Mobile device inactive mode and inactive mode verification

  • US 8,958,853 B1
  • Filed: 10/15/2014
  • Issued: 02/17/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/14/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile device, comprising:

  • a wireless communication module;

    a processor, controlling the wireless communication module; and

    a memory controlled by the processor, the memory including instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform the steps of;

    providing a graphical user interface through which a user customizes one or more functions of the mobile device when placed in an inactive mode;

    receiving a user selection to automatically initiate the inactive mode in response to the pairing of the mobile device with a vehicle;

    receiving a user selection of an away message to use when the mobile device is in inactive mode;

    in response to the pairing of the mobile device and the vehicle, automatically initiating a process to place the mobile device in inactive mode;

    when the mobile device is in inactive mode, in response to receiving a communication from the wireless communication module, transmitting the user selected away message via the wireless module and suppressing one or more sound, visual, or vibration communication cues that would have accompanied the communication had the mobile device not been in inactive mode.

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