Apple’s concepts on how to enhance its iPhone’s functionality in an urgent situation have now appeared as the fingerprint-triggered “panic mode” key. These days, most iPhone customers are acquainted with TouchID, the company’s fingerprint indicator, for opening faster a system instead of introducing a complicated password.
In a clean patent app, Apple describes how this new sensor can go beyond easily starting a gadget to triggering an alert when a person has a severe problem. In the current form, TouchID lets customers to register up to 5 fingerprints that all provide the same purpose of opening the product. But the company’s certain application reveals how it can be set up so that a fingerprint triggers a default method of function, while the second fingerprint, registered particularly as a panic-mode marker, changes one conventional function of the product.
Where this idea gets exciting is in the option for that single changed feature and the circumstances where it can be used. The panic mode is mainly designed to secure both user information and the mobile phone from robbery, so whenever a gadget is set in panic mode, private details like personal contacts, text messages and other types of content remain closed down.
It could also present an element of chicanery to the unit’s interface, displaying the external look of being set back to factory settings. The gadget appears empty, while programs seem to lack all private information, according to Apple. The producer also imagines serious circumstances where this panic mode may enhance the phone as a system for proof gathering and asking for external help during an attack, for instance.
Thanks to the mobile phone’s digicam, a picture, a sequence of images or a video clip may be taken of the scenario or people behaving in a harmful way that made the owner to trigger the panic mode, as the patent describes the operation. The customer could also set up the panic mode to instantly take and transfer images or video clips via the web to be saved on a distant server, by using whatever system connection is available.
All saved images or video clips on these remote servers can be provided to police officers and officials for assistance when giving answers or clarifying the situation. As the company says, in plenty of cases the wrongdoers will be identified by the phone owners, so the customer can directly name the person or record sounds, which are instantly delivered to remote servers.
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