1. Bobbss's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I was curious as to what changing my region to US from UK would do to my phone other than allow me to have access to Cortana? I'm new to WP's so still getting used to them, but I'm really tempted to give her a shot and see what she's about (granted it doesn't change anything else)
    06-01-2014 08:22 AM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    It would give you access to the US store, but not the UK store. For Cortana you need to change the reigon, keyboard and speech settings to US. Reigon format (for dates and thinks) don't appear to matter as mine is set to UK for that and I still have Cortana. After doing all that your phone will eventually restart a couple of times, and you will find Cortana in the app list. Run her from there first and after that she will work from the search button.

    Install online banking apps before you change the region though, or it won't let you install them after your reigon is set to US.

    If you search the forums you will find a more detailed thread on the subject. :)
    06-01-2014 08:29 AM
  3. Bobbss's Avatar
    I do have Barclays currently installed so that should be fine. I'm presuming that if I change my region, I can always just change it back right? And, probably a ridiculous question, but will all my current apps and games remain on the device?
    06-01-2014 09:06 AM
  4. David P2's Avatar
    Indeed you can - it just changes the speech and region settings when it restarts - doesn't delete anything. And you can change it all back anytime.
    06-01-2014 09:15 AM
  5. Bobbss's Avatar
    So there's literally nothing to lose? Sounds excellent. I'm presuming that the US app store is far superior than UK aswell
    06-01-2014 09:45 AM
  6. ghosted85's Avatar
    You'll have to switch it back to uk if you want to pay for anything on the app store
    06-01-2014 09:51 AM

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