September 24, 2018

Samsung Phones Are Sending Random Photos to Other People

05 July 2018, 06:14 | Casey Mitchell

Samsung Phones Are Sending Random Photos to Other People

A camera and fingerprint reader sit on the rear casing of Galaxy S9 smartphones in London on Feb. 22 2018

Until Samsung issues an update or patch for the Samsung Messenger app, Samsung users will have to wait it out, so make sure your phone doesn't have any images you wouldn't want your entire contact list to see. This, however, will also prevent you from willingly sending photos through the app. 2. While the widespread of devices indicates that any Galaxy device could be affected, it seems that it's mostly T-Mobile users that are affected by the bug.

Samsung issued a statement, saying, "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it". One user said that his Galaxy smartphone sent ALL of his photos to his girlfriend.

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The messaging app is leaving no trace of the photos in the Sent messages folder within the phone's default messaging app.

"We encourage any customers who may have questions or concerns to contact their local customer service centre at 0330 726 7864".

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For those anxious about the Samsung Messages glitch, AppleInsider recommends disabling the app's storage access permissions. The carrier for at least one of the affected phones is T-Mobile from the US.

The RCS is created to enhance the outdated SMS protocol with new features but it appears there is a problem in how the RCS is handled in Samsung Messages which is causing phones to randomly send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.

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In the meantime, for Samsung owners concerned that their phone might be sending sensitive pics to random contacts, there are now two main fixes to this. A Galaxy Note 8 user indicated the same issue. Hopefully Samsung releases an update soon that will fix the issue. The photos are being sent out over the stock Samsung messaging app. You can probably use Android Messages or any other third party app. Simply open your Settings app, then hit Apps - Samsung Messages Permissions, and then revoke the Storage permission. It may be related to a recent T-Mobile profile update to the new RCS text-messaging format.

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