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You have a few hours left to say a final farewell to Cortana on your phone


Cortana Ios EndSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Today is the last day that you can ask Cortana a question on iOS and Android — or use it at all on a smartphone. The Cortana app is going away entirely on these platforms. Even if you already have the app installed, it won’t be supported after today.

The demise of Cortana on iOS and Android has been known for some time. Not only did Microsoft announce the news last year, the apps on iOS and Android started showing a warning banner about their end of support last week.

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A Microsoft support document explains the end of support for the apps:

As we announced in July, we will soon be ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS, as Cortana continues its evolution as a productivity assistant.

As of March 31, 2021, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will no longer function in the Cortana mobile app, but can still be accessed through Cortana in Windows. Also, Cortana reminders, lists, and tasks are automatically synced to the Microsoft To Do app, which you can download to your phone for free.

After March 31, 2021, the Cortana mobile app on your phone will no longer be supported. 

Microsoft shifted Cortana towards productivity, including helping people get work done on Microsoft 365 apps and services.

When Microsoft announced the end of Cortana on iOS and Android, our senior editor Zac Bowden explained why the company needs to embrace Alexa and Google Assistant.

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This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral



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