Activate "Cortana" mode

Applies to: CortanaWindows 10

When you turn on "Cortana" mode, Cortana will respond when you say the wake word. Note: The wake word is currently disabled in the most recent version of Cortana but will be re-enabled soon. The instructions below apply to Cortana in Windows 10, November 2019 Update and earlier versions. 

  • Here's how:
    Cortana Settings with "Hey Cortana" toggle highlighted
  • 1. Open Cortana, select Settings , then Talk to Cortana.
  • 2. Under Hey Cortana, switch the toggle to On.