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08-09-2014 07:01 AM
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  1. thaman04's Avatar
    As part of Update 1, Cortana now fully works while the phone is locked! Previously, you were only able to ask her to play/shuffle your music while the phone was locked, and for everything else she would ask you to 'unlock your phone' (even for a simply query like "how are you today?" or the weather), which was SUPER annoying. NOW, she works 100% when the phone is locked.

    And if you're wondering about privacy, the "phone" search pivot (for searching files on your phone) is disabled and prompts you to enter your PIN in order to search your phone.

    Awesome! :D
    Last edited by thaman04; 08-05-2014 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Corrected spelling
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    08-05-2014 10:22 AM
  2. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    NOW, she works 100% when the phone is unlocked.
    What?
    08-05-2014 10:42 AM
  3. Torcher Death's Avatar
    Unlocked or locked - please make up your mind before posting !!
    08-05-2014 10:52 AM
  4. thaman04's Avatar
    Unlocked or locked - please make up your mind before posting !!
    Sorry corrected the OP. I accidently typed 'unlocked', but the tip is everything now works while the phone is PIN-locked.
    Torcher Death likes this.
    08-05-2014 10:58 AM
  5. thaman04's Avatar
    They also seemed to have corrected the issue where the phone screen stays on when you launch her in your pocket. Yay!
    08-05-2014 12:06 PM
  6. Tiaxx's Avatar
    They also seemed to have corrected the issue where the phone screen stays on when you launch her in your pocket. Yay!
    Doesn't seem to be fixed for me, but then again the 630 lacks a proximity sensor - how would it know it's in my pocket
    eusty likes this.
    08-05-2014 01:13 PM
  7. thaman04's Avatar
    Doesn't seem to be fixed for me, but then again the 630 lacks a proximity sensor - how would it know it's in my pocket
    Oh that sucks. On my 920 is works great now.
    08-05-2014 01:39 PM
  8. Theo_andravida's Avatar
    Oh and what if you speak and its in your pocket?
    08-05-2014 04:36 PM
  9. HansTj's Avatar
    How do you trigger Cortana while the phone is locked? Turn on the screen and long-press and search button? I personally have never noticed that limitation even before Update 1. Does this only work when you password-protect the lockscreen?
    TaichiSurface likes this.
    08-05-2014 04:57 PM
  10. eusty's Avatar
    Doesn't seem to be fixed for me, but then again the 630 lacks a proximity sensor - how would it know it's in my pocket
    Glad its not just me!
    08-05-2014 04:59 PM
  11. Tiaxx's Avatar
    Another interesting fact with my 630: Holding search button does not seem to trigger Cortana while it's locked - phone just stays locked - but holding the button on my headset/earbuds does...
    08-05-2014 06:18 PM
  12. TaichiSurface's Avatar
    granted it's one step less...but still lots of work to trigger Cortana....can't u simply say Hey Cortana to activate it on lockscreen?
    08-05-2014 08:51 PM
  13. mjyumping's Avatar
    Cortana's voice tone has changed too when she speaks that "you got a text from..." When someone texts you..
    08-05-2014 09:00 PM
  14. naveen felix's Avatar
    So wen my phone is locked & if i want my cortana to show up then shd i just pop up questions just d way tat is done wen the phone is unlocked..???
    08-05-2014 09:38 PM
  15. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    Another interesting fact with my 630: Holding search button does not seem to trigger Cortana while it's locked - phone just stays locked - but holding the button on my headset/earbuds does...
    Huh most likely a software issue, they'll definitely fix it.
    08-06-2014 04:24 AM
  16. steppyhen's Avatar
    I assume this is just a US Cortana thing? I keep getting 'you just need to unlock your phone first' here in the UK...
    08-06-2014 06:15 AM
  17. HTC13's Avatar
    How do you trigger Cortana while the phone is locked? Turn on the screen and long-press and search button? I personally have never noticed that limitation even before Update 1. Does this only work when you password-protect the lockscreen?
    I think the originator of this post corrected this to pin locked vs. Locked. It's always worked for me pre update 1 when locked by holding down the search key.
    08-06-2014 12:18 PM
  18. HTC13's Avatar
    Another interesting fact with my 630: Holding search button does not seem to trigger Cortana while it's locked - phone just stays locked - but holding the button on my headset/earbuds does...
    In Cortana settings under speech, do have enable speech above lock screen set?
    08-06-2014 12:22 PM
  19. chezm's Avatar
    Honestly, it would work nicely if you could just hold the search button even in idle state (not even in lock screen) to open...the lockscreen for me is just a swipe up its not a big deal but while im driving it would be nice to be able to access Cortana by simply holding the search key for 5 sec or something.
    08-06-2014 12:49 PM
  20. Tiaxx's Avatar
    In Cortana settings under speech, do have enable speech above lock screen set?
    Of course.
    08-06-2014 01:19 PM
  21. Carlos Alberto De la Fuente's Avatar
    I can't make it work either, got the new update 1 thing and the thing ain't doing S***T. The screen just stays locked.
    08-06-2014 04:12 PM
  22. Kyorin's Avatar
    Works ok for me. I use Glance and it doesn't work there, but as soon as I wake the phone, pressing and holding the search key allows Cortana to work from the lockscreen without having to enter my pin to unlock the phone. Running a L925 with 8.1 Update 1 (Nokia Black Firmware).
    08-06-2014 04:41 PM
  23. hotmilkgt's Avatar
    I thought this has always worked since 8.1?
    Maybe I'm confused or mistaken about the function. I was always able to ask Cortana to do stuff.. and I have to enter my pin before she continues.
    08-06-2014 06:15 PM
  24. astondg's Avatar
    I thought this has always worked since 8.1?
    Maybe I'm confused or mistaken about the function. I was always able to ask Cortana to do stuff.. and I have to enter my pin before she continues.
    I think this means that now you don't need to enter your pin at all to get most results.

    Action: Start Cortana from the lock screen by long-pressing the search button and then ask a question
    Result Pre Update: Cortana prompted for a PIN in most situations, except making a phone call or sending a text
    Result Post Update: Cortana returns most results immediately without requiring a pin
    08-06-2014 08:48 PM
  25. MBY's Avatar
    I really, really hope that disabling the option for speech above lock completely removes this behavior. I really don't want Cortana to accidentally start doing stuff if my phone is locked, pretty much ever. That's the only way I can feel secure that I won't be accidentally sending stuff while my phone is in my pocket.
    08-07-2014 08:59 AM
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