Microsoft opens up Cortana for iPhone to testers
Microsoft’s Cortana beta for iPhone has been opened up to the public for the first time. The company is seeking a small number of testers in the U.S. to try it out “an early version” of the app ahead of its official debut, and you can register your interest now if you want to be one of them.
“In the spirit of the Windows Insider Program, we’re looking for a limited number of people to get their hands on an early version of the app,” Microsoft explains. “It’s important to keep in mind that this is the first public release of the Cortana for iOS beta. And that for now, Cortana for iOS is only available in the U.S. and China.”
To get your hands on Cortana early, you need to answer Microsoft’s short survey, which asks which iPhone you’re using, which iOS version it is running, and questions like “How often do you use Cortana on your Windows 10 PC?” There are only six questions, so it should only take a minute.
Before you start the survey, note you’ll need to be a Windows Insider, so you’ll have to sign up for that first if you aren’t already taking part in the program.
If you’re selected to take part in the beta, you’ll receive a download link from Microsoft via email “in the coming weeks.” Microsoft promises to make improvements to the Cortana app for iPhone on a frequent basis, so you can expect it to get more reliable and more useful as you use it.