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Windows 10’s Cortana has all kinds of neat tricks to help you organize your life, and she’s getting better all the time with updates. Though voice controls are always useful, they become especially helpful if you can use them when the device is locked, letting you get relevant info in seconds.
Starting when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update launches this summer, you’ll be able to bring Cortana right to your computer’s lock screen — if you’re a Windows Insider and getting early builds of Microsoft’s evolving OS, you can do so right now!
To set up Cortana on your lock screen, open her by clicking on the icon or search bar in the bottom-left corner of the Taskbar. Once this menu is open, click the gear icon on Cortana’s left sidebar.
You’ll see some settings pertinent to Cortana; just enable the slider for Lock screen to make her available even when your device is locked.
If you don’t want to fiddle around with becoming an Insider and using software that hasn’t been fully tested yet, you can expect this feature to arrive around the end of July. Want to become an Insider now? Visit Microsoft’s Insider page to get started; it’s free!
Will you appreciate the convenience of Cortana being on the lock screen or do you not mind logging in to use her? Let us know in the comments!
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