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Automatically turning the ringer of a phone on when phone is stationary

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248815D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

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Abstract

Automatically turning the ringer of a phone on when phone is stationary

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Automatically turning the ringer of a phone on when phone is stationary

Disclosed is a system whereby a phone could be set to enable the ringer when the phone is stationary.

When you are at/in a location where ring tones are inconvenient it is normal to mute the phones ringer but then you leave that location and put your phone down and when someone rings you the phone vibrates rather than rings and if you are not nearby the call will be missed.

A phone can be left on mute whilst the owner sleeps. The vibrate will not wake the owner unless they are a very light sleeper.

The proposed solution would be that when a phone is left unmoved for a user-defined time the mute functionality of the phone could be disabled until the phone is moved again.

All modern phones have accelerometers in and can easily detect whether they have been moved to allow this idea to work.

For example, a existing "Do Not Disturb feature" which would presumably override this which would stop you being woken up in the middle of the night by an unwanted phone call if this system turned the silent mode off.

There are existing applications at least that let you schedule when silent mode is on but none based on the phone being stationary.