Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners worldwide reported that they received a weird “Find My Mobile” push notification. The notification only has the number “1” and disappears when a user taps on it.
Samsung UK has confirmed that the push notification was sent to a “limited” set of devices erroneously:
It looks like the notification may have been sent out accidentally, similar to how OnePlus sent out garbled push notifications to OnePlus 7 Pro owners last year. According to a Samsung Care Ambassador, it was a test on the company’s end to “assure services are working.”
Some people reported seeing a spike in battery usage by the Find My Mobile app. Samsung’s Find My Mobile service allows users to find their phone in case they lose it. In addition to remotely locating your lost Galaxy phone, you can also lock the screen, block access to Samsung Pay, and back up data stored on the device using the service.