How to Enable Cortana for Windows Phone in Any Country

It’s been a year since Microsoft launched Cortana for Windows Phone with Windows Phone 8.1 update, but still not all countries are able to get this personal digital assistant on Windows Phone. Still, there are some country restrictions for enabling Cortana on Windows Phone.

How to Enable Cortana for Windows Phone in Any Country

Coratana is a useful voice command enabled digital assistant, which may help you in various situations. Just like Windows 10’s Cortana, you can utilize Windows Phone’s Cortana as per your wish. You can get latest news, open new email, get secret information, call someone, change phone settings and many more by making use of Cortana for Windows Phone.

However, the problem is only few couple of countries can get this brilliant digital assistant. If you live in any of the following countries, you are lucky since you do not have to do anything except a little change in Settings in order to get Cortana,

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Also, you need little change in default settings to get it. Nevertheless, if you do not live in any of the aforementioned countries, you need to execute following steps to enable Cortana for Windows Phone.

How to enable Cortana for Windows Phone in any country?

This is quite easy and not much time consuming as well. Currently, Cortana is available in beta version. This is called Cortana Alpha, which refers to Early Preview.

You must have Windows 8.1 update to get Cortana for your Windows Phone.

To enable Cortana for Windows Phone in any country, you have to check the following settings,

  • Language
  • Region
  • Speech Language

Cortana system settings for Windows Phone

This is because Cortana doesn’t support all languages.

Language Settings for Cortana for Windows Phone

Cortana for Windows Phone currently supports the following languages,

  • Deutsch (Deutschland)
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (India)
  • Enpañol (España)
  • Français (Franse)
  • Italiano (Italia)

To set any of the following languages, do follow the following steps,

Step 1: Open up your stock Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down under System settings and find out Language.

Step 3: Tap on it and select any of the above-mentioned languages.

Region Settings for Cortana for Windows Phone

Currently Cortana for Windows Phone is available in following countries,

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Spain

To change your country/region, do follow the following steps,

Step 1: Go to your Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down under System settings and find out Region.

Step 3: Select a region. It should be any of the above-mentioned regions.

Speech Language Settings for Cortana for Windows Phone

All the following languages are supported for Cortana for Windows Phone,

  • English (United Kingdom)
  • English (United States)
  • Français (France)
  • Deutsch (Deutschland)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • Italiano (Italia)
  • Español (España)

To change your Speech Language, you need to the following things,

Step 1: Open your stock Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down under System settings and find out Speech.

Step 3: Select any language from the above-mentioned list.

Now, you are almost done. After doing all the things, open native Cortana app. You will get the following screen,

Cortana for Windows Phone setup

Go to next by tapping on yes. After that, you need to set your name and enter a little information so that Cortana can assist your better.

Cortana Set up for Windows Phone

That’s it. After setting up all those things, you can use Cortana to do anything. It is also possible to open Cortana by pressing the Search icon in your navigation menu.

Hope this little trick will help you to get Cortana for Windows Phone in any country.

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