1. msweig's Avatar
    This weekend I made the switch from Windows Phone (Lumia 920) to Android (S7). I'm trying to make the transition smoothly, and part of that is using some Microsoft apps since I'm already familiar with them. One is Cortana, but I have one thing that is annoying the crap out of me. I can set a reminder, but when it comes time for the notification, my phone actually speaks to me ("you have a reminder", or something like that), as opposed to just vibrating. I currently have the ringtones, notifications, and system set to vibrate, and media to sound. I cannot find any type of setting to stop the app from speaking. Am I just looking in the wrong place, or is this not an option?
    03-29-2016 02:49 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try opening Cortana, hit Menu>Settings, and look there for the app's own notification options.
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    03-30-2016 04:27 PM
  3. msweig's Avatar
    Yeah, I can't find anything relevant there (actually there is practically nothing in the settings there period). From the phone settings, I can get to a cortana page for notification settings, but that simply seems to be to turn it on or off.
    03-30-2016 06:35 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I installed it to test it out, and I can't find a way to do it either. Send Microsoft feedback about it!
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    03-31-2016 09:49 AM
  5. msweig's Avatar
    Will do. Thanks!
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    03-31-2016 10:36 AM
  6. dorelse's Avatar
    Cortana acts all kinds of weird for me too. (Also transitioning off WP/WM.) I've had both OS's for a while, and on my GS6, I can't adjust my name pronunciation any more and it never actually recognizes that I'm asking for a reminder to be set. Just does a 'Bing search' for "Remind Me". Its taken a step or 2 backwards lately IMO.

    The cross notification is nice...really nice. I also wish they'd do the floating icon thing that they do with OneNote for Cortana.
    04-01-2016 01:00 PM
  7. msweig's Avatar
    I actually need to put windows 10 on my laptop, just been so busy at work I haven't wanted to deal with it. Need to sometime soon.
    04-01-2016 08:09 PM
  8. msweig's Avatar
    I figured out a (less than ideal) way to get it to stop talking on reminders. It appears that it is controlled by the media volume, not the ringtone/notifications. So if media is set to 0, and the phone is set to vibrate, then it just vibrates to let you know you have a reminder.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-03-2016 09:41 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Well that's a bit odd. But glad you found a workaround!
    04-03-2016 06:02 PM

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