What is Cortana and how do I use it?

Meet Cortana

Cortana is an app with which you can use your voice to make a call, send a text message, search the web, or open an app.

Cortana can help you:

  • Schedule a meeting
  • Set a reminder for an important task
  • Send automatic replies for callers when you don’t want to be disturbed
  • Check your location
  • Get up-to-date traffic or weather info, and much more

You need a Microsoft account to use Cortana.

To use Cortana, press and hold the search key, and follow the instructions shown on your phone.

Cortana is not available in all languages. For info on the supported languages, go to www.windowsphone.com.

You can turn Cortana off at any time. Go to Cortana's Notebook > Settings, turn Cortana off and then restart your phone.