Samsung sent a weird “1” notification to all Galaxy phone users around the globe on Thursday. The notification stirred up discussions across all social platforms.

According to the latest reports, the notification came from the preinstalled Find My Mobile app, Samsung’s alternative to Google’s Find My Device app.

The Samsung users around the globe who got this notification clearly thought that this can be any kind of virus, but it wasn’t. Samsung accidentally pushed the wrong button while testing something internally, which was later confirmed in an official statement.

Tapping on the notification automatically cleared it with no subsequent action. It is not immediately obvious if the battery issue is related to the weird notification, and Samsung hasn’t clarified that wither.

What does Samsung have to say about that mysterious notification?

Many people throwing around their own theories, soon after the word quickly disappeared. Samsung’s UK arm cleared the air with a tweet and apologized for the occurrence. They said that this was a test.

Here is what Samsung tweeted:

Recently, a notification about “Find My Mobile 1” occurred on a limited number of Galaxy devices. This was sent unintentionally during an internal test and there is no effect on your device. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.”

Back in July, something similar happened with OnePlus mobile as well. They sent two unintelligible notifications. These are human errors as the developers who test these apps are also human beings.


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