Virtual assistant activation

  • US 9,886,953 B2
  • Filed: 08/31/2015
  • Issued: 02/06/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by an electronic device with a display, a microphone, and an input device, cause the electronic device to:

  • while the display is off, receive user input via the input device;

    determine if the user input meets a predetermined condition;

    determine if the display is enabled as a result of the user input meeting the predetermined condition;

    in accordance with a determination that the display is enabled, sample audio input received via the microphone;

    determine whether the audio input comprises a spoken trigger; and

    in accordance with a determination that audio input comprises the spoken trigger, trigger a virtual assistant session.

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