Post updated February 20th, 2020 at 07:32 pm
UPDATE (20 Feb / 7:00PM): Samsung Malaysia has responded to the issue.
ORIGINAL STORY (20 Feb / 6:20pm):
Samsung Galaxy phone users received a weird notification from the company on 20 February 2020. The push notification simply stated the number “1” twice, and seemingly came from Samsung’s Find My Mobile feature.
It’s not known what this may represent, but it is likely an accidental error from Samsung themselves. Various sources have reported that the strange notification was sent to Galaxy S, A, J and Note devices around the world at different times.
I received it on my Note FE at 3:40pm, while our friends at Amanz received the notification on their Galaxy device at 1:58pm. However, the push notification vanished when tapped on for inspection, but did not cause anything suspicious.
Recently, a notification about “Find My Mobile 1” occurred on limited number of Galaxy devices. This notification was confirmed as a message sent unintentionally during internal test and there is no effect on your device.
— Samsung Malaysia (@SamsungMalaysia) February 20, 2020
Samsung has responded on Twitter regarding the odd occurrence, stating that the push notification was indeed accidental. The company confirmed that it was a message sent unintentionally during internal testing, and will cause no effect on devices that received it.