Samsung Users Report Their Phones Are Text Messaging Pictures to Random Contacts

One small example of that is a new Samsung phone bug that texts the user's photographs to random people in their contacts lists without them knowing it.

A Reddit user reported their Samsung phone sent their entire photo gallery to their girlfriend. This means that some people who have been impacted by this bug won't really know what has happened until they're informed by the recipient. They said the images were sent via the default texting app on the smartphones, Samsung Messages.

A spokeswoman for Samsung Australia confirmed the company was investigating the problem but had yet to verify if it was a bug and whether Australians could be affected. "However, there was record of it on tmobile logs". Your other option seems to be switching to a different texting app, like Textra or Google's Android Messages app, which thus far appear to be unaffected.

Additional owners of the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 8 devices have complained about picture dumps, prompting one Reddit user to quip: "Do S9's come with divorce lawyers?"

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Another user added: "Oddly enough, my wife's phone did that last night, and mine did it the night before". He wrote that the app was sending scheduled messages early, that some messages were ending up in wrong threads. Unfortunately, these updates may have interacted badly with Samsung's Messages app, according to the report.

However, a T-Mobile spokesperson told The Verge to 'check in with Samsung on this, it's not a T-Mobile issue'. "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG".

'Um, this is disturbing, ' one person said.

If you use a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you may want to pay a visit to your phone's settings (Settings- Apps- Samsung Messages- Permissions- Storage) and deny Samsung Messages the ability to access your phone's storage.

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