how to add nicknames to your contact for Cortana to understand

Cortana can understand your relation with a contact in your phone. For some relations like “wife”, “sister” etc. Cortana will get the info the first time you say “Call my wife”. However Cortana will never know if you call your friend “sunshine” or “zippy” or something else. This how to will help you add nicknames to your contact for Cortana to understand.

 

  • Navigate to people.
  • Tap on the contact you want to add nick name.
  • Tap on edit icon in the menu.
  • Tap on the “+” button next to the “Name”.
  • The “Edit Name” screen will show up; You can add a nick name for your contact here.
  •  Scroll all the way down.
  • Tap on “add Cortana nicknames”.
  • Now you can add up to 3 nicknames for the contact.
  • Tap save all the way.

 

Edit Contact

Edit Contact

Edit Contact Name

Edit Contact Name

Edit Nickname for Cortana

Edit Nickname for Cortana