1. vhl71's Avatar
    How do i get Cortana to read text messages? I hear the the incoming text messages tone and I want to ask cortana to read my text messages. I can't find this command. Sending text etc works. but how to i get her to read messages?
    03-04-2016 12:28 PM
  2. anon(9812986)'s Avatar
    If you go to Cortana's Notebook, and select Settings, there should be an option for "Read incoming text messages aloud." Your options are Off, Always On, Bluetooth and wired headsets, Bluetooth only, or Wired headset only.
    03-04-2016 01:14 PM
  3. vhl71's Avatar
    Mine is set to bluetooth - but it doesnt work all the time. Is there a way i can ask cortana to read any unread texts whenever i want? this would solve my issue when it doesnt automatically read incoming tets
    03-07-2016 01:13 PM
  4. anon(9812986)'s Avatar
    That I don't know - sorry.
    03-07-2016 04:22 PM
  5. Mark F24's Avatar
    In my opinion it's broke. I find Cortana sporatic at best. Mine will ask me and then sometimes not read it. Or if she does read it and I replay, when I say "send" she says "I've sen..." and the tone for closing an interaction does not sound. I must pull my phone from my pocket and access my home screen and the tone sounds after I enter my passcode and you hear her finish the word "sent" then she says "that." My message will not send until I unlock my phone. There are other "quirks" but it has improved over some builds, but I cannot help but to expect Cortana to function at least on the same level as it did in W8.1m.

    I like a lot about W10m, but the way Cortana messes up annoys the daylights out of me.
    03-10-2016 07:31 PM
  6. emark858's Avatar
    My text messaging acts the same way with the exception that my message will send without having to unlock the phone. If I activate the Bluetooth again, Cortana will finish the word sent. I'm wondering if it is the Skype and messaging integration. I have a Lumina 950.
    03-26-2016 10:35 AM
  7. Mark F24's Avatar
    I find that you are correct that the message sends but the phone sort of "hangs" until its unlocked. I usually have an audio app playing and because Cortana does not "finish" the audio does not resume, I hope MS gets it worked out.
    03-29-2016 09:39 PM

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