Today, a ton of Samsung customers and users were spooked by a mysterious notification. For some reason, their Find My Mobile app has pushed a message that simply says "1".
This has happened on various devices in many different countries and regions. Even the Galaxy S10+
in the office had the weird notification in its shade. Tapping on it does nothing and it disappears as quickly as it appeared.
A lot of users were spooked
, thinking that it's a hacking attempt at their phone or that someone has hijacked their Samsung account. Don't panic — seeing as how widespread this is, it seems to be a server mistake at Samsung HQ. It just happened to send a notification to everybody — either it was a fluke or somebody pressed the wrong button.
Samsung's official statement on the matter:
The notification was inadvertently sent to a limited number of Galaxy devices. We can assure our users that this notification does not affect their devices in any way. We sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience this may have caused and will ensure that a similar incident doesn't occur in the future.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Jan