Getting started with Cortana

Getting started is easy. Choose the device you'd like to set up.

1. Sign in with your MSA

Add your Microsoft Account (MSA) and Cortana will help manage your services all in one place. Sign in with your MSA by opening Cortana, selecting the Notebook icon, and then About me.

2. Sync your accounts

Cortana works with a variety of services. To connect them, open Cortana, select the Notebook icon and then Connected services. From there, you can add your accounts including: Office 365, LinkedIn, Wunderlist, Outlook.com, and others¹.

3. Download the app

Add the Cortana mobile app to your phone for help when you’re on the go. Set a reminder on your PC and get it on your phone⁵ at the right place and time—along with your lists, calendars, traffic updates, and everything else Cortana helps you with.

1. Download Cortana from the App store

It’s simple and free.

2. Sign in with your MSA

Add your Microsoft Account (MSA) and Cortana will help manage your services all in one place. Sign in with your MSA by opening Cortana, tapping the upper right corner, selecting Notebook, and then About me.

3. Personalize

Make Cortana your favorite color, change what she calls you, and add your favorite teams, locations, and interests to the Notebook so she can keep you up to date on what you care about.

1. Download Cortana from the Google Play Store

It's simple and free.

2. Sign in with your MSA

Add your Microsoft Account (MSA) and Cortana will help manage your services all in one place. Sign in with your MSA by opening Cortana, tapping the upper right corner, selecting Notebook, and then About me.

3. Add Cortana to your lock screen

With Cortana on your lock screen you’ll get quick, easy access when you’re on the go. Go to Cortana settings and switch on lock screen.

Plug in your speaker

Download the app

It's simple, free, and available on iOS and Android devices⁵.

Sign in and setup

Once the Cortana app is open, select Account in the top-right corner. Select Devices, then select Start setup.

A few more tips for getting started

Get the most out of your device with some of the options below.