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How do I remove Cortana from search?

Mohd Fadil A

New member
Jun 26, 2013
when i select search from navigation bar, cortona pops out. I would like to get the old search features which includes bing, music search and scan instead of cortona. It is possible to get the previous feature back while selecting search without deactivating cortona?


New member
Dec 23, 2012

Then, turn the entire operation off. Problem solved!

(Ah, oops. Read the OP incorrectly. You simply can't do this currently.)


Retired Moderator
Nov 12, 2012
Turning off location services will disable Cortana. You can't really ask someone to go into the settings every time they want a Bing search.

Cortana has music search (it's the musical note in the top right). The only thing missing is Bing Vision, and that can be found as a separate camera lens. Each update has progressively took more functionality away from Bing vision (only QR tags are left), so it's largely useless now.

We don't know at this point whether future updates will allow Cortana to open her eyes as well as her ears and mouth.