This morning, my phone grew very warm and the battery took a major hit. When I was trying to figure out what the offender was, I looked at the "About phone" screen and saw a heading "Factory data reset" with today's date, 8/20/2015. I haven't done any kind of reset, and, in fact, the same screen says that my phone has been up for 625 hours. All of my data and apps seem to still be on the phone, so I don't believe there's been a factory reset in the commonly understood sense. Does anyone know what this is?
Path to the screen in question: Settings -> About phone -> Status
Phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (SCH-I435), Android version 4.4.2.
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Thank you for your prompt response. The message is still there even after shutting my phone down and turning it on again. Battery life on this phone is so-so, but that is not my concern here. The question I would like answered is what that "Factory data reset" value means. Again, to get to it, go to Settings -> About phone -> Status, and the heading "Factory data reset" will be in there. (This seems to be a Samsung thing, as my Asus tablet does not have it.)