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Samsung investigating messaging bug that sends private photos to contacts at random

Samsung investigating messaging bug that sends private photos to contacts at random

If you just can't live without the Samsung Messenger app, you should revoke local storage access for the time being.

His phone showed no record of the photo gallery being transferred to his partner's number, though his provider recorded the action. Some users on the forum are complaining that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also facing the issue.

Complaints posted on Samsung's customer service portal and on digital forum Reddit suggest that the issue relates to the default messaging app, which is typically used to sent SMS text messages.

A Samsung spokesperson told Gizmodo it is aware of the problem and its "technical teams are looking into it".




Drunk dialing and butt-dialing are bad enough, but what if your Samsung phone sent some. private photos to your contacts without you knowing?

Samsung's smartphones may not be randomly bursting into flames now, but a unusual and creepy new problem has appeared: some users are having photos randomly and quietly sent to other people. Users experiencing this issue can call the company directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG. The only workaround here is to disable storage permissions for Samsung Messages. There was some speculation this issue had to do with T-Mobile, but the company has denied this according to The Verge.

The RCS is created to enhance the outdated SMS protocol with new features but it appears there is a problem in how the RCS is handled in Samsung Messages which is causing phones to randomly send pictures messages. Some Samsung devices send their owners' photos to contacts randomly and without trace.

Samsung has acknowledged the issue and says that its engineers are working on a fix. Your other option seems to be switching to a different texting app, like Textra or Google's Android Messages app, which thus far appear to be unaffected. That way even if Samsung Messages goes rogue, there won't be any photos for it to send. The photos are being sent out over the stock Samsung messaging app.