US 9,813,478 B2
Method of sharing contents by using personal cloud device, and electronic device and personal cloud system
Bon-hyun Koo, Suwon-si (KR); Su-byeong Oh, Suwon-si (KR); Kyoung-lae Noh, Hwaseong-si (KR); and Ki-eun Shin, Bucheon-si (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed on Dec. 30, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/143,839.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2013-0001250 (KR), filed on Jan. 4, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0195805 A1, Jul. 10, 2014
Int. Cl. H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 67/02 (2013.01) [H04L 63/083 (2013.01); H04L 67/1095 (2013.01); H04L 67/1097 (2013.01); H04L 63/0428 (2013.01); H04L 63/061 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of sharing content of an electronic device, the method comprising:
connecting to an external device configured to share the content with another electronic device;
uploading a first content to the external device; and
downloading a second content from the external device,
wherein the uploading of the first content comprises:
determining, if the first content is added to a first folder, whether an upload condition of the electronic device satisfies a first predetermined condition, and
transmitting, if the upload condition satisfies the first predetermined condition, the first content to the external device,
wherein the downloading of the second content comprises:
determining whether a download condition of the electronic device satisfies a second predetermined condition and requesting a second updated content of the external device based on a time stamp when a content is lastly downloaded by the electronic device, and
receiving, if it is determined that the download condition of the electronic device satisfies the second predetermined condition, the updated second content from the external device,
wherein the external device comprises a storage including a first storage area accessible by an authenticated user and a second storage area accessible by the authenticated user and an unauthenticated user, and
wherein, in response to a user of the electronic device being authenticated, the first content is uploaded to the first storage area of the external device and in response to the user of the electronic device not being authenticated, the first content is uploaded to the second storage area of the external device.