Samsung phone users receive mysterious ‘1’ notification – here’s what it means

From the Galaxy S20 to the foldable Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung smartphones are some of the most popular devices around the world.

But Samsung phone owners were in for a surprise this morning, after they received a mysterious notification.

The strange notification appears to come from Samsung’s Find My Mobile app, and simply says ‘1’.

Several baffled users took to Twitter to discuss the notification, which also drained their phone battery.

One user said: “Like just about everyone else on Samsung phones worldwide I got a notification from Find My Mobile containing only "1" chars. This screwup by Samsung is bad enough but the fact it drains a whopping 16% of my battery is, well …WTF? How inefficient is this? Turning off!”

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Another wrote: “That Samsung "find my mobile" notification everyone just got could easily be from an episode of Black Mirror. The fact the app has nabbed over 10% of my battery doesn't feel very comforting either. Security breach for sure.”

And one added: “So myself and many other Samsung users have all reported receiving a notification from the "Find My Mobile" app saying "1"… I clicked it and nothing happened. Check app info and it used 20% of my battery? Did all our phones just get hacked?”

Samsung has now confirmed that the notification was sent unintentionally.

It 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."

This isn’t the first time that a smartphone firm has accidentally blasted its users with a notifcation.

Last year, OnePLus accidentally pushed out a notification containing garbled text and Chinese characters.

Mirror Online has contacted Samsung for comment.

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