Message display method and apparatus

  • US 10,318,717 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2016
  • Issued: 06/11/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/23/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A message processing method for a terminal, comprising:

  • receiving at least one message;

    receiving unlock information and authenticating the unlock information; and

    in response to a determination that authentication of the unlock information is passed, selecting one message from the at least one received message and displaying content of a selected message, wherein when at least two messages are received, the selecting one message and displaying content of a selected message comprises;

    selecting one message received at the earliest time or one message having a highest priority according to a preset priority level of a message sender from all of received messages, and displaying content of a selected message,wherein after the content of the selected message is displayed, the method further comprises;

    turning off a message displayed currently if a message turn-off instruction is received or a set display period is reached, andwherein after the message displayed currently is turned off, the method further comprises;

    determining whether there are messages not read currently; and

    selecting one message from the messages not read and displaying content of a selected message if there are messages not read currently.

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