If you are outside of the US you probably don’t have Cortana after you updated to Windows 8.1.  The majority of the Windows Phone features work worldwide but Cortana is restricted to US  Windows Phone’s because most of the features are restricted to the US environment. Well there is always a workaround, This simple trick that lets you enable Cortana, the mighty voice assistant for Windows Phone.

To enable Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 outside US follow the steps given below

1.Go to Settings .

Enable Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 Outside US

 2.Open Language Change it to English(United States)

Enable Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 Outside US

 

Enable Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 Outside US

If you don’t have it installed already. Tap on add languages and add it. You will require a restart.

3.Come back to Settings and Open Region

Enable Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 Outside US

Change the  Country/Region to United States

Regional Format : match phone language

Once you restart your phone you should have Cortana in your application list. You can pin it to the start. To use Cortana you will need to enable Location in the Location Settings.

A little quick wizard and Cortana should start working . Tested on a Nokia Lumia 520.

Windows Phone Cortana

 

 

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