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Samsung phones are randomly sending owners' photos to contacts

Samsung phones are randomly sending owners' photos to contacts”

Moreover, this is happening without the knowledge and permission of the owner. The issue has been reported on the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and the Note 8.

The RCS is created to enhance the outdated SMS protocol with new features but it appears there is a problem in how the RCS is handled in Samsung Messages which is causing phones to randomly send pictures messages. In order to do so, users can go to Settings Apps Samsung Messages Permissions Storage.

Samsung might be pumping out some of the best Android phones in the world right now, but that doesn't mean that they're without their flaws. A Samsung user who encountered this problem says that " Not only one photo, his device sent entire photo gallery to his friend at midnight".

Samsung Australia also confirmed they were investigating the reports. This, however, will also prevent you from willingly sending photos through the app. 2.

Apparently, the Samsung Messages app, which is the stock messaging app on Galaxy devices, sent scheduled messages and photos to contacts.

Samsung has acknowledged the issue and said it teams are looking into the problem in a statement to the Gizmodo.

Another Reddit user summed things up quite nicely: "Give me a spontaneously exploding phone any day of the week, Samsung, instead of this nightmare scenario". "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG".

However, some have reported receiving an update to their messaging app that enables Rich Communication Services (RCS), which is now being slowly introduced around the world. However, there was record of it on tmobile logs.

T-Mobile's new update starts with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. This way, even if your phone decides to send random messages, it won't be able to access the content on your phone. Samsung said in a forum post that it was aware of the issue.

Samsung has not yet provided a solution, but several quick actions appear to offer a temporary fix. The few reports of this bug indicate that the phones are sending the messages without the app recording any trace of an outgoing message.



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