Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for conference calling

  • US 8,972,904 B2
  • Filed: 07/05/2011
  • Issued: 03/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display;

    displaying a phone call user interface on the touch screen display, the phone call user interface including a first informational item associated with an active phone call between a user of the device and a first party including first information identifying the first party, a second informational item associated with a suspended phone call between the user and a second party including second information identifying the second party, and a merge call icon;

    in response to detecting a user selection of the merge call icon,merging the active phone call and the suspended phone call into a conference call between the user, the first party, and the second party, andreplacing the phone call user interface with a conference call user interface, wherein replacing the phone call user interface with the conference call user interface includes;

    ceasing to display the first information and the second information;

    displaying a third informational item associated with the conference call in replacement of the first and second informational items, anddisplaying a conference call management icon for redisplaying the first information and the second information; and

    in response to detecting a user selection of the conference call management icon, replacing the conference call user interface with a conference call management user interface, the conference call management user interface including a first management entry corresponding to the first party, a second management entry corresponding to the second party, an end call icon, and a private call icon, wherein the end call icon and the private call icon are associated with a respective management entry when the respective management entry is highlighted in the conference call management user interface.

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