Samsung sends mystery Find My Mobile ‘1’ notification to Galaxy phones


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Ryan Browne | CNBC

Customers of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones bought a shock Thursday early morning as they were despatched a random notification for its cellular monitoring application.

The notification, which some CNBC workers also been given, was for Samsung’s have “Discover My Mobile” application and showed the quantity “1” twice, with no other details.

“Locate My Mobile,” as the title of the app suggests, lets folks find their Samsung Galaxy cell phone or pill if they have dropped it, or unlock it if they have overlooked the password.

The moment clicked on, the mysterious “1” notify disappeared, and some end users claimed via Twitter that it used up a chunk of their battery lifestyle.

In accordance to Samsung, the notification was despatched out by incident to a number of Galaxy phones as portion of “inner tests.”

“The notification was inadvertently despatched to a confined selection of Galaxy gadgets. We can guarantee our consumers that this notification does not affect their units in any way,” the firm claimed in a assertion.

“We sincerely apologise to our shoppers for the inconvenience this could have triggered and will make sure that a identical incident does not arise in the long term.”

The South Korean tech huge just lately introduced a foldable cellular phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, and individuals reported on social media that the Z Flip was afflicted by the notification incident, as nicely as some of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series and its tablets.



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