Portable electronic device with conversation management for incoming instant messages

  • US 9,954,996 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2008
  • Issued: 04/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

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

    displaying an incoming message from a party to a user of the portable electronic device on the touch screen display while the portable electronic device is locked, the incoming message including at least a portion of text in the incoming message;

    while the portable electronic device remains locked, detecting a user request to unlock the portable electronic device; and

    in response to detecting the user request to unlock the portable electronic device,unlocking the portable electronic device; and

    in accordance with a determination that the user request to unlock the portable electronic device meets a predetermined condition, immediately displaying a set of messages between the user of the portable electronic device and the party in a chronological order, wherein the displayed set of messages includes the incoming message.

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