Samsung Users Report Their Phones Are Text Messaging Pictures to Random Contacts

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Samsung phone bug secretly shares your photos with rando contacts

The only way to now stop this from happening is to turn off auto updates, and then disable the storage permissions for the Samsung Messages app. The weird part is that the receiver received the message, but there was no trace of the sent message on the senders phone. Some users on the forum are complaining that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also facing the issue.

A "nightmare glitch" has hit some users of Samsung phones and is sending user's photos to random contacts.

Apparently, the Samsung Messages app, which is the stock messaging app on Galaxy devices, sent scheduled messages and photos to contacts. According to the The Verge, Samsung is asking users to call the company's helpline if they are facing the problem. However, he found it in his T-Mobile logs.

Update, 3:22p.m. PT: With Samsung and T-Mobile comments. £23pm We have to say that we love this Samsung Galaxy S8 tariff - at a time when S8 deals are falling all around, this one still somehow manages to stand out from the crowd. You may want to disable the Samsung Messages app's access to your device's storage for now.

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As for Samsung, the company has admitted that there's a problem, adding that it's looking into how to go about sorting it out. The messaging standard is supposed to make texting look more like chatting in a modern messaging app, complete with reading receipts and typing indicators.

However, some have reported receiving an update to their messaging app that enables Rich Communication Services (RCS), which is now being slowly introduced around the world.

You can't delete Samsung Messages from your phone, but you don't have to use it to send texts on your Galaxy phone.

Once you've done this, you'll no longer be able to open your conversations or compose new messages in the Samsung Messages app, as long as you continue to deny storage permissions. There are plenty of other SMS apps available in the Play Store like ChompSMS, Textra, or even Google's own Android Messages app which offer far greater functionality than Samsung's stock messaging app.

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