Mysterious notification scares Samsung Galaxy owners. A strange message with “1” stacked up onto one another popped up on Samsung Galaxy devices this week. Now, it is already clear but not before causing some confusion.
Smartphone owners reported on Samsung help board on Wednesday that they got the “1” message or notification from their find My Mobile app. This app helps users track their phone’s location. Users reported that the message automatically disappears when tapped.
Mysterious notification scares Galaxy owners
The South Korean tech company said later that the message was not harmful in any kind and that it went out by mistake. And some owners braced for the worst.
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A user wrote on the community board Wednesday.
I’ve never used that app before. Didn’t even know it was on this phone.
I’m starting to get worried thinking someone hacked into my phone or something.
The post raises concerned responses from several users.
Someone else wrote.
Same just happened to me. I am clueless as well. Going to force stop it until more is known.
Samsung assured the users a couple of hours later. They tweeted from its UK customer help account saying that the notification was a test gone wrong.
Among the Galaxy models that received the notifications were the Note10, Note10+, S9, S10, and Galaxy Z Flip, according to the help boards and tweets.