Microsoft is opening Cortana on iOS for beta testers

The company will begin sending download links to a limited number of beta testers soon.

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After launching Cortana for Android, and then outfitting it with voice activation, Microsoft has now turned its attention towards iOS.

The company has been internally testing the digital assistant app over the last six months, and is now ready to accept beta testers from the public. “Cortana is with you on your Windows 10 PC, tablet, and phone—helping you whenever and wherever you need it. But we also know that there’s a choice of mobile devices out there, so we want help from our Windows Insiders to make sure she’s a great personal assistant on iOS too”, Microsoft said in a post on its community page.

A limited number of people will be accepted as beta testers (Microsoft didn’t specify how many) and the preview will only be open to users in the US and China. The beta version will support reminders, scheduling events, and sending emails, but “Hey Cortana” voice commands isn’t activated as yet. Microsoft promises to update regularly, adding newer features as the test progresses. If you’d like to sign up for a preview, you’ll need to take this survey first, and Microsoft will begin sending download links to a limited number of testers. in the coming weeks.

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