Don’t blame Cortana, disable 3rd party alarms before setting hers

Yesterday we posted about folks being unable to set an alarm using Cortana. They’d try and meet error code 8000ffff. It undoubtedly made a lot of you frustrated as you played around with Cortana. Soft resets and hard resets didn’t fix the problem. What was going on? It’s most likely third-party alarm apps messing with Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1. Details below.

This is just a quick follow up to yesterday’s post and a little FYI on how to fix it. The cause appears to be third-party alarm apps and whether or not they have alarms set. Removing any alarms set in those apps themselves seems to alleviate the issues. A bit of a bummer, especially since apps like are really nice.

Let us know if you can get Cortana to set alarms after removing the alarms in your third-party alarm apps.

Source: MSDN

Thanks for the heads up Justin! 

Sam Sabri