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Tip of the Week: Hey Cortana! Don’t Listen to Them, You’re my Virtual Assistant

by | Dec 20, 2017 | How to, MyTek Blog

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Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in personal assistant, has proven to be useful for those users who have taken advantage of her services. Sometimes, however, the Cortana interface will answer when another person in the room beckons her. For Cortana to work for one person, and to obey only one voice, the software needs to get to know that voice.

To begin to set this up you have to open Cortana’s Settings. To do this, click on the Cortana Icon on the taskbar.

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Then select the gear-shaped icon in the Cortana window to access Cortana’s settings.

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Make sure that the Let Cortana respond to “Hey Cortana” setting is toggled on.

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Then select Learn how I say “Hey Cortana”.

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You will then be asked to answer six phrases to help Cortana determine the way you say “Hey Cortana”.

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Once you’ve completed that step, return to Cortana’s settings and make sure that the try to respond only to me option is selected.

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Now you have Cortana’s full attention. You can have her help you with any number of issues, while helping you navigate Windows 10.

Do you use Cortana? Siri? Google Assistant? Alexa? Bixby? If so, which are your favorites? Leave your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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