Samsung’s texting app apparently sent pictures to people’s contacts without permission

Samsung’s texting app apparently sent pictures to people’s contacts without permission

At the minute, your best option is to disable Samsung Messages and use another app, such as Google's Android Messages or an encrypted option such as Signal. The upside is that taking that step will prevent the phone from sending anything - including photos - that's stored on your phone. Other devices are not facing the issue as of now.

We reached out to Samsung for comment on this issue, and received this statement in reply: "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it".

Drunk dialing and butt-dialing are bad enough, but what if your Samsung phone sent some. private photos to your contacts without you knowing? Despite having no record on their phone, their bill confirmed that several photo messages had been sent. "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly". T-Mobile rolled out an RCS update earlier this week, so some surmised that it could be the root cause of the problem.

There's no definitive list of Samsung phone models affected yet, and the issue may be related to recent software updates pushed to phones.

It's an unsettling prospect for Samsung users who may have photos on their phones that aren't fit for public consumption.

Samsung is due to unveil its next handset, the Galaxy Note 9, during an event in NY on 9 August. The Messages app did not interface with the Gallery app and its shared tab function - the user didn't even access the feature until he went to the Reddit community to troubleshoot the problem. You will have full texting capabilities and you don't have to look back, in case Samsung lost your trust forever. Switch your default texting app to a different one. The carrier had recently pushed an RCS (Rich Communication Services) update on to some of the users phones, and the issues started after that. He wrote that the app was sending scheduled messages early, that some messages were ending up in wrong threads.