Notifications on your smartphone can alert you to a new message, let you control your music, give you upcoming directions when you're navigating, and more. But today OnePlus 7 Pro owners received some notifications that just confused them.
Some OnePlus 7 Pro owners today received bizarre notifications with Latin and Chinese characters. The alerts came from OnePlus Push, and tapping them would cause the phone to attempt to open a browser that was then not found.
While some initially thought that OnePlus had been hacked, the company issued a statement saying that the notifications were caused when the OxygenOS team was performing a software test for an impending update.
"The notification push function is designed mainly as a survey tool to help us better understand our users’ feedback and to further improve the user experience, and is based on the Google FCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) Protocol," OnePlus explained. "Therefore, we want to reassure that this incident does not indicate any risks for your personal data."
These strange alerts may have been worrying for some folks who thought that their phone or data could have been in danger, but thankfully it was just an internal error and nothing happened if you did tap on the alerts. OnePlus says that it's "immediately implementing new processes" to prevent this situation from happening again, so hopefully OnePlus users won't unlock your phone and be greeted by these weird alerts again.