How to Setup & Configure Microsoft Cortana in Windows 10

To use Cortana you need to make few changes in your privacy settings. let’s do it.

A. Enable Cortana to know you better for typing, speech & inking suggestion

Step1. Press windows key on the keyboard or click or windows icon on the desktop screen.

Step 2. Now type Privacy Settings and it will appear in the start menu.

Privacy Settings

Step 3.Click on Privacy Settings. It will open a Settings windows.

Step 4. In the left side menu bar click on Speech, inking, & typing. It allows you to give permission to Cortana to Getting to know you.

Step 5. Now click on the Turn on speech services and typing suggestions.

Speech, inking & typing

It allows Cortana to speak with you and store your typing and inking for better search results.

B. Allows Cortana know your location for location based suggestions

Step 1. Repeat above step 1 to 3.

Step 2. In the left side menu bar in Settings windows, you will see Location. Click on Location

Step 3. click on change button to turn on the device location.

Location Settings

That’s it. Now you can use Cortana as a personal assistant from the taskbar.

Warning: As you enable Getting to know and location in windows. It means you are ready to share your info with Microsoft, Which will be stored on their cloud. If you don’t want to be tracked down and not want to disclose your personal information (like your contact, search & typing history, your day plan from calendar etc.). You should not use Cortana.

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