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  1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Was happy with windows phone but it is rubbish with Cortana, how do I get rid of it?
    03-20-2015 11:43 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Was happy with windows phone but it is rubbish with Cortana, how do I get rid of it?
    Just go to your phone Settings > swipe over to Applications > Cortana, then tap on the On/Off toggle Switch. This will remove Cortana from your phone... or bring "her" back when you decide to in a future point in time.

    Sorry to hear that you didn't like your experience with Cortana, but you may still want to create a Windows Central account in order to track responses to your query easily.
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Was happy with windows phone but it is rubbish with Cortana, how do I get rid of it?
    Just go to your phone Settings > swipe over to Applications > Cortana, then tap on the On/Off toggle Switch. This will remove Cortana from your phone... or bring "her" back when you decide to in a future point in time.

    Sorry to hear that you didn't like your experience with Cortana, but you may still want to create a Windows Central account in order to track responses to your query easily.
    03-20-2015 11:47 AM
  4. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    I have seen a first person who dont like cortana......many of my friends are android and iphone users but they liked cortana in first impression because its new but has many useful features....
    Sorry to hear that
    03-20-2015 11:54 AM
  5. zeref0016's Avatar
    Wow.
    03-20-2015 11:57 AM
  6. Bearair2014's Avatar
    Ok, created account, not looking to turn it off want it removed from phone as it was when I bought it, not interested in it . Phone is a Nokia 630 it was updated by windows and now I cannot remove the dreadful Cortana gimmick from phone.
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    03-20-2015 12:00 PM
  7. Erwin0723's Avatar
    you need to watch the videos about people experience with cortana in youtube,sure..it will be change your mind about cortana.. But yeah,different people have a have different thoughts.
    03-20-2015 12:13 PM
  8. colinkiama's Avatar
    Ok, created account, not looking to turn it off want it removed from phone as it was when I bought it, not interested in it . Phone is a Nokia 630 it was updated by windows and now I cannot remove the dreadful Cortana gimmick from phone.
    You cant do that unless you change your region into unsupported country. Its fine anyway, you cant remove google now from an android and you cant remove siri from ios either. Just don't touch the app if you don't want to use it. Bing will appear when you use the search button like when you bought your phone anyway
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    03-20-2015 12:13 PM
  9. Bearair2014's Avatar
    Thanks, pity I was really happy with Windows phone found it much easier to use than Android. If I get another 630 without it on can I stop it being updated or is there a Windows 8.1 phone without Cortana on it please?
    03-20-2015 12:20 PM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    Thanks, pity I was really happy with Windows phone found it much easier to use than Android. If I get another 630 without it on can I stop it being updated or is there a Windows 8.1 phone without Cortana on it please?
    You can stop the update by unchecking the automatically check for updates option. At least the update does give you extra quick toggle options for the mobile data and battery saver. It also improves internet explorer too. But I really recommend you give Cortana a chance.
    Bearair2014 likes this.
    03-20-2015 12:24 PM
  11. steve_w_7's Avatar
    Thanks, pity I was really happy with Windows phone found it much easier to use than Android. If I get another 630 without it on can I stop it being updated or is there a Windows 8.1 phone without Cortana on it please?
    This has got to be the strangest post I've ever read. How does the existence of Cortana on your phone change, in any way, the way your phone performs? If you don't use Cortana, you'll never know it's there. I have an iPhone. I think Siri is subpar, but it doesn't ruin the overall experience. I just don't hold the home button down. Problem solved!
    xandros9, mark233, N_LaRUE and 4 others like this.
    03-20-2015 12:29 PM
  12. Bearair2014's Avatar
    This has got to be the strangest post I've ever read. How does the existence of Cortana on your phone change, in any way, the way your phone performs? If you don't use Cortana, you'll never know it's there. I have an iPhone. I think Siri is subpar, but it doesn't ruin the overall experience. I just don't hold the home button down. Problem solved!
    Since Cortana has been on the phone it no longer speaks voice texts on the car interface, I constantly get asked to use location services which I will never turn on. It could well be that Cortana is not the problem and it was the update, but I am not really interested in mucking around with mobiles, I want my phone back working the way it was when I bought it, with the same features I originally had nothing more nothing less.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-20-2015 12:42 PM
  13. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Ok, created account, not looking to turn it off want it removed from phone as it was when I bought it, not interested in it . Phone is a Nokia 630 it was updated by windows and now I cannot remove the dreadful Cortana gimmick from phone.
    That's strange. What OS version number and Firmware Revision number do you have? I could easily turn Cortana off/on in my L535 with the latest Denim update, as mentioned in my previous post.
    03-20-2015 12:44 PM
  14. Pete's Avatar
    Settings->applications -> Cortana

