This disclosure describes techniques to utilize an exposed portion of the display screen of a foldable device in a folded state to display a peeking user interface. Per techniques of this disclosure, a user interface displays selected content on the exposed portion of a display screen when a device is in the folded state. The selected content can include important notifications such as incoming calls, received text messages, contextual information, items that need user attention, etc. The exposed portion of the display screen in the folded state can be utilized to display icons associated with applications that are of likely interest to the user, e.g., determined from user context (if permitted by the user) or pre-selected by the user.
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Thorp, Yameng Lee and Matsui, Hideaki, "Peeking user interface for foldable devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 24, 2019)