Cortana generally responds to your call whenever you say “Hey Cortana”. This is the default call, which activates the Windows 10’s voice assistant. However, you can also wake up Cortana by tapping an icon instead of saying “Hey Cortana”. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can enable tappable Cortana on the lock screen in Windows 10.

Enabling Tappable Cortana on the Lock Screen in Windows 10

In order to enable tappable Cortana on the lock screen in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Click on the search bar located on your taskbar in order to launch a menu as shown in the following image:

Windows search bar

Click on the Settings icon located on this menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on it, the Talk to Cortana Settings Window will appear on your screen as shown in the image below:

Talk to Cortana Settings

Turn on the toggle button corresponding to the field saying, Let Cortana respond to “Hey Cortana” as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now scroll down to the Lock Screen tab and then click on the link saying, “Lock screen settings” as highlighted in the following image:

Let Cortana respond to “Hey Cortana”

In the Lock Screen Settings window, click on the dropdown list corresponding to the Background field in order to expand it as highlighted in the image shown below:

Lock Screen Settings window

Finally, select any type of background such as Windows Spotlight, Picture or Slideshow from the Background dropdown list in order to enable tappable Cortana on the lock screen in Windows 10.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily enable tappable Cortana on the lock screen in Windows 10 and hence prevent yourself from saying, “Hey Cortana” in order to activate it.

How to Enable Tappable Cortana on the Lock Screen in Windows 10
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