Method and apparatus for controlling smart device

  • US 10,129,044 B2
  • Filed: 04/08/2016
  • Issued: 11/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for use in a terminal, comprising:

  • when a screen of the terminal is locked and it is determined that a user performs a first preset operation on a control key on the lock screen of the terminal, acquiring information regarding at least one smart device through a preset smart-home Internet-of-Things (IoT) protocol and displaying the acquired information on a control interface of the terminal; and

    when it is detected that the user performs a second preset operation related to a smart device displayed on the control interface, controlling, according to the second preset operation, the smart device through the smart-home IoT protocol,wherein the controlling, according to the second preset operation, of the smart device comprises;

    determining an operation type of the second preset operation;

    if the operation type indicates that the user clicks the smart device on the control interface, determining, according to a security attribute of the lock screen, whether to call a user interface of a smart device application corresponding to the smart device through the smart-home IoT protocol; and

    if the operation type indicates that the user operates a control shortcut associated with the smart device, controlling, according to the operation on the control shortcut, the smart device through the smart-home IoT protocol.

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