The majority of the smartphones on the market today come with built in features that let you choose settings based on where you are, for example Airplane mode for flights and do not disturb mode for when you are sleeping.
These settings are usually selected manually on your device, although Microsoft has now filed a new patent for smartphones called Inconspicuous Mode.
This new Inconspicuous Mode will be able to automatically change a number of settings on your handset based on your location.
The Inconspicuous Mode would change things like brightness, the volume and more when you are in a movie theater or sleeping, and will also reduce the information on your lock screen.
The system will use things like GPS, NFC and WiFi to determine your location, and will also gather information from your smartphones camera and adjust the settings based on what you have scheduled.
It certainly sounds like an interesting concept, it is not clear as yet on whether this new software patent will be used in the next major release of Windows Phone, Windows 10.
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