things. She's been very disappointing and not living up to my expectations.
    You have to remember that the service is in beta right now, and the experience could change from day-to-day as MS tweaks things on their end. Give it some time—she'll get better!
    04-18-2014 01:34 PM
  12. mickydale's Avatar
    Has anyone actually got her to say their name??? She never says mine, and even though she has my home and work added she still doesn't recognize them when asked
    04-18-2014 02:31 PM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    Cortana worked fine for me, but I still did this :) She seems a bit more responsive now
    04-18-2014 03:17 PM
  14. Dolfi's Avatar
    @TheJoester09 is right you should give some time as it's in beta version, waiting for improvements in the next release.
    04-19-2014 06:46 AM
  15. Durishin's Avatar
    I've done this and a hard reset. She'll tell me a joke but not say my name. "What is my name" and "What will you call me" both trigger Bing searches.
    04-19-2014 11:48 AM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    I've done this and a hard reset. She'll tell me a joke but not say my name. "What is my name" and "What will you call me" both trigger Bing searches.
    Some of us have that and some of us don't... Remember she's still in beta :)
    Durishin likes this.
    04-19-2014 01:46 PM
  17. AdryJay's Avatar
    Not working for me... The strange thing is that she works on my 1020 and not on my 930 and 630... -.-'
    07-23-2014 05:30 PM

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