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12-23-2015 05:18 AM
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  1. LaurinSt's Avatar
    Hey guys

    I really love the feature to be alerted when i should leave.
    However this sometimes work and very often not (often with an address that worked on another appointment). For a long time it worked not. now since the developer preview updated it seemed to work again for a few appointments and then it stopped again.
    Does somebody know this behavior?

    best
    laurin
    Last edited by LaurinSt; 01-05-2015 at 04:34 PM.
    01-05-2015 04:20 PM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    If I remember correctly it only works for appointments that have been marked as busy.
    01-06-2015 09:15 AM
  3. LaurinSt's Avatar
    Hi
    Thank you for your answer. Yes the appointment is marked as busy but it does not notify me... :( a real pitty!! I could not find any pattern when it works and when not.. :(
    Best
    Laurin
    01-06-2015 02:15 PM
  4. dKp1977's Avatar
    Hi
    Thank you for your answer. Yes the appointment is marked as busy but it does not notify me... :( a real pitty!! I could not find any pattern when it works and when not.. :(
    Best
    Laurin
    Hm.. Just to make sure:

    1) your appointments do have a start time?
    2) the address set in the according field is correct?
    3) you have enabled the required Cortana settings for this to work?
    01-07-2015 01:35 AM
  5. LaurinSt's Avatar
    Hi
    Yes! Yes! Yes!
    The real stupid thing is:
    On the life tile cortana shows me how long it will take with the current traffic to my next meeting!! Just the reminder does not come up again.
    it is so stupid... :(
    01-07-2015 02:23 AM
  6. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Has it maybe to do with Quiet hours or inner circle setting?
    01-07-2015 03:24 AM
  7. LaurinSt's Avatar
    Unfortunately not...i never have quiet hours enabled...
    01-07-2015 06:23 AM
  8. Link Kadeshi's Avatar
    Cortana did this to me as some point, and I realized in her settings that it was disabled to notify me. Please double-check your settings to see if the check box is selected. Maybe an update disabled it for me, I'm not sure.
    01-09-2015 02:31 AM
  9. LaurinSt's Avatar
    Yes, i am always asked that... here are my settings:
    wp_ss_20150109_0001.jpg
    It is really my most missed feature...if this would work i would be so happy :(
    but nobody has an answer or the same behavior...and the MSDN Forums just give stupid replies like 'please enable cortana'...great...
    01-09-2015 05:31 AM
  10. aximtreo's Avatar
    For lack of a better answer, did you try doing a soft reset to see if that solved the problem. I doubt it will but you never know until you try.
    01-09-2015 07:46 AM
  11. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Here another one. To get this info Cortana must have internet connection. Is it possible that she has problems to get connected. Like a data sense restriction or background restriction.
    Last edited by Harrie-S; 01-09-2015 at 08:25 AM.
    01-09-2015 08:07 AM
  12. LaurinSt's Avatar
    Yes, i tried it that way:
    - Disable Cortana
    - Reboot
    - Doing a Soft Reset
    - Renable Cortana

    It is strange that it worked sometimes, then it stopped. then i thought maybe an update would help and i enabled windows dev preview. then it started to work again =) ... but only for a few days...now it stopped again....argh!!
    01-09-2015 08:08 AM
  13. LaurinSt's Avatar
    :( unfortunately not... cortana is working properly in every other way. most of the time i have wifi anyway. if not i am living in a big city and i have a flat subscription with constant 4G Connection...
    01-09-2015 09:41 AM
  14. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Bugger. But what if you have connection with internet but the trafic"website" or how its called is not up to date or "down". Not sure how to test that or can you set which "trafic website" you use.
    01-09-2015 10:12 AM
  15. LaurinSt's Avatar
    As far as i know this is not possible.
    01-09-2015 10:23 AM
  16. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Doesn't work for me either... But an update did uncheck that box... So bug.

    But it's useless to me anyway since it assumes you're ready to go at a moments notice. I want a ten minute warning with current conditions.
    Cortana should say: Traffic is heavy, leave within ten minutes to make it to work on time.
    Not: Time to go you'll be late.

    Well thanks, I'm still bruising my teeth and I read the paper and extra three minutes because I thought I was good...
    01-09-2015 10:31 AM
  17. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    It's never worked for me on my Lumia 820. When creating an appointment in the location I would have expected it to start searching for the location, however it doesn't. Even manually putting the address in doesn't get it to give notifications! Have all options checked in the getting around.

    Running latest PfD, and have soft reset today to see if it starts working again. Sadly not!

    Can only assume it's not working 100% outside the US, as I'm in the UK. It's the only feature of Cortana that frustrates me for not working...

    G.
    01-12-2015 02:08 PM
  18. WPit's Avatar
    It's never worked for me on my Lumia 820. When creating an appointment in the location I would have expected it to start searching for the location, however it doesn't. Even manually putting the address in doesn't get it to give notifications! Have all options checked in the getting around.

    Running latest PfD, and have soft reset today to see if it starts working again. Sadly not!

    Can only assume it's not working 100% outside the US, as I'm in the UK. It's the only feature of Cortana that frustrates me for not working...

    G.

    Never? Something may be wrong!

    How about her Daily Glance? Have you checked? When you create your appointment, how do you do this? Try using Cortana more and more times (save Cortana's setups more than one time in order to make sure back-end - cloud - will work), because she learns things. Still, in Beta. Cheers!
    01-13-2015 03:58 AM
  19. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Never? Something may be wrong!

    How about her Daily Glance? Have you checked? When you create your appointment, how do you do this? Try using Cortana more and more times (save Cortana's setups more than one time in order to make sure back-end - cloud - will work), because she learns things. Still, in Beta. Cheers!
    Nope, never! I use her every day since I signed up to PfD back in September, so she must know me by know!

