Fix: Cortana Can’t Send Dictated Emails and Take Notes in Windows 10

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One of the most anticipated features of Windows 10 was Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana, and for the most part people are loving Cortana. However, there are some users complaining that they can’t send dictated emails and take notes with Cortana on Windows 10.
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Currently Cortana is only available in USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and China, but Microsoft will soon expand it to Japan, Australia, Canada (English only), and India (English only). In addition Brazil, Mexico, and Canada (French) should be added on the list of supported countries in near future. If you’re not in these countries, you can’t use Cortana, but you should also know that sending dictated emails is currently enabled only for UK and US. For example, if you’re using Cortana with French or German settings, you can’t send dictated emails. However, switching your regional settings to English unlocks these features.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings and click on Time & Language.
  2. Then click on Region and Language from the sidebar.
  3. Find Country or region option, and select United Kingdom or United States from the list.
  4. Save the changes.

Now dictated emails and notes should work with Cortana. This little trick isn’t the best solution, especially if you don’t want to change your settings, but it’s the only workaround so far. Microsoft has acknowledged that dictated emails are only available for English settings, and currently they are working on expanding their support for dictated emails. However, this might take a while, and we don’t know when this update will roll out. So if you don’t want to wait for official update from Microsoft, try changing your regional settings in Windows 10 and see if this works for you. Also, if you’re confused about what Cortana can do on your computer, you can always ask her and she’ll list the all the supported features.

If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

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