Windows 10: "Hey Cortana" going off randomly in Windows 10

Discus and support "Hey Cortana" going off randomly in Windows 10 in Cortana to solve the problem; I turned on "Hey Cortana" on my PC so I can summon her without having to click the icon. It works fine, but every once in awhile it will go off... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by CharlieWard1, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. "Hey Cortana" going off randomly in Windows 10


    I turned on "Hey Cortana" on my PC so I can summon her without having to click the icon. It works fine, but every once in awhile it will go off automatically and interrupt what I'm doing. No audio playing on the PC sounds anything remotely close to "Cortana". Here are my PC's specs:


    Brand: MSI

    Name: GF63 Thin 9RCX

    Processor: Intel Core i5 9300H

    Memory: 8 GB DDR4

    Storage: 512 GB SSD

    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    Operating System: Windows 10 version 1903 64-bit


    Link to the PC - https://us.msi.com/product/support_sku/20763

    :)
     
    CharlieWard1, Nov 2, 2019
    #1

  2. "Hey Cortana" does not work

    Hi Dennis,

    Thank you for giving us an opportunity to assist you with the query.

    Apologize for the difficulties that you're experiencing in Windows 10.

    Please be assured that we will do our best to help you.

    It's possible that your microphone settings are incorrect. Let's try the following steps and check if it resolves the issue.

    Step 1: Check if you have enabled the "Hey Cortana" feature


    • Click on the Windows Search bar or Press Windows key.

    • Click on the Hamburger sign at the top left of the window and click on
      Settings.

    • Enable Let Cortana respond when you say 'Hey Cortana' option.

    • Now check if it works. (Tip: After you say "Hey Cortana", follow up with a question/service for Cortana to respond).
    Step 2:

    If issue persists, follow the suggestion provided by Jason D on January 29,
    2015 from below link and check if it helps:

    Having problems with “Hey Cortana” hearing me

    Also, see: Cortana: Expectations, Usage, Tips, Work Arounds
    (Created by Barb Bowman).

    Cortana: Expectations, Usage, Tips, Work Arounds.

    Hope it helps.

    Do update us with the status we are glad to assist you further.
     
    Abdul_Malik, Nov 2, 2019
    #2
  3. Peer_Sam Win User
    How to enable Hey Cortana on Android

    Hi Jerry,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    By default, Hey Cortana feature is turned off unless you activate it. Kindly follow the steps below to enable the feature.



    • Launch the Cortana app on your Android device.
    • Click on the Menu.
    • Click on Hey Cortana.
    • Toggle the switch to position On for
      From the Cortana app
      .





    The Hey Cortana feature will not work when the phone is in standby mode, however you can follow the steps mentioned in the article below to enable Cortana on lock screen.



    Getting started with Cortana



    Hope it helps.



    Regards,

    Peer Samie

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
     
    Peer_Sam, Nov 2, 2019
    #3
  4. "Hey Cortana" going off randomly in Windows 10

    Hey cortana on Windows 10 mobile

    If you look at the
    Windows 10 Specifications for Mobile page
    , and scroll down to the "Feature deprecation" section you'll see that

    • "Hey Cortana" is no longer available on some upgraded devices.
    I have no idea if it is a hardware limitation, something that might come back in future builds, or a choice by Microsoft to completely discontinue.

    I would suggest you make your voice heard if you'd like to see it come back by upvoting it in the Windows Feedback app.
     
    Joel in Vic, Nov 2, 2019
    #4
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