Activate Cortana on your One X
1. Activate Cortana
Head into System Settings and you’ll find the appropriately titled ‘Cortana Settings’. So long as you have your Kinect plugged in, you’ll be walked through the initial steps to set this up.
2. Use Cortana
To trigger an activation of Cortana, all you need to do is say “Hey Cortana!” out loud and it should spring into action. A word of warning: doing your best Master Chief impression will just confuse it.
3. Simple commands
Keep your instructions simple. “Xbox Turn Off” or “Record That” are two easy examples. But once you’re comfortable with Cortana, try using it to invite friends to group chats and online games.