1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Each time i click the search button it takes me to bing search page which signifies Cortana is not turned on. How can I turn Cortana on or install if she is not present?
    11-05-2015 07:09 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Cortana is already installed. Just go into settings->Cortana. I believe that is how to turn her on.
    11-05-2015 07:33 AM
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Technically, we don't or can't "install" Cortana. Availability depends on the region and language settings of your device.

    The safest way to have Cortana available is to set your region to United States, with your phone language and speech settings in English (US).

    Once all set, Cortana should appear in your app list (after restarting your phone).

    If it doesn't appear yet, then head over to Settings > Swipe to Applications > Cortana, then tap on "Turn on".

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    11-05-2015 07:33 AM
  4. manus31's Avatar
    The problem with changing your region is that national calls no longer work, at least that's my outcome in Ireland,would love cortana though

    Wonder if there's any workaround for this
    11-05-2015 07:43 AM
  5. gpobernardo's Avatar
    The problem with changing your region is that national calls no longer work, at least that's my outcome in Ireland,would love cortana though

    Wonder if there's any workaround for this
    That's strange. I've always saved my contact numbers with my country code, e.g. if the number is 0917-xxxxxxx, I save it as +63917-xxxxxxx. Local/national calls have always worked for me, and the majority of the other users who have changed their phone regional settings just to be able to use Cortana seem to not have that issue as well.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-07-2015 07:50 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here are the OS version and Settings needed for Cortana: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/m...e-3fde582aecd4


    Also, Phone > settings > International Assist toggle to "On" for the other issue.
    ven07 and gpobernardo like this.
    11-10-2015 11:10 AM
  7. neo158's Avatar
    The problem with changing your region is that national calls no longer work, at least that's my outcome in Ireland,would love cortana though

    Wonder if there's any workaround for this
    In Ireland you would be better off using English (UK) settings instead, that would eliminate the need for international assist to be switched on.
    ven07, gpobernardo and RumoredNow like this.
    11-10-2015 11:18 AM

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