Glitch in Samsung Messages App Sends Photos to Random Contacts

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You could try using a different texting app and/or revoking the Samsung Messages' app's photo permissions to be safe.

That's because posters to Reddit and the Samsung forums say Samsung Messages is malfunctioning. "Last night around 2:30 am, my phone sent her my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app".

Drunk dialing and butt-dialing are bad enough, but what if your phone sent some. compromising photos to your contacts all by itself?

While most of the reports are coming from Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 8 users, the problem may plague other devices with Samsung Messages as well.

For those of you looking for a workaround while the company tries to fix the problem, your options appear to be going into your device's app settings and revoking "Samsung Messages' ability to access storage".

Many complaints posted online are from people who said they are T-Mobile customers and recently updated Samsung Messages, leading to a theory that the issue may have been triggered by the carrier's recent RCS (Rich Communication Services) updates.

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Samsung and T-Mobile didn't immediately reply to CNET's requests for comment.

Samsung acknowledged an inquiry from Gizmodo that it was aware of the bug and that it is now working on a fix.

"We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it", she said.

There are now two fixes if you are anxious about the issue affecting your device. The user pointed out that the issue was do with the Samsung default SMS app being updated from the Galaxy Store.

Concerned users should ensure that Samsung Message does not have permission to access their phone's storage, which will prevent it from being able to send anything on the phone.

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