    Turn off Cortana there.
    03-20-2015 12:47 PM
  15. steve_w_7's Avatar
    Since Cortana has been on the phone it no longer speaks voice texts on the car interface, I constantly get asked to use location services which I will never turn on. It could well be that Cortana is not the problem and it was the update, but I am not really interested in mucking around with mobiles, I want my phone back working the way it was when I bought it, with the same features I originally had nothing more nothing less.
    You are right. Reading incoming texts via bluetooth is one of the most useful features of Windows Phone (a feature that iPhone is sorely lacking). As far as I know, this isn't a Cortana-specific feature. You can enable this by going into Settings > Speech > Set 'Read aloud incoming text messages' to 'Bluetooth only'. I don't think you need Cortana for this to work - but again, even if you had Cortana enabled on your phone, you don't need to use this service. You would never know it was there.
    03-20-2015 12:49 PM
  16. colinkiama's Avatar
    Since Cortana has been on the phone it no longer speaks voice texts on the car interface, I constantly get asked to use location services which I will never turn on. It could well be that Cortana is not the problem and it was the update, but I am not really interested in mucking around with mobiles, I want my phone back working the way it was when I bought it, with the same features I originally had nothing more nothing less.
    Have you turned Cortana off and tried again?
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-20-2015 01:25 PM
  17. Bearair2014's Avatar
    Thanks Folks, I have managed to swap my 630 with another persons who does not have Cortina on it, and everything is working again. Have made sure it will not do the update again. Thanks for all the help.
    ven07 and gpobernardo like this.
    03-21-2015 03:44 AM
  18. sachinsachdeva13's Avatar
    OMG, seriously you don't like Cortana, is there something she did wrong? :D

    We here in India are dying to get full features.
    03-21-2015 06:09 AM
  19. eroselim's Avatar
    Sorry about this but dont be so dumb. You can only activate cortana when YOU tap the ICON, or YOU hold the search button. Other than that you cant activate it, you can though with other phones that support hey cortana'. So if you dont like the feature just tap the search button and it will let you input what you want t search and it will automatically search using Bing. Easy as pie.
    03-21-2015 08:01 AM
  20. colinkiama's Avatar
    Sorry about this but dont be so dumb. You can only activate cortana when YOU tap the ICON, or YOU hold the search button. Other than that you cant activate it, you can though with other phones that support hey cortana'. So if you dont like the feature just tap the search button and it will let you input what you want t search and it will automatically search using Bing. Easy as pie.
    They just didn't want Cortana on the phone at all.
    03-21-2015 09:29 AM
  21. eroselim's Avatar
    They just didn't want Cortana on the phone at all.
    It wont harm them. :)

    Anyway yuh, just change ur region to unsupported regions.
    03-21-2015 09:56 AM
  22. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    It wont harm them. :)

    Anyway yuh, just change ur region to unsupported regions.

    And if that country receives Cortana? And if you want to keep your own country?
    Why on Earth should you change country, just switch off Cortana from Settings.

    The voice for other applications should be just an issue he had, for me works just fine.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 03-21-2015 at 12:23 PM.
    03-21-2015 10:04 AM
  23. eroselim's Avatar
    And if that country receives Cortana? And if you want to keep your own country?
    Why on Earth should you change country, just switch off Cortana from Settings.
    Because he meant to want to erase cortana entirely. If u just switch off, the icon would still be in the apps list. :)
    03-21-2015 10:16 AM
  24. ven07's Avatar
    Not sure but moving the date ahead about 50 years could help to remove the app completely
    03-21-2015 02:59 PM
  25. JP8296's Avatar
    And if that country receives Cortana? And if you want to keep your own country?
    Why on Earth should you change country, just switch off Cortana from Settings.

    The voice for other applications should be just an issue he had, for me works just fine.
    and why on earth do you swap your phone with someone else just because it have and app that you can disable?
    03-21-2015 03:18 PM
  26. ven07's Avatar
    and why on earth do you swap your phone with someone else just because it have and app that you can disable?
    I guess he's afraid of cortana and her ability to learn xd might allow the NSA to track him
    03-21-2015 04:13 PM
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