Samsung phones may be sending pictures to random people

Samsung phones may be sending pictures to random people

Samsung phones may be sending pictures to random people

Have you experienced any problems with your Samsung messages app? Aside from that point, the potential data use which sending dozens of photos would incur would also potentially be problematic for users who are not on unlimited data plans.

While the issue is confirmed to be on the S9 devices, it's not clear if other devices are affected. The scariest part is that the default message app isn't showing that anything has been texted at all.

Samsung tells Gizmodo they are aware of the reports and are looking into them, but has yet to come out with an official statement warning users of the bug.

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 is now urging concerned customers to call its support lines directly. And that is possibly how the photos were being shared without leaving any trace on the Samsung Messages app. "Might be worth checking logs on your carrier's site, because it happened on my T-Mobile Note 8", explains one user on Reddit.

Samsung says it is investigating the issue, which may be caused by an update to the texting app Samsung Messages.

Another user from reddit reported that the device had sent photos to his wife.

Samsung is due to unveil its next handset, the Galaxy Note 9, during an event in NY on 9 August. It is believed by some users that the issue is due to the new updates of RCS messaging including T-Mobile.

The consensus behind the situation appears to be an issue related to the implementation of RCS between Samsung phones and T-Mobile. There is no intimation to the users that the files have been sent. One of them is switching to a different messaging app. A simple way is to revoke the storage and camera permissions for the messaging app.

Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone's texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem.

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