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  1. andynew89's Avatar
    I have set my phone to UK and cortana works but not like the US version. She understands simple commands like call mom text mom where's nearest shop etc. but if i tell her to sing me a song, tell me a joke or How are you she just bing it :(
    08-05-2014 10:09 PM
  2. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    I have set my phone to UK and cortana works but not like the US version. She understands simple commands like call mom text mom where's nearest shop etc. but if i tell her to sing me a song, tell me a joke or How are you she just bing it :(
    Give it time. It was like that for me for the first day.
    Zeem Frostmaw likes this.
    08-06-2014 03:00 AM
  3. andynew89's Avatar
    Give it time. It was like that for me for the first day.
    Well I switched to UK version on the day it was released... and still nothing changed.
    08-06-2014 03:28 AM
  4. Goldn3agle's Avatar
    "Generic Personal Assistant" won't pickup my voice at all, or detect any songs I ask her to identify.
    Strange considering Shazam doesn't work either, probably GDR1 messing with my 925.
    08-06-2014 03:35 AM
  5. Rasetech's Avatar
    Well I switched to UK version on the day it was released... and still nothing changed.
    Try this: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...tm#post2691140

    Definitely solved the issues for me!
    mikeycl likes this.
    08-06-2014 04:04 AM
  6. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Well I switched to UK version on the day it was released... and still nothing changed.
    So did I. Monday. Then last night, Tuesday she was telling me jokes and singing me Daisy Daisy. Go figure. I'm on Vodafone if that makes any difference.
    08-06-2014 04:09 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    Yeah, I think it takes a while to download the initial client code from the servers after you update the phone. I did notice that my wifi was pretty constantly being used for a couple of hours.
    08-06-2014 04:43 AM
  8. anon(5408460)'s Avatar
    IF CORTANA IS NOT CHATTY AS SUGGESTED ABOVE DO THE FOLLOWING

    1. Turn off Cortana by going to "Settings" swipe left then tap on "Cortana"
    2. When prompted restart.
    3. Once restarted hold down the search key and do a normal voice search making sure to accept the voice agreement. Once the results are displayed press the start button
    4. Go back to the cortana settings. DO NOT OPEN CORTANA TO DO THIS but go back into "Settings" swipe left and select "Cortana".
    5 You will see an option toward the bottom to delete local data. Press this and confirm any dialogs that show.
    6 Next open Cortana using the apps list or live tile if pinned.
    7. This should run through the first run wizard where she asks your name etc.
    8. Try asking a question that would get a response such as "tell me a story" she should nw work normally and you should also be able to add interests.

    from Rasetech to who we owe a big Thanks !!
    08-06-2014 04:50 AM
  9. Rasetech's Avatar
    IF CORTANA IS NOT CHATTY AS SUGGESTED ABOVE DO THE FOLLOWING

    1. Turn off Cortana by going to "Settings" swipe left then tap on "Cortana"
    2. When prompted restart.
    3. Once restarted hold down the search key and do a normal voice search making sure to accept the voice agreement. Once the results are displayed press the start button
    4. Go back to the cortana settings. DO NOT OPEN CORTANA TO DO THIS but go back into "Settings" swipe left and select "Cortana".
    5 You will see an option toward the bottom to delete local data. Press this and confirm any dialogs that show.
    6 Next open Cortana using the apps list or live tile if pinned.
    7. This should run through the first run wizard where she asks your name etc.
    8. Try asking a question that would get a response such as "tell me a story" she should nw work normally and you should also be able to add interests.

    from Rasetech to who we owe a big Thanks !!
    Thanks for the flowers but I am the wrong person to thank. The original walkthrough is from user mikeycl and is found under following link: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...tm#post2690086

    I only added Information about inner circle loss.
    mikeycl likes this.
    08-06-2014 04:52 AM
  10. mikeycl's Avatar
    IF CORTANA IS NOT CHATTY AS SUGGESTED ABOVE DO THE FOLLOWING

    1. Turn off Cortana by going to "Settings" swipe left then tap on "Cortana"
    2. When prompted restart.
    3. Once restarted hold down the search key and do a normal voice search making sure to accept the voice agreement. Once the results are displayed press the start button
    4. Go back to the cortana settings. DO NOT OPEN CORTANA TO DO THIS but go back into "Settings" swipe left and select "Cortana".
    5 You will see an option toward the bottom to delete local data. Press this and confirm any dialogs that show.
    6 Next open Cortana using the apps list or live tile if pinned.
    7. This should run through the first run wizard where she asks your name etc.
    8. Try asking a question that would get a response such as "tell me a story" she should nw work normally and you should also be able to add interests.

    from Rasetech to who we owe a big Thanks !!
    Well from Me actually but not gonna nit pick. Anything that helps improve overall user experience is cool.

    Glad to see that this fix is actually helping out.

    BTW you should note that all previously configured settings such as interests and places will be retained. You will however lose your "Inner Circle" contacts and if you had connected cortana to facebook you will need to reconnect her.
    08-06-2014 04:58 AM
  11. anon(5408460)'s Avatar
    My apologies, Mikeycl. After struggling for so long to get her to behaved I was so over the moon that she was working I got too excited to notice !

