1. RaghavYadav's Avatar
    I updated my Lumia 925 with Windows Phone 8.1 a day ago, and also changed my settings to be able to download Cortana. She does things that I want her to, such as calling me by name, telling me that their is an incoming text message, setting an alarm, telling me a joke, etc. However, the problem is when I instruct her something by speaking on the Microphone, she doesn't react or answers. Same thing if I type, she happily provides an answer. Though again, she doesn't speak, she just shows the result / answer in screen. For example, if I type, tell me a joke, she'll show the joke on screen as text, but wont speak up.

    Anyone know what is the possible solution to it?
    07-17-2014 06:23 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    If you speak, she will talk back. If you write, she will type back.
    07-17-2014 06:41 AM
  3. RaghavYadav's Avatar
    She doesn't talk back even when I speak.

    What I have seen in certain videos is that when you speak it shows the words too... When I speak, nothing happens. On pressing microphone it shows "listening" and then it comes back to normal "type" window :(

    I have no idea what's wrong
    07-23-2014 12:22 PM
  4. carathus's Avatar
    I had the same problem and for me it turned out to be related to a Bluetooth device I was paired to. Try switching off Bluetooth and see if that fixes things. Then (assuming she starts listening) turn it back on and connect to each device one at a time to find whatever bit of equipment was preventing her from hearing you.

    That worked for me. I hope that helps.
    08-09-2014 06:58 AM
  5. the-wrangler's Avatar
    Mine doesn't seem to speak out loud when getting incoming texts etc. Talks out loud for queries, but that's it. Hard reset, worked for a day and then again incoming texts etc. don't trigger her response to read/ignore. Pulling my hair out with this. Doesn't work set always on, doesn't work with bluetooth, doesn't work with my 3.5mm plugged into the truck stereo.

    Rogers 1020 in Canada - on Cyan/8.1 and did the preview for update 1. Tried both US & UK region settings and Canada alpha version. Same for all. Works with a fresh reset for about a day, then randomly stops. Cortana works for everything else except for incoming texts and reading them out loud

    If anyone has any ideas I'll gladly listen
    Last edited by the-wrangler; 08-12-2014 at 07:27 AM. Reason: More info
    08-11-2014 06:39 AM
  6. the-wrangler's Avatar
    Mine doesn't seem to speak out loud when getting incoming texts etc. Talks out loud for queries, but that's it. Hard reset, worked for a day and then again incoming texts etc. don't trigger her response to read/ignore. Pulling my hair out with this. Doesn't work set always on, doesn't work with bluetooth, doesn't work with my 3.5mm plugged into the truck stereo.

    Rogers 1020 in Canada - on Cyan/8.1 and did the preview for update 1. Tried both US & UK region settings and Canada alpha version. Same for all. Works with a fresh reset for about a day, then randomly stops. Cortana works for everything else except for incoming texts and reading them out loud

    If anyone has any ideas I'll gladly listen

    So I finally figured this out! If I have the banners turned off, (settings - notifications + actions - messaging - [uncheck show notification banners] which I prefer for privacy - CORTANA DOESNT READ INCOMING TEXTS OUT LOUD. Lol, man oh man I pulled my hair out, hard resetting etc. trying to figure this out.

    Once I re-check the "show notification banners" box, she reads incoming texts on all settings.

    That was a rediculous amount of time to figure out.....really hope this helps anyone else out with this issue. I do a lot of driving, so I guess I will need to keep banners on so I can hands-free text & reply. Least it is working as intended.
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    08-22-2014 09:40 AM
  7. Alain_A's Avatar
    she doesn't greet me either she just show it
    08-23-2014 08:10 PM
  8. heyswids's Avatar
    my cortana says nothing, ever! it's just text. i can speak and the words i say appear on the screen, but she only responds in text?
    03-02-2015 08:57 PM

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