Are you outside the US, and not seeing all of the Bing search features like Local Scout, Music and full-fledged Vision search? While some of these aren’t currently available on Windows Phones outside of the USA, you’re now just 5 seconds away from enabling all of these features on yours.

enable all bing search features on windows phone

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Scroll down and click region+language
  3. Scroll down to Browser & search language
  4. Select English (United States)

Check Bing; it should now have four icons at the bottom instead of two. Also the Vision search is now enhanced to scan bar codes, QR codes, Microsoft tags, books, CDs and DVDs. Though Local Scout works, you may not see any restaurant/bar reviews or phone numbers as you’d see if you were in the USA.