1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    cortana says im too young to use her,do i wait till im older?
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-27-2014 06:20 PM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    Cortana isn't allowed to be used in the US because of the COPPA (Child Online Privacy and Protection Act). It specifically prohibits collecting identifying information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent, and even with parental consent, the information cannot be used for a number of purposes. Cortana, because of these restrictions, would be unable to function for a child under the age of 13.

    It is a United States Federal offense for a company to knowingly allow a child under the age of 13 to participate in such a case, and it is also against federal law to lie about being 13 or older. The parent or guardian can actually be held responsible for it.

    If Cortana says you are too young, it is because Cortana is programmed to follow the laws of the country it is being operated in. Wait until you grow up. It will be worth the wait.

    Personally, my children will not be allowed to have a phone until they are at least 13 years old. I may plant a GPS tracker on them, but not allow a phone. :)
  3. belodion's Avatar
    You have to be aged thirteen or more.

    Being young, you probably wish you were older. When you're older, you'll probably wish you were young again. The first is inevitable, and the second impossible.

    Enjoy young while it lasts.☺

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    Laura Knotek, Rem97 and RumoredNow like this.
    09-27-2014 07:00 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    you may be able to change your birthdate in the MS account settings online. there might be a lag time between changing the date and it registering. dont know if it'll work though.

    telling him or her to just enjoy youth is not necessarily an excuse here IMHO.
    09-28-2014 02:14 PM
  5. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Sorry can't resist it.

    1 Lie

    2 Tell her you are well built for your age and it's her loss

    3 Move to the UK and you can practice abstinence like the rest of us, BECAUSE SHE STILL DON'T WORK OVER HERE.


    Sorry I will get my coat......


    Bob
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-28-2014 02:40 PM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    you may be able to change your birthdate in the MS account settings online. there might be a lag time between changing the date and it registering. dont know if it'll work though.

    telling him or her to just enjoy youth is not necessarily an excuse here IMHO.
    Yes but the point is that there's nothing the OP can do. We all have to wait to reach qualifying ages when we're young. Falsifying the date of birth may well be counter to the Microsoft Terms & Conditions and is also bad advice to a young person, or indeed pretty much any person, as I'm sure you'd agree.

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    09-28-2014 04:11 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Falsifying the date of birth is probably counter to the Microsoft Terms & Conditions and is also bad aldvice to a young person, or indeed pretty much any person.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    But it works, and in the big picture, it hardly matters.
    Whats going to happen? Nothing. Zip. This is hardly falsifying an ID for the sake of obtaining alcohol.
    I'm sure the internet would think a disproportionate amount of people are born on January 1st.
    What about the privacy aspect of it too? I dont think its unheard of the birthday being used as some sort of low-level authentication somewhere IIRC
    09-28-2014 04:18 PM
  8. rhapdog's Avatar
    Cortana isn't allowed to be used in the US because of the COPPA (Child Online Privacy and Protection Act). It specifically prohibits collecting identifying information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent, and even with parental consent, the information cannot be used for a number of purposes. Cortana, because of these restrictions, would be unable to function for a child under the age of 13.

    It is a United States Federal offense for a company to knowingly allow a child under the age of 13 to participate in such a case, and it is also against federal law to lie about being 13 or older. The parent or guardian can actually be held responsible for it.

    If Cortana says you are too young, it is because Cortana is programmed to follow the laws of the country it is being operated in. Wait until you grow up. It will be worth the wait.

    Personally, my children will not be allowed to have a phone until they are at least 13 years old. I may plant a GPS tracker on them, but not allow a phone. :)
    09-28-2014 05:02 PM
  9. belodion's Avatar
    ^^^Thanks for info.

    My word, this is getting heavy...US law and possibly that of other countries. I propose we just stop there and wish the young OP well with Cortana on reaching that required age. Xands? Bobs?

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    09-28-2014 05:20 PM
  10. gibbyhome's Avatar
    Thank how does google get away with it and apples seir they don't have accounts setup for kids by its the first thing my kid said to me is my friends use google and seri why can't we use that? and they have a phone but there is no sim so its like a ipod touch.
    09-28-2014 11:19 PM
  11. MontyE's Avatar
    I checked my birthday setting in my Microsoft account. It is correct, and I'm more than 3x the age of 13. Reset it and saved it, to see what would happen. Cortana is still insisting I'm too young. First time I've been carded in decades!
    RumoredNow and xandros9 like this.
    08-10-2015 04:34 PM
  12. rhapdog's Avatar
    I checked my birthday setting in my Microsoft account. It is correct, and I'm more than 3x the age of 13. Reset it and saved it, to see what would happen. Cortana is still insisting I'm too young. First time I've been carded in decades!
    It may not be the age on your Microsoft Account. Perhaps it's a setting on your local computer with how that account is set up. Is it set up as a "family member?" If so, you may have limited access with certain things.
    Laura Knotek and RumoredNow like this.
    08-10-2015 06:25 PM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    You could try a call to Customer Care and see if they can suss out the issue: microsoft customer care - Bing
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-10-2015 07:10 PM
  14. Stevie Gamer's Avatar
    I know the Coppa thing now thanks but...
    Whats with germany?
    I live in germany and i have ALL my options on German and Germany
    What do i do now?
    03-15-2016 12:06 PM
  15. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I know the Coppa thing now thanks but...
    Whats with germany?
    I live in germany and i have ALL my options on German and Germany
    What do i do now?

    Here are the OS version and setting requirements for Cortana by Region. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/m...e-3fde582aecd4
    03-15-2016 03:35 PM

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