How to enable ‘Hey Cortana’ in Windows 10

Last Updated on April 17, 2021 by admin

‘Hey Cortana’, which can be understood because not everyone intends their computer to listen to them actively since it is not enabled by default. However, by careful not to say anything else on your computer apart from those words in an exact manner: Hey Cortana. Generally, Cortana will be looking for you to click on her on your Taskbar. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to enable ‘Hey Cortana’ in Windows 10.

Enable ‘Hey Cortana’ in Windows 10

To enable ‘Hey Cortana’ in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step:

Right-click on the taskbar and following dialogue box will appear:

Taskbar - Cortana settings

Now click on the Cortana as the above image is showing. As you will click the Cortana option, the following menu box will open:

Enable to show search box

Now select the option Show search box. As you will select this option, a search bar will be displayed on the taskbar. Now click on the search bar which is appeared on the taskbar and following will appear:

Cortana Searchbox

After this click, the Settings icon as above image is indicating. As soon as you will click the Settings icon, the following screen will appear:

Enable Hey Cortana

Cortana Settings will open like the above image is showing. Now turn on the toggle button named Let Cortana respond to ‘Hey Cortana’. It’s your preference that you want a response on anyone’s voice or only yours (check the checkbox according to that).

You have successfully enabled ‘Hey Cortana’ in Windows 10.


By following this procedure, you will be able to enable ‘Hey Cortana’ in Windows 10.

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