Samsung Texting Bug Might Be Sending Your Photos to Random Contacts

"The recommendations from Samsung are to now not update to the latest messages app and any who did should disable the app's access to their phones storage area so it is unable to grab random photos".

Over on Samsung's forum, a Galaxy S9 user this week complained that Samsung Messages "has become VERY BUGGY" since T-Mobile started rolling out RCS support. Since then, The Verge have reported that the photo messages are being sent through Samsung's default texting app Samsung Messages. "However, there was record of it on mobile logs", one Redditor posted less than a week ago.

For now, Samsung smartphone users are advised to revoke storage access permission from Messages through the device's app settings until the bug can be patched up. Your other option seems to be switching to a different texting app, like Textra or Google's Android Messages app, which thus far appear to be unaffected. Many users turned to Reddit to voice their complