Samsung Texting Bug Might Be Sending Your Photos to Random Contacts

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Samsung users are grumbling about their Galaxy S9 and Note 8 phones randomly sending out photos and texts to people in their contact list.

Complaints from the users on this issue were spotted on various platforms like company's official forum and on Reddit as well.

The scariest part about this bug is that when Samsung Messages bugs out sends pics to other people, it reportedly doesn't leave any evidence of it doing so, which means people may not know their photos have been released into the wild until it's too late.

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A weird glitch in Samsung phones has seen entire galleries of pictures sent between people without them asking for it to happen.

A Samsung spokesperson says the company is looking into the issue but claims they have not found it to be a software or hardware problem. "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG", reads Samsung's statement. The good news is, Samsung is aware of the issue and is looking into it.

In the meantime, it has been suggested that users should switch to a different messaging app.

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This person was fortunate enough for their pictures to have been leaked to their partner, however, the photos may have just as easily been sent to someone's boss, coworker, or anyone else in their contacts. "However, there was record of it [in my] T-Mobile logs". 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.

Currently, the prevailing theory as to what's causing this bug is a weird interaction between Samsung Messages and recent RCS profile updates that have rolled out on some carriers. Some users on the Reddit thread have pointed out turning off Storage access for the Samsung Messages app on their phones will give a temporary fix to the problem.

T-Mobile told the publication the issue had nothing to do with its network and referred users back to Samsung.

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