US 9,813,545 B2
Inconspicuous mode for mobile devices
Jordan Naftolin, Seattle, WA (US)
Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed by Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed on Aug. 15, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/237,251.
Application 15/237,251 is a continuation of application No. 15/197,123, filed on Jun. 29, 2016.
Application 15/197,123 is a continuation of application No. 14/569,706, filed on Dec. 13, 2014, granted, now 9,462,114.
Application 15/197,123 is a continuation of application No. 14/569,706, filed on Dec. 13, 2014, granted, now 9,462,114.
Application 14/569,706 is a continuation of application No. 14/569,705, filed on Dec. 13, 2014, granted, now 9,398,141.
Application 14/569,706 is a continuation of application No. 13/851,776, filed on Mar. 27, 2013, granted, now 8,934,879.
Application 14/569,705 is a continuation of application No. 13/851,776, filed on Mar. 27, 2013, granted, now 8,934,879.
Application 13/851,776 is a continuation of application No. 13/177,590, filed on Jul. 7, 2011, granted, now 8,483,772.
Prior Publication US 2016/0381208 A1, Dec. 29, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04M 1/725 (2006.01); H04W 52/02 (2009.01); G06F 9/44 (2006.01)
CPC H04M 1/72569 (2013.01) [G06F 9/4421 (2013.01); H04M 1/72572 (2013.01); H04W 52/027 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-readable storage memory containing instructions for causing a mobile device to perform operations, the operations comprising:
detecting at least one environmental condition using a sensor of the mobile device;
detecting that the at least one environmental condition satisfies a predefined criteria; and
in response to detecting that the at least one environmental condition satisfies a predefined criteria, switching from a normal mode of operation to an inconspicuous mode of operation in which a reduced set of information is presented on a home screen of a display of the mobile device relative to a set of information presented on the home screen of the display of the mobile device in the normal mode of operation.