I very recently installed Windows 10 on my PC, and now I'm testing Cortana. I have followed some tutorials. The problem is that Cortana responds to me only by text. I want Cortana to respond with her voice.

How can I enable voice on Cortana?

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    If you use text, she responds with text. If you use voice/mic, she uses voice. – MC10 Aug 24 '15 at 15:49
  • @MC10 isn't there anyway that i use text and force her to use voice? – Fast Snail Aug 24 '15 at 16:50

Cortana will only respond by voice if you speak to her by voice.

  • If you'd like a voice response, press Windows+C or click on the microphone icon and speak to Cortana through your microphone. If enabled, you can also just say "Hey Cortana".
  • isn't there anyway that i use text and force her to use voice? – Fast Snail Aug 24 '15 at 16:51
  • Sadly, I don't see a setting in Cortana that can be changed to enable this. A future update may add such a setting, but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. – bwDraco Aug 24 '15 at 16:51
  • i finally try hey cortana plz speck but doesn't work. plz notify me if you find how to do it – Fast Snail Aug 24 '15 at 16:53
  • Did you type Hey Cortana please speak or say it out loud? – MC10 Aug 24 '15 at 17:24

Check what your sound is set to like if it is running through speakers or a headset, if it is running through speakers and no speakers are plugged in you wont hear a thing, just make sure it is on the correct setting you can go through sound system or the volume icon at the bottom of your screen.

that is what happened to me my setting was on the wrong one and I couldn't hear cortana.

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