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Samsung phones are sending photos to random contacts without permission

04 July 2018

In another potentially embarrassing case, a Samsung Note 8 user reported that his scheduled text messages had been sent to the wrong recipients.

Samsung smartphone owners have reported an issue with the company's default texting application, which results in their photos being sent to random contacts without their authorisation. Although you can now get it for less than £20 per month, we reckon the new tariff dropped by Mobile Phones Direct is now the best value S8 deal on the market. There are plenty of other SMS apps available in the Play Store like ChompSMS, Textra, or even Google's own Android Messages app which offer far greater functionality than Samsung's stock messaging app. These text messages also included photos stored in their respective devices, reports Gizmodo. Head to the app settings in your Galaxy phone and make sure Samsung Messages can no longer access your storage. Until then, there are two easy fixes for the concerned users: 1.

A statement from the electronics giant said: "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it".

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The glitch leaves no trace of shared data in the phone's messaging app.

The T-Mobile update seems to be occurring automatically, and many users may not realize their phones have already updated.

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 is aware of the issue and is now investigating it (and T-Mobile says the issue is on Samsung's end).

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

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Samsung phones are sending photos to random contacts without permission