1. neil_th's Avatar
    Hi, I'm trying to use this feature with the built-in Bluetooth connectivity on a C class Merc.
    From what I've read online the 950XL will put a "Cortana" contact into the cars contacts list (and it has). The number behind this contact is 5555559876. If I call that contact it is supposed to wake Cortana, but it doesn't. Has anyone got this working please?
    07-03-2016 07:28 AM
  2. extrikate's Avatar
    I have seen the contact activate in my wife's Ford Edge w/ Sync. In my truck, I use an aftermarket Pioneer head unit and haven't seen the number.

    Are you just trying to activate Cortana to initiate a command? Hey Cortana works in both vehicles without me having to "call" it via phone number. I don't know if this is what you're trying to do.
    07-03-2016 07:44 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I believe you ask the car to "Call Cortana" rather than manually dial out that number.
    07-03-2016 09:41 AM
  4. anthonyng's Avatar
    on my 2006 acura, I call Cortana which keeps the car connected to phone and I can process commands that way, like calling another number... but it's awkward... It's really only for older cars where activating cortana doesn't wake up the car's handsfree system.
    07-04-2016 01:27 AM
  5. neil_th's Avatar
    Piecing together those replies, think I have figured this out...

    When I dial the Cortana contact using the car's in-built connectivity (by voice or from the dashboard-screen) it works if I have "Hey Cortana" enabled - that was the bit I was missing. Thanks to all who responded.
    RobotX likes this.
    07-04-2016 01:08 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    that's odd. None of my phones ever had Hey Cortana.

    It'd work in the Hyundai I drive since it has its own voice recognition thing and by asking it to call Cortana it'll pass it onto my phone so I can talk directly to it. But I'd prefer the quicker holding-the-search-button on the phone itself manually then talking.
    pankaj981 likes this.
    07-04-2016 01:14 PM
  7. neil_th's Avatar
    I spoke too soon - whilst Cortana does fire-up this way, still getting reliability issues like it will read out some texts but not others.
    07-05-2016 12:50 PM
  8. sinime's Avatar
    You may need to adjust a Bluetooth setting...

    Settings -> Devices -> Bluetooth -> hit "Advanced" below the list of Bluetooth devices...
    check "Use an alternate Bluetooth audio connection for speech"
    07-05-2016 04:48 PM
  9. 206Husky's Avatar
    Cortana just reads me text messages through my cars bluetooth. Pretty cool when it first happened.
    RobotX likes this.
    07-05-2016 05:57 PM

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