Cortana launched on Android and iOS with its own app a little under three years ago back in November 2018. With the removal from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, no new users will be able to download and install the software. For those who haven’t deleted the app from their device yet, it won’t be automatically stripped from your phone.
However, any content that you created within the Cortana app will no longer work within the software.
After stripping out Cortana completely from Windows 10, Microsoft is slowly bringing back the talkative voice assistant for a limited number of features. Moving forwards, Microsoft has promised to shift focus so that its Halo-inspired voice assistant will help users with Microsoft 365 services.
Clearly, the costs associated with maintaining and updating these mobile apps were no longer worth it for Microsoft.
For the most dedicated Windows 10 users, that will be a real blow. But for most iPhone and Android users, they likely won’t even notice the disappearance.