Auto-activating smart responses based on activities from remote devices

  • US 10,791,216 B2
  • Filed: 08/04/2014
  • Issued: 09/29/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of causing a digital assistant to automatically respond to incoming communications, the method comprising:

  • at one or more electronic devices each having one or more processors and memory;

    obtaining a speech input from a user;

    in response to obtaining the speech input, determining whether the speech input includes instructions for performing a specified action in response to receipt of a subsequent incoming communication from one or more specified senders;

    storing the instructions;

    after storing the instructions, obtaining an incoming communication from a respective sender;

    determining whether the respective sender is one of the one or more specified senders; and

    upon determining that the respective sender is one of the one or more specified senders, performing the specified action in accordance with the instructions and thereafter automatically deleting the instructions.

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