Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Samsung Glitch Sends Guy's Entire Photo Gallery To His Girlfriend

Samsung Glitch Sends Guy's Entire Photo Gallery To His Girlfriend

Samsung users in the USA are reporting that their phones are sending text messages with attachments from their photo gallery to random contacts without explicit permission. "M$3 y phone sent her my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app".

Furthermore, the messages do not leave any trace that they were sent, leaving phone owners clueless on what just went out of their devices.

One user on Reddit said his girlfriend received a message with his phone's entire photo library, but the phone itself showed no such message being sent. "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG". Samsung Messages is the default messaging app on Samsung phones.

Specifically, the photos were sent over Samsung's stock text messaging app.

If you're using Samsung's Messages software, and are anxious about unapproved picture texts, find the application in the apps section of your device's settings, then go into its permissions, and disable access to storage.

Some Samsung smartphones are sending user's photos to people in their address book without their permission, according to a growing number of complaints online.

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?" "However, there was record of it on tmobile logs". Now imagine your phone did start randomly sending those to people in your phone contacts.

Many people speculate that this is being caused by the recent update to RCS profile rolled out by T-Mobile. When ConsumerAffairs asked T-Mobile for comment, a company spokesperson referred us to Samsung.

A Security Specialist at antivirus and firewall company ESET said: "No manufacturer wants to be involved in those unforeseen issues and will work as hard as they can to rectify them as soon as possible".

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