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How to set up and use Cortana, a personal assistant that provides help whenever you need it.



  1. Cortana is a digital, personal assistant capable of adapting to your personality and interests over time.
    Note: A Microsoft account is required to use Cortana.
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  2. From the home screen, tap Cortana. Cortana can also be accessed from any screen by tapping the Search icon.
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  3. In the type your name field, enter the Desired name, and then tap the Go icon.
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  4. Tap the Play icon to hear Cortana say the given name, then tap sounds good.
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  5. Tap next.
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  6. Tap the ask me anything field. To initiate a voice search, tap the Microphone icon.
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  7. Enter the desired search term.
    Note: To learn more, see the Window Phone support article: What can I say to Cortana?
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  8. Tap the Go icon.
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  9. The results are displayed.
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  10. To turn Cortana on and off or to change Cortana settings, from the Start screen, swipe to the left and then tap Settings > Cortana > On/Off switch.
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