Samsung Galaxy ‘1’ notification weirds people out around the world

Samsung Galaxy owners got an unusual notification on Wednesday.

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If you wondered about the odd “1” notification on your Samsung Galaxy on Wednesday evening, you weren’t alone. Galaxy owners all over the world took to the Korean company’s official forums, Twitter, and Reddit to report the message from the Find My Mobile app.

The notification read “1,” with another “1” underneath it. Tapping the notification simply makes it disappear, and certainly left people feeling uneasy. It seems to have been sent to people using Galaxy Z Flip, Note 10 and S10 models.

Find My Mobile is meant to “help you locate your phone or tablet and protect your data,” according to the company.

A few hours after the notifications were sent, Samsung’s official UK Twitter support account acknowledged on the issue.

“This was sent unintentionally during an internal test and there is no effect on your device,” it said.

Last summer, OnePlus owners got similarly usual notifications — one of which appeared to be Chinese characters and other in the Latin alphabet. The Chinese company later confirmed that it had been part of an internal test, like Samsung Wednesday notification blast.

First published Jan. 20, 1:54 a.m. PT.
Updates 2:24 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Updates 2:37 a.m. PT: Adds Samsung comment.

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