Hey LazyPlus! Today, my Android phone has a new unexpected notification “Set up new Android device / Open in Settings app” which then says “Getting started / To set up your other device, your phone’s Bluetooth and your Wi-Fi data will be used.” But I don’t have a new Android device to set up. Does anyone know what’s going on here?
Eugene Crosser November 17, 2016 14:25
How about this hypothesis:
Your Bluetooth setup is “always visible”
Someone nearby got a new Android device and selected to migrate data from another device. And it tried to connect to whatever Android device it found in the vicinity.
… just not to fall back to the default tinfoil hat conclusion.
Michael K Johnson November 17, 2016 15:13
Bluetooth is on but not visible. I asked and no one near me was doing that. One co-worker reported seeing the same thing recently, though.
Eugene Crosser November 17, 2016 16:26
Even stranger than the occasion itself is that Google does not show any stories or questions or howtos with the phrase
Imported from Google+ — content and formatting may not be reliable