1. Ritesh Bhatia's Avatar
    Can we use Cortana without any data connection?

    Because whenever i try using Cortana offline it says, sorry i am not able to connect to the internet - even when i am asking her to send text or remind me of something.

    I am from India and using US version.
    09-25-2014 07:38 AM
  2. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    no. cortana needs internet connection to decide what you've said
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    09-25-2014 08:39 AM
  3. OrangeBerry02's Avatar
    I wonder if this is true. My Ford can understand what I'm saying without an internet connection.

    No, I think it is to ensure everything is reported back to Big Brother in real time!
    06-13-2015 04:32 PM
  4. mijacs's Avatar
    It allows upgrades to be done and also let them do better speech detection.
    jojoe42 and xandros9 like this.
    06-13-2015 04:55 PM
  5. OrangeBerry02's Avatar
    It allows upgrades to be done and also let them do better speech detection.
    That would be the official line, anyway!

    I am not proposing that Cortana should never contact the internet ... I live in a part of the world, England, where a decent signal is often hard to find in the countryside ... I am merely suggesting Cortana "wings it" from time to time until she can re-connect and update.

    ... and "better speech detection" ... I would argue some speech detection is better than none when, for example, driving in the country and one merely wants to respond to a text message without stopping/pulling over.
    06-14-2015 06:33 AM
  6. mijacs's Avatar
    Microsoft seems to be doing an all or nothing type of approach. You even need to have location on for Cortana when a large portion of her abilities don't need it. I agree that it would be nice to have an offline limited feature.
    OrangeBerry02 likes this.
    06-14-2015 04:39 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    I wonder if this is true. My Ford can understand what I'm saying without an internet connection.

    No, I think it is to ensure everything is reported back to Big Brother in real time!
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    06-14-2015 05:01 PM
  8. Heav3n's Avatar
    Microsoft has cortana on the cloud for the most important reason of all. So that it cannot be reverse engineered and stolen by other companies.
    06-15-2015 02:37 PM

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