Automated response to and sensing of user activity in portable devices

  • US 9,389,729 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2013
  • Issued: 07/12/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at an electronic device with one or more processors, memory, and a touch-sensitive display;

    receiving proximity data from a proximity sensor of the electronic device, wherein the proximity sensor is configured to obtain proximity data corresponding to a location of a user relative to the electronic device;

    receiving a touch input on the touch-sensitive display;

    determining whether the electronic device is in one of a first or second proximity state based on the received proximity data, wherein the second proximity state occurs when the electronic device is proximate to the user;

    upon determining that the electronic device is in the first proximity state, processing the touch input as an intentional touch input;

    upon determining that the electronic device is in the second proximity state, processing the touch input as an unintentional touch input; and

    in response to a change in the received proximity data, changing the processing of the touch input.

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