Best Cortana Tips and Tricks for Windows 10 PC


Cortana plays an essential part in our life. It can solve your big queries related to all your smart home products quickly. If you have a Windows 10 computer, then here is how you can make the best use of Cortana.

Manage your Windows 10 PC with these Cortana voice commands.

  1. Make Reminders With Cortana

Cortana’s reminders can be used not only for creating future time reminders but also when you reach an area outside your normal residential area.

  • For instance, “Hey, Cortana. Remind me to issue books from the library on March 20th ” or “Hey, Cortana. Remind me to take a shower at 9 A.M.”
  • You can also put the reminders by writing it down all by yourself- Firstly, tap on the Notebook icon which would be situated towards the left side of the menu and then click on the Reminders.
  • Happy to have

The Reminders that get set with Cortana can synchronize with iOS and Android applications.  It helps you to have the set reminders at the time you are not even at home in front of your systems.

  • Not happy to have

The reminders set on Cortana get hidden in the Cortana application after you have created them and this creates a lot of issues.

  • Manage your smart home smart lights with Cortana

After connecting your smart home lights with Cortana- you can get the digital support to manage the lights of your home by sitting at your office or from any other place.

  • Happy to have

Connecting Cortana to smart lights is very simple.

Method-

  • Firstly, go to Cortana’s Notebook.
  • Then, press on Manage skills.
  • After that, put the smart lights to the Connected services with the suggested list.
  • Not happy to have

This feature is limited.

  • Know about flights and deliveries over the net

If you are worried about your order delivery or want to know about your flight, then Cortana is the best solution.

Method-

  • Fistly, press the Cortana icon in the taskbar.
  • Then, put the number details of flight or your package into the search box.
  • As a result, Cortana will give you the location of your package or the information regarding your flight.
  • Happy to have

Cortana’s tracking related data can get syncronized to the Cortana smartphone applications. This makes life easier.

  • Not happy to have

Cortana can by itself take flight details and package tracking data from connected mails account which may not seem safe.

  • Make calendar events just with voice

You can set up new calendar events using voice command.

  • Happy to have

It quickly puts an event to the calendar.

  • Not happy to have

You need to put the changes by editing the details in the Calendar app.

Edward Lewis is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Edward has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.