How To Activate Cortana Alpha Version In Canada

The new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 brings many features and improvements including the alpha version of digital personal  assistant Cortana to users here in Canada. However, users are required to make some changes in the settings to activate the voice assistant on their preview handset.


Here’s how to activate Cortana alpha version:

  1. Set your Language settings as below:
    • Language: English (Canada)
    • Country/Region: Canada
  2. Go to Settings >> Speech and set language to English (United States).
  3. Hit the search button and start using Cortana!

Note: To turn off Cortana go to Cortana’s Notebook >> Settings and turn the Cortana toggle off, then restart your phone.

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