Windows 10: Cortana getting dumber?

Discus and support Cortana getting dumber? in Cortana to solve the problem; I have got the new Windows Insider Preview of Windows, and used to love Cortana but now she can't do basic things like tell me the time! Is this a... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Jaydan Thomas Daniel, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Cortana getting dumber?

    I have got the new Windows Insider Preview of Windows, and used to love Cortana but now she can't do basic things like tell me the time! Is this a mistake and will be fixed in a future update? Any help would be awesome.

    Jaydan Thomas Daniel, Jan 11, 2020

  2. Cortana


    Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community.

    Appreciate your efforts to work on this issue.

    This issue can occur if some of the system files are not working as expected.

    Suggest you to follow the steps from this article to
    troubleshoot Cortana on the PC

    Note: Do not go with the ‘Reset PC’ option for now.

    Method 1: Follow these steps to disable Cortana:

    1. Sign-in to the PC with your Microsoft account.
    2. In the search box at the bottom, type Disable Cortana.
    3. Once the suggestions appear in the list, click Cortana & Search settings.
    4. From the right section of the Settings pane, move the top button to ‘Off’ to disable Cortana from Windows 10.

    Method 2: Follow these steps to check if that helps.

    1. Launch Cortana from the search bar on the taskbar.
    2. Then, from the left pane click the settings button.
    3. Under "Cortana" (the first option) and slide the pill switch to the ‘Off’ position.

    Method 3: Launch the Settings app and click on Privacy. Navigate to Speech, inking, & typing, and click Stop getting to know me. These steps will disable Cortana.

    Hope this helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed.


    Srimadhwa B

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
    Srimadhwa_B, Jan 11, 2020
  3. Dewdrop_ Win User
    Cortana Notebook

    In order to enable the Notebook icon in Cortana, I suggest you to check if you have enabled Cortana.

    To enable Cortana, please follow the steps below:

    • Go to Cortana.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Turn on “Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts”.

    Hope this helps.
    Dewdrop_, Jan 11, 2020
  4. Cortana getting dumber?

    How do I get rid of "Get Cortana on your phone" Card in cortana?

    Hi Edward,

    To turn off those cards which you are getting on Cortana you can follow these steps:

    • Open Cortana’s Notebook.
    • Click on Cortana tips.
    • If All tips suggestions is Off, turn it On.
    • Once it’s On, you will see Tip cards and Tip notifications options.
    • Make sure that both options are turned Off.

    Don’t hesitate to give us any updates regarding your concern.
    Arthur Rui, Jan 11, 2020

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