Microsoft Cortana is your smart personal assistant. She helps you keep track of your most important stuff, across all your devices. Cortana responds to your voice and has an answer for what you need.
Cortana wants to know your favorite things. Tell Cortana your favorite artists or sports teams, and she will give you timely and relevant updates.
Cortana helps you stay on top of things, 24 hours a day:
- The latest news stories, served fresh and personalized to your interests.
- Track your important flights and incoming packages.
- Calendar awareness. If traffic is a mess and you need to leave home early to make that meeting, Cortana has got your back.
- Reminders based on location. Have Cortana remind you to buy groceries when you drive past the local supermarket.
- Reminders based on commitments. Have Cortana remind you to follow up when you promise someone something over email.
Here are some things that you can say to Cortana:
- "Remind me to buy groceries."
- "Start a shopping list."
- "Tell me something interesting."
- "Bitcoin to USD."
- "What's my schedule today?"
- "Where's the nearest Starbucks?"
- "What's up?"
- "Will it rain this weekend?"
Cortana is constantly learning, with new capabilities being released every month. We encourage you to give Cortana a try and share your feedback with us.
Users can experience improved Device settings on Cortana.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent Personalized Assistant
Cortana offers an amazing experience for fans of the Microsoft ecosystem. I use Cortana to set location and time-based reminders, but I especially enjoy how she works across devices and platforms. I use a pair of Surface Headphones, and she works really well with the app on my phone. However, I only wish that the device and software interface would be improved more. There are times when I speak into my Surface Headphones and the Cortana App doesn’t immediately respond or it toggles the pop-up message indicating that she is listening but then registers an error. I really urge Microsoft to fix these sort of bugs to make Cortana flawless.
I have all but eliminated Siri from my iPhone without jail breaking it! For those that can’t get Cortana just dl MS LAUNCHER(it’s integrated with Cortana). Voice to text for messaging works well but I would like to see voice to text with Cortana not require a physical touch of the send button. Other than that I have Siri so far in the background I only need her to launch Cortana (which would be nice to eliminate Siri all together). I would prefer my windows phone back (hint to MS, to step up their phone game and want to compete in the app race.) windows phone is so much better than what is out there today, but it lacks the apps and therefore appeal to users. I only have an iPhone because of my employer and we are a windows based company(go figure).. one day I hope to use my winphone again but until then ms for iPhone is the next best thing.
This saved me after switching from windows phone, but Apple should let it do more.
The iPhone and this app would be better off if Apple would allow it to show more info in the top drop down menu, or show up on the lock screen. The best parts that made the Windows Phone so spectacular at scheduling, automating, and communication are lacking in iPhone. This could help with that. Overall this app helps bring you a little office365 windows comfort to your iPhone. That is great! If only it made the audio sound as good as the Windows Lumia 950. It does not have Cortana news like Windows did either. You will need to get used to swiping open the left lock screen to review Cortana info.
- Microsoft Corporation
- 208.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.