1. millermk's Avatar
    Just a note for those of us not lucky enough to live in America and get features, "Hey Cortana" isn't available in Canada officially, and presumably isn't available in some other places as well. However, after flashing the Finland Denim ROM onto my 1520 a while back, I switched my region, display, and speech language to en-us to try out "Hey Cortana". It worked normally then, and I had a but of fun but I wanted to set my phone back to Canadian region. So I set everything back to Canada and decided to forget about passive activation. Anyway today I said hey Cortana because I was trying it out on my computer, and my phone lit up. Turns out that it still works once my region is set to Canada even though it says its off in settings.

    Tldr: If Hey Cortana isn't available in your region, switch all your region and language settings to English/American, turn on hey Cortana (and train it for your voice if you'd like), then switch back to your own region without turning the feature off.
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    02-03-2015 12:14 AM
  2. xtremez's Avatar
    I'm in Malaysia, and i left my region as United States. But "Hey Cortana" doesn't seem to work like "Ok, Google".
    02-03-2015 03:26 AM
  3. deebee_433's Avatar
    Haha. I did exactly this not even 10 minutes ago and it works. It's a hacky workaround considering Canada and Australia are predominantly English speakers, but I've learned to --in the words of Adam Orth-- deal with it. :)
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    02-03-2015 03:32 AM
  4. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean by that but see below list for Cortana settings.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-3fde582aecd4
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    02-03-2015 03:33 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Hey Cortana is in the UK.
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    02-03-2015 03:36 AM
  6. chmun77's Avatar
    I'm in Malaysia, and i left my region as United States. But "Hey Cortana" doesn't seem to work like "Ok, Google".
    Good for you. At least you are already enjoying Denim. There is still no Denim for Singapore.
    02-03-2015 03:36 AM
  7. Lumiana's Avatar
    Hey Cortana didn't appear with my update so I did a hard reset and then it appeared :-)
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    02-03-2015 03:45 AM
  8. Pete's Avatar
    Hey Cortana didn't appear with my update so I did a hard reset and then it appeared :-)
    Same with me.
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    02-03-2015 03:47 AM
  9. Lumiana's Avatar
    I didn't download my old restore back up. I done it like it was my 1st time so that may be why I got it in the system settings
    02-03-2015 03:53 AM
  10. Pete's Avatar
    I used my previous backup and Hey Cortana came up immediately after restoring the backup and waiting for the apps to be installed.
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    02-03-2015 04:24 AM
  11. robnewton's Avatar
    Windows mobile power user have finally been useful. There's a required settings app for Hey Cortana. Got it working for me.
    Hey Cortana | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United Kingdom)
    02-03-2015 02:47 PM
  12. xtremez's Avatar
    What device are you using? The one i'm using a Lumia 535, i think is not country specific so the same device in SG should be the same. Unless you're using an another device that was is pending upgrade then it might take awhile. Our region is an iOS and Android stronghold. :p
    02-04-2015 01:21 AM

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