A Samsung Messaging Bug Might Be Texting Random Contacts Your Private Photos

Users have reported their phones have sent

Users have reported their phones have sent

The seemingly misbehaving app is the default messaging tool on Samsung's Android devices. A lot of those photos are meant to be shared, but you traditionally want to choose which photos are shared. "M$3 y phone sent her my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app". On Samsung's Galaxy S9 support board, a user said Samsung Messages became buggy after an T-Mobile RCS/advanced messaging update on his phone.

The comments triggered hysteria on Reddit, with others concerned their own photos could be sent to a contact in their phones at random.

Samsung is now urging concerned customers to call its support lines directly.

T-Mobile told The Verge that it was not an issue with its services and advised people checked with Samsung. The problem was first reported by Gizmodo, and users have pointed out how their Samsung phone sent all photos from the phone's gallery to other users.

Some phones by Samsung are sending camera roll photos of the users to random contacts in their phone.

There are speculations that the issue may be caused by the RCS messaging updates being pushed out by carriers.

Samsung is due to unveil its next handset, the Galaxy Note 9, during an event in NY on 9 August. What makes the matters worse is that the app does not even show users if the files have been sent. And while this nightmare scenario has yet to be confirmed, you'd better believe that Samsung is looking into it.

'I think it has something to do with the Samsung SMS app being updated from the Galaxy Store. However, T-Mobile has stated that this issue isn't on its. So for Samsung Galaxy users, this means that the best way to now get around the bug is to avoid Samsung Messages entirely or revoke its permission to access your photo gallery.

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.

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