1. MDboyz's Avatar
    This is the same issue with Siri bug just discovered recently. Without unlock the phone, I can activate Cortana to call my wife.
    In order to stop this, I have to go into Cortana settings. Under speech setting, you have to uncheck 'Allow speech above lock'. Hope this is something that Microsoft can fix before release WP8.1.
    05-07-2014 10:52 PM
  2. JaiMento's Avatar
    Cortana doesn't activate for me when my phone is locked.

    Edit: I also have allow speech above lock checked.
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    05-07-2014 10:57 PM
  3. MDboyz's Avatar
    It works for me even the phone is locked. I just need to turn on the phone, press and hold the search button for awhile.
    05-07-2014 11:01 PM
  4. phing77's Avatar
    I think you confused. The bug with Siri is that even if you have lock screen password Siri will bypass the it and won't require you to enter password. I have tested Cortana and she ask me to enter password.

    Oh and Holding down search button is a special feature that Cortana will listen to you immediately instead of you pressing the voice button.
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    05-07-2014 11:08 PM
  5. MDboyz's Avatar
    Right it is not exactly the same bug as Siri. However, I can ask Cortana to call specific people w/o unlock the phone. Not sure if it is intended to do that, or a bug.
    05-07-2014 11:10 PM
  6. phing77's Avatar
    Yeah it's a feature. If you don't want to you can disable it or use password
    05-07-2014 11:13 PM
  7. MDboyz's Avatar
    Yes my phone is locked with password. I can do that w/o enter the password to unlock it.
    05-07-2014 11:16 PM
  8. JaiMento's Avatar
    Well, I don't know why, then, but when my phone is locked, Cortana won't even activate, either by long press or tap. I don't even have a password set.
    05-08-2014 12:22 AM

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