    Doesn't matter whether I use Cortana to setup the appointment or manually set it up via the Calendar. On YouTube videos when you start typing in the 'Location' bar it's supposed to start a location search, but doesn't on mine, never has!

    EDIT: Even tried using Outlook.com to set it up, but no joy...

    Again, I can only assume it's only available in the US, not yet in the UK

    G.
    01-13-2015 11:44 AM
  20. WPit's Avatar
    It is available in the UK. Do you write your appointment's address in the calendar event field? I mean, complete address. Do you have this also saved under her notebook's places? And, are you talking about the "when to leave" feature? It will alert you about the optimal time to leave. If you leave too early, she won't alert. And, there are two types of alerts: one hits her live tile a few hours before your event starts, the other is the "when to leave" feature alert, with sound etc. Have you checked your phone's connection (4G...)? How about Daily Glance? Checked? Look, go into her notebook's interests, check and uncheck, then check again her Daily Glance checkbox and Getting Around's. Save again. It will work! ; ) Cheers! P.S.: Is your location setup turned on? How about language, speech and region? Are they english (United Kingdom) coordinating with Cortana UK Beta? How about your default Maps (bing) app? Is it working alright? Do you get Cortana's places integrated with it's favorites? ; ) Another thing is Bing's traffic info should work for all major highways and roads, so check about your location.
    01-14-2015 04:05 AM
  21. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    It is available in the UK. Do you write your appointment's address in the calendar event field? I mean, complete address. Do you have this also saved under her notebook's places? And, are you talking about the "when to leave" feature? It will alert you about the optimal time to leave. If you leave too early, she won't alert. And, there are two types of alerts: one hits her live tile a few hours before your event starts, the other is the "when to leave" feature alert, with sound etc. Have you checked your phone's connection (4G...)? How about Daily Glance? Checked? Look, go into her notebook's interests, check and uncheck, then check again her Daily Glance checkbox and Getting Around's. Save again. It will work! ; ) Cheers! P.S.: Is your location setup turned on? How about language, speech and region? Are they english (United Kingdom) coordinating with Cortana UK Beta? How about your default Maps (bing) app? Is it working alright? Do you get Cortana's places integrated with it's favorites? ; ) Another thing is Bing's traffic info should work for all major highways and roads, so check about your location.
    I'm getting this (for example):
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/att...41125_0002.png

    When I should be getting this (for example):
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/att...41125_0006.png

    Location: ON
    Maps (Here & Bing) Up-to-date
    Even testing using my mother's address, which is a favourite & in her contact details doesn't get me anywhere...

    There's another thread (http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...-calendar.html) that I'm following which is similar. I might try a Hard Reset (not ideal option) when Denim is available...

    G.
    01-14-2015 02:42 PM
  22. WPit's Avatar
    Hi G,

    So you are talking about the Autocomplete feature? Ok then.

    The thread you forwarded has lots of different examples. Didn't help much, I'm afraid.

    Try going to Internet Explorer's advanced settings and having "give me Bing suggestions as I type" checked. Also there, try Bing as your default search provider (not sure on this one, just double checking as my autocomplete f. works seamlessly).

    And Cortana's settings has a checkbox called "detect tracking info, such as flights, in messages on my phone". This should be checked. Also there, go to search settings and check if your safesearch is moderate and if you allow Microsoft to store and use images from vision searches (this last just being a redundant checking).

    In calendar events, I checked that and it doesn't have the autocomplete feature (I know, you said it was just an example, so I got a bit confused here). Is not there, plain and simple. It's not featured and supposed to have this, I'm afraid.

    Good luck!
    01-15-2015 04:02 AM
  23. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    So you are talking about the Autocomplete feature? Ok then.
    Yes, realised that wasn't clear

    Try going to Internet Explorer's advanced settings and having "give me Bing suggestions as I type" checked. Also there, try Bing as your default search provider (not sure on this one, just double checking as my autocomplete f. works seamlessly).
    Already set to Bing and suggestions on

    And Cortana's settings has a checkbox called "detect tracking info, such as flights, in messages on my phone". This should be checked. Also there, go to search settings and check if your safesearch is moderate and if you allow Microsoft to store and use images from vision searches (this last just being a redundant checking).
    Yup to all including moderate safesearch

    In calendar events, I checked that and it doesn't have the autocomplete feature (I know, you said it was just an example, so I got a bit confused here). Is not there, plain and simple. It's not featured and supposed to have this, I'm afraid.
    When I've looked at YouTube videos and other threads on this forum (http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...-calendar.html - fourth response down) autocomplete is working, and on another thread I found yesterday it also seems to be working in the UK, though it was hit and miss. So I can only assume PfD has messed something up, as opposed to me not configuring something...

    I did try just putting the address in the Location field but nothing happened, even if that was set as a favourite. Even setting the event via Cortana didn't notify me.

    I wouldn't have minded if I could only add the location information via the Outlook.com interface, but that's also just a text box...

    Looks like when Denim is enabled for my phone/carrier I'll Hard Reset, as Denim enables Update 1 which allows Cortana to be used in the UK (Beta). Will I have to 'teach' Cortana everything again, or is most of the configuration kept in the cloud??

    G.
    01-16-2015 12:53 PM
  24. WPit's Avatar
    Hello G,

    Yep. Kept in the cloud for sure. Check this out: Windows Phone Cortana settings | Windows Phone How-to (United States) . Cheers!
    01-19-2015 04:51 AM
  25. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Yep. Kept in the cloud for sure.[/url] . Cheers!
    OK, thanks for that. I'll wait for Denim, then clear the decks!

    G.
    01-19-2015 08:26 AM
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