Is your Samsung phone texting private pics without permission?

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.

That's because there's a bug in the system that's causing Samsung's texting app to send random photos to your contacts. Other Reddit posters have said their wives or other people on their shared family plans have received similar messages from other phones including the Note 8.

According to user reports, the problem stems from Samsung Messages, the default texting app on Galaxy devices, which (for reasons that haven't been determined), is erroneously sending pictures stored on the devices to random contacts via SMS.

Samsung is investigating reports that its phones are sending personal photos to users' contact list without their knowing.

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In the meantime, users can switch to another text messaging app, such as Google's Android Messages, or disable access to phone storage for the Samsung Messages app. One Samsung user also reports that T-Mobile's logs showed the message sent from his phone.

This can be done by going to Settings - Apps - Samsung Messages - Permissions - Storage. The issue seems to be limited to T-Mobile customers in the United States. A Reddit user expressed their concern by saying "This sounds like a nightmare for me as I have lots and lots of clients in my phone".

Users theorize the issue has something to do with the recent Rich Communication Services (RCS) update, which rolled out on American mobile carriers like T-Mobile. £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.

Samsung is aware of the issue and is now investigating it (and T-Mobile says the issue is on Samsung's end).

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