Embedded authentication systems in an electronic device

  • US 10,956,550 B2
  • Filed: 04/17/2019
  • Issued: 03/23/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/24/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electronic device, comprising:

  • a display;

    a fingerprint sensor in the display;

    one or more processors;

    memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for;

    while a respective function of the device is in a locked state;

    displaying a graphical element on the display, the graphical element indicating a location of the fingerprint sensor in the display, wherein displaying the graphical element on the display includes highlighting an outline of the location of the fingerprint sensor in the display;

    while displaying the graphical element, detecting an input with the fingerprint sensor;

    determining whether the input meets unlock criteria based at least in part on fingerprint information detected by the fingerprint sensor during the input;

    in response to detecting the input;

    in accordance with a determination that the input meets unlock criteria, unlocking the respective function; and

    in accordance with a determination that the input does not meet the unlock criteria, maintaining the respective function in the locked state.

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