When I click on the Cortana tile, Cortana doesn't listen (to "hey Cortana") until I click the small microphone button. Is there a way to have it listen right after I click on its tile?


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No, this isn't possible. But holding the "Search" button on your phone should do what you want.

  • Thanks. If that's true, it's unfortunate. I would like to have an easy way to make it listen. Thanks again.
    – ispiro
    Mar 16, 2017 at 15:20
  • That would indeed be nice (and is currently quite possible, if Microsoft would just program it). It should be noted that one advantage of the current way (holding the search button) is that you can do it from above the lockscreen instead of having to unlock your phone.
    – RareNCool
    Mar 16, 2017 at 15:22

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