standard Cortana Will Work Anywhere in the World; Provided Region is Set to the US

CortanaOne of the disappointments of the build 2014 announcement of WP 8.1 was that Cortana at launch would only be available for users in the US. Thankfully though there’s an easy workaround to this problem, which basically only requires the user to change his region to the “United States” in the settings and reboot the phone. Once rebooted the user will have full access to all the Cortana features that US users have. Check out a demo in the video below:

 

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  • Dan

    I’ve set my region to the U.S but to no avail; Cortana is still inaccessible.

    If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful, Cortana was why I got this u update.

    • Set the language and format to US and download the US language pack approx 68MB in size.

  • Karl Frohlich

    same here, no luck !

  • Setting the region to US alone will not do the trick. Set the language and format to US and download the US language pack approx 68MB in size. Only then it will work.

  • guest

    Still not working here, despite installing language pack, setting system region+language+keyboard, and restarting (UK). It’s a gimmick anyway, and judging by microsoft help, fails to assist those fully that could have really found it useful (blind)