Voice trigger for a digital assistant

  • US 10,714,117 B2
  • Filed: 12/17/2018
  • Issued: 07/14/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs for execution by one or more processors of an electronic device, the one or more programs including instructions for:

  • operating a voice trigger in a first mode;

    determining whether the electronic device is in an at least partially enclosed space by detecting that one or more of a microphone and a camera of the electronic device is occluded, wherein a trigger phrase associated with the voice trigger is adapted based on the determination of whether the electronic device is in the at least partially enclosed space;

    upon a determination that the electronic device is in the at least partially enclosed space, generating instructions to switch the voice trigger to a second mode; and

    switching the voice trigger to the second mode based on the instructions.

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