Method and apparatus for starting an application in a screen-locked state

  • US 10,551,996 B2
  • Filed: 08/15/2014
  • Issued: 02/04/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for starting an application under a screen lock state, wherein the method is applied in an electronic device and the method comprises:

  • detecting whether the electronic device is under the screen lock state;

    receiving a sliding operation instruction with respect to an icon of the application to be started;

    providing memory resources for starting the application to be started in response to detecting that a sliding distance of the icon of the application to be started in a predetermined direction is greater than a first predetermined threshold;

    releasing memory resources (1) in response to detecting that the sliding distance of the icon of the application to be started in the predetermined direction is greater than a third predetermined threshold, in which the third predetermined threshold is greater than the first predetermined threshold and less than a second predetermined threshold, and (2) in response to detecting that remaining memory resources do not satisfy a memory requirement of starting the application to be started; and

    ,performing a screen unlocking operation and starting the application to be started in response to detecting that the sliding distance of the icon of the application to be started in the predetermined direction is greater than the second predetermined threshold, in which the second predetermined threshold is greater than the first predetermined threshold.

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