Voice controlled personal virtual assistant is one of the most popular feature of the smartphones. Apple iPhone’s Siri, Google Android’s Google Now and Windows Phone’s Cortana are getting more and more popular everyday and people are using them extensively as well.

Cortana is considered to be the most sophisticated, advanced and a virtual assistant with a personality. Due to this, Cortana is really very popular among the Windows Phone users. And since Microsoft is going to release the Windows 10 which will be an integrated OS for the computers, tablets and Windows Phone running smartphone, it was obvious that Cortana will be part of it Windows 10.

Cortana is going to be one of the most interesting and highlighted feature of the Windows 10 as it will bring the Cortana to PC and laptops. So as expected, Windows 10 Technical Preview is having Cortana available in it but by default but the voice activated "Hey Cortana" feature it is turned off by default. So if you are having the Windows 10 Technical Preview installed on your device or you are going to give it a try then, here is how to enable the "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10.

How to Enable "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10 Technical Preview

1. Click on the search bar on Windows 10 Preview.

2. Click on the hamburger icon ( three parallel lines ) on the top left corner to open the Cortana menu.

3. Now, click on the “Settings” option.

How to Enable "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10 Technical Preview

4. Scroll down and click on the slider next to 'Let Cortana respond when you say "Hey Cortana" option to turn it on.

5. Click on the “Learn My Voice” button to train Cortana to recognize your voice, speaking style and pattern. After clicking the button, speak the sentences Cortana provides to you.

How to Enable "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10 Technical Preview

6. You can also click on the “Change My Name” button to change or set your name for Cortana and then Cortana will call you by that name when you ask her a question.

Now, the voice activated search of Cortana will be activated on Windows 10 Preview.

One interesting thing about the Cortana on Windows 10 Technical Preview is that it acts on one full complete sentence instantly instead of getting activated first by “Hey Cortana” like the Windows Phone version. So you can just say “Hey Cortana, how is the weather?” to get the result instead of saying “Hey Cortana” first and then asking the question.

So, how much you like Cortana on your Windows Phone device or Windows 10 Technical Preview? Share your views in the Comments section below.

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