Samsung Messages app randomly sends photos to phone contact list

Samsung Messages app randomly sends photos to phone contact list

Samsung's Messages app bundled with the South Korean giant's latest smartphones and tablets may silently send people's private photos to random contacts, it is claimed. Samsung users have reported about the problem on the company's official forums, on Reddit, etc.

A Reddit user reported their Samsung phone sent their entire photo gallery to their girlfriend. The Samsung Messages app doesn't show any sign of sending the photos, meaning the user is completely unaware of the picture messaging.

The cause of the problem isn't clear either, but a current theory is that a recent T-Mobile update that allowed for advanced texting features (like reading receipts, typing indicators, and advanced media sharing) is the glitches' source.

Further complaints were posted to the Samsung Community page, all relating to a new protocol that rolled out earlier this year to Android devices to boost messaging capabilities. These text messages also included photos stored in their respective devices, reports Gizmodo.

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The issue isn't specific to one mobile carrier alone, and users from different operators reported the same problem.

Samsung has acknowledged the issue in a statement released to U.S. outlets such as The Washington Post: "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it".

Affected users are encouraged to contact Samsung directly until a fix is issued. "However, there was record of it on mobile logs", one Redditor posted less than a week ago. The user pointed out that the issue was do with the Samsung default SMS app being updated from the Galaxy Store. El Reg asked the chaebol for any explanation, and will let you know if we hear more.

For now, Samsung smartphone users are advised to revoke storage access permission from Messages through the device's app settings until the bug can be patched up.

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