Samsung Galaxy users worldwide report a strange ‘Find My Mobile’ notification

Cris Mathew
  • Samsung users across the world have received a strange notification from the Find My Mobile service.
  • The notification simply contained the number 1 and clicking it did not do anything.
  • Samsung has not commented on the accidental notification issue yet.
In a bizarre incident, Samsung Galaxy users around the world have received a strange notification via the ‘Find My Mobile’ service. Several users reported receiving the mysterious notification that simply read ‘1’ two times, one below the other.

When users tried to tap the notification to get more information, the notification simply disappeared without performing any action. This seems to be a goof up on the part of someone at the company who was testing the Find My Mobile service.

What is Find My Mobile?

Samsung’s Find My Mobile service is similar to Google’s Find My Device app. It allows users to locate their phone in case they lose it. Additionally, the service also allows users to block access to Samsung Pay, lock the phone, back up the data on the device or even unlock the device if you forget your pattern, PIN or password.

As the service can perform several functions that affect the device’s security, the users that received the notification were afraid that the service may have been hacked. A Samsung user also reported that the Find My Mobile’s app info revealed that the app had used up 20% of its battery.

Source: Alex Rhynold

Who received the notification?

The notification was not limited to any particular smartphone. Several users have reported receiving the notification. The issue was also highlighted by several users on the company’s community forum, spreading the panic.

The issue has been reported on the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Galaxy J and Galaxy A series of phones, which covers the company’s complete smartphone portfolio. Samsung has not put out a statement about the issue yet.

Samsung is not the first company that has made this error. Last year, OnePlus had accidentally sent a notification in Chinese to all out its OnePlus 7 Pro users during an internal test for an update. The Chinese message turned out to be “hahahahaha”. Another message from OnePlus contained a garbled text.

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