1. Dewg's Avatar
    Cortana has lost her voice on my HTC One M8. She responds to everything with text-to-speech. Even if you ask her to sing, or tell a joke - it's all text-to-speech now.

    ​Is there a way to get her voice back?
    02-06-2015 01:19 PM
  2. jvanlew's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, did you turn location services off, either purposely or accidentally? The settings can be found in settings > location. My coworker had a problem with Cortana that sounds very similar to yours and he had inadvertently turned location services off, which disables Cortana.

    Location on:
    wp_ss_20150206_0001.jpg

    Location off:
    wp_ss_20150206_0002.jpg
    Last edited by jvanlew; 02-06-2015 at 03:13 PM.
    02-06-2015 03:03 PM
  3. Dewg's Avatar
    Nope that's not it. I even turned off Cortana - restarted - and set her back up. Same thing. She just "sang" frere jacques and it was disturbing.. The text-to-speech engine couldn't pronounce the words right, so it sounded horrible.
    02-06-2015 05:16 PM
  4. Dewg's Avatar
    Solved it by doing a factory wipe on the phone. Boots 10x faster now and Cortana works again.
    02-06-2015 07:49 PM
  5. Jon-Anthony De Angelis's Avatar
    I have the same issue every has worked fine then last night she has only text to speech I can't work it out and resetting my phone isn't a real good solution
    02-07-2015 03:43 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Why has Cortana stopped working with my Microsoft Band?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Microsoft Band & Band 2
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-28-2016, 01:04 PM
  2. Cortana does impersonations
    By vEEP pEEP in forum Cortana
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-14-2015, 03:12 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-10-2015, 02:49 AM
  4. Future versions of Office may come with Cortana built in
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-2015, 12:11 PM
  5. Why does Cortana only give me Bing searches?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-05-2015, 06:13 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD