How to Activate or Deactivate Cortana in Windows 10

Finally, Microsoft’s digital assistant “Cortana” has been embedded into the company’s desktop operating system – Windows 10. Using digital voice assistant, one can easily get small things (set alarm, remainder, search, etc) done and its a wise thing to activate it for increasing productivity level. Windows user can easily upgrade to the new version of Windows for free.
If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 from previous versions, then “Cortana” might not be activated by default. So here’s an easy way to activate/deactivate her.

ACTIVATING/DEACTIVATING CORTANA IN WINDOWS 10

  • Click Start button
  • Select Cortana
  • Within the settings, click the notebook icon (third icon down – on the left)
  • Click the toggle button to turn on/off Cortana

TURNING OFF “HEY CORTANA” VOICE COMMAND

Cortana pops up herself when you use this command, that means she’s active all the time which is battery consuming too! So some people might prefer deactivating this voice command.
Go to Start > Cortana, and select the notebook icon. Click the toggle menu to turn off the voice command.


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