Microsoft Boosts Cortana Performance by 20%

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in iOS with 12 Comments

Microsoft is rolling out a major new performance-enhancing update for Cortana on the iPhone this week. The new update apparently boosts the startup times of Cortana by a whopping 20%, according to Microsoft. That could be 2 seconds faster, or a few milliseconds faster — Microsoft isn’t sharing the specifics.

Along with the massive increase in the startup time, the latest Cortana update features the usual bug fixes and minor performance improvements. On my iPhone X, the new Cortana update certainly feels faster when starting up, and the overall performance of the app also seems a tad bit faster.

You can get the new Cortana update from the App Store here.

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Comments (12)

12 responses to “Microsoft Boosts Cortana Performance by 20%”

  1. glenn8878

    I feel better now (not that I care)

  2. red.radar

    Excellent, now people will realize faster that Cortana isn't the digital assistant they were looking for.


  3. Bats

    Lol... Boost performance by 20%? That's basically a "whopping" no difference. Seriously... So what?


  4. Tony Barrett

    Does anyone actually use Cortana outside of Windows 10 Desktop? I just can't see those iPhone luvvies lining up to install this. With Win Mobile in permanent freefall, Cortana was basically DoA.

  5. chrisrut

    Uhhhhh... Ya might want an editor to take a look at the first sentence of the second paragraph... :-)

  6. Winner

    Sort of like "Microsoft boosts Windows Phone performance by 20%".

  7. PeteB

    Maybe they should've expanded its coverage by 20%, since it still doesn't really work outside the US.


    Oh well hopefully now I can uninstall it 20% faster - One of the first things I do on a new 10 PC along with gettin rid of edge and all the other app bloat.

  8. Daniel D

    Awesome. The software no one asked for is now 20 percent faster at doing a job, no one cares about.