    Need to get admin to make it a sticky !


    Well from Me actually but not gonna nit pick. Anything that helps improve overall user experience is cool.

    Glad to see that this fix is actually helping out.

    BTW you should note that all previously configured settings such as interests and places will be retained. You will however lose your "Inner Circle" contacts and if you had connected cortana to facebook you will need to reconnect her.
    08-06-2014 05:11 AM
  12. mikeycl's Avatar
    My apologies, Mikeycl. After struggling for so long to get her to behaved I was so over the moon that she was working I got too excited to notice !

    Need to get admin to make it a sticky !
    Like I said it is cool glad to help.

    Was wondering if it would be worthwhile to create a new thread for this. What's the consensus?
    08-06-2014 05:14 AM
  13. anon(5408460)'s Avatar
    Definitely, with the title in upper case and preferably flashing all colours so people may read it, there are so many who just jump to the end of a discussion and miss the answer to problems :(

    Like I said it is cool glad to help.

    Was wondering if it would be worthwhile to create a new thread for this. What's the consensus?
    08-06-2014 05:34 AM
  14. mikeycl's Avatar
    Definitely, with the title in upper case and preferably flashing all colours so people may read it, there are so many who just jump to the end of a discussion and miss the answer to problems :(
    Well i took a chance and created a thread here

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...interests.html

    So if anyone wants to provide feedback or upvote for sticky. Get in there!!!
    08-06-2014 06:09 AM
  15. Pete's Avatar
    I've stuck it. Definitely useful information.

    It might be an idea to summarise the region/language settings required, just in case the Alpha users have problems in getting the right combination.

    Thanks for your work on this Mike.
    mikeycl likes this.
    08-06-2014 06:18 AM
  16. mikeycl's Avatar
    I've stuck it. Definitely useful information.

    It might be an idea to summarise the region/language settings required, just in case the Alpha users have problems in getting the right combination.

    Thanks for your work on this Mike.
    Muchas Gracias

    as far as the Region language settings go i may not be too useful. I am UK based so had everything on UK.

    may do some research though and make sure the relevant info is on there unless someone beats me to it.
    08-06-2014 06:21 AM
  17. The Dude66's Avatar
    Initially cortana on my 930 wasn't chatty, tried about everything., while my 925 and 1520 on cortana UK worked instandly, the 930 (and my 920) needed a full reset.
    08-06-2014 07:37 AM
  18. Pete's Avatar
    It seems as though Cortana is gradually being updated for the UK. I'm now getting answers to "what does a dog say" type queries where yesterday those led to bing searches.

    I'm not sure how the voice sounds for those queries though as I'm in the office and would look a plonker talking to my phone.
    08-06-2014 07:51 AM
  19. paulsalter's Avatar
    It seems as though Cortana is gradually being updated for the UK. I'm now getting answers to "what does a dog say" type queries where yesterday those led to bing searches.

    I'm not sure how the voice sounds for those queries though as I'm in the office and would look a plonker talking to my phone.
    Just tried that one, not in office at moment so ok for me

    Not sure what to make of Cortana barking at me ;)
    08-06-2014 08:25 AM
  20. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    Separate thread should be made to get more votes from English speaking countries!
    08-06-2014 06:07 PM
  21. Bob Johnson7's Avatar
    I have the Samsung 4S Mini. The Assistant from the Playstore is gorgeous and she has an English accent.
    Android Rules ..
    08-06-2014 06:41 PM
  22. stickyshocker's Avatar
    08-06-2014 11:50 PM
  23. MatchAttax08's Avatar
    She has no personality. No chit-chat = revert to US. If they don't bring Jen Taylor to Ireland then I'll have to stick with WindowsPhone.com purchases
    08-07-2014 07:19 AM
  24. T 33's Avatar
    I think me and UK Cortana are not getting along.

    Last night I asked to “please remind me when I am home to put out the bins, Thank You” and she said “Would you like me to Play “Home” by Leah featuring Will.I.am”, “Err what who how, just remind me to put out the bins please when I am at home” “Searching Bing for peas” . “What!”

    This morning I said “Please remind me to Call Ian from Barclays at 9:30”, she replied “Playing your Blues Music”, “No, don’t I’m playing my Fun Lovin’ Criminals CD and I really enjoying it”, “Searching Bing for creating CV’s for Criminals” “No, no, no please put Fun Lovin’ Criminals back on, I have no blues on the phone” “Phoning Kathy”, “No stop I don’t want to phone Kathy” …. Moves phone into old fashion tap keys mode and explains to Kathy why I have woken her up at 6:15 in the morning.

    UK experience of Cortana, she needs to understand my accent (which I hope will come), needs to learn that I say please and thank you a lot, and mostly that Kathy does not like being woken up early which I will hear a lot about later
    Andrew Gordon likes this.
    08-07-2014 07:38 AM
  25. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    I made separate forum thread on this.
    Here's the link! Everyone vote...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...countries.html
    08-07-2014 07:39 AM
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