16:40 GMT01 March 2021
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    Galaxy phone users worldwide have received a mysterious notification from Samsung’s Find My Mobile app, which appeared to contain nothing but the number “1” inside.

    The alert, which was reported by several users, simply read “1” and contained another “1” inside. Tapping the alert seemingly didn’t do anything beyond closing the notification shade.

    The notification came from Samsung’s own Find My Mobile service, which allows owners of Samsung devices to remotely locate or lock their smartphone or tablet, back up data stored on the devices to Samsung Cloud, delete local data, and block access to Samsung Pay. 

    Several hours after the message was sent, Samsung shed light on the mystery, addressing the message on Twitter. The company’s official UK support channel said the Find My Mobile message was a mistake “sent unintentionally during an internal test.” The company assured users that the notification didn’t have any effect on the devices that received it.

    Last year in a similar accident, OnePlus accidentally made their users nervous with garbled text and Chinese characters in what turned out to be a failed internal test for a software update.

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