Virtual assistants have been a hot trend in the past few years. Microsoft’s Cortana is one of the best options out there, both on desktop and mobile. But what happens if you do not wish to use this particular feature? In this tutorial, we will be guiding you through the seamless process of turning off Cortana on Windows 10.

Disabling Cortana and clearing what she knows about you

  1. Click on the Cortana icon next to the Start key
  2. Launch Cortana’s dashboard by clicking on the gear icon
  3.  Turn off every toggle in the menu

To clear your history with Cortana, go through the following steps.

  1. Click on the Cortana icon next to the Start key
  2. Launch Cortana’s dashboard by clicking on the gear icon
  3. Open the ‘Permissions & History’ tab
  4. Click on ‘Change what Cortana knows about me in the cloud’
  5. Scroll down and hit the ‘Clear’ button

Extra measures

In order for Cortana to get to know you better, she monitors your typing and talking patterns. Disabling the particular option is a piece of cake as well.

  1. Click on the Start key
  2. Click on the Settings icon
  3. Select the Privacy tab
  4. Click on the ‘Speech, inking & typing’ option, located in the left panel
  5. Click ‘Turn off speech services and typing suggestions’

If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

Filed in Computers. Read more about Cortana, Microsoft, Voice Assistant and Windows 10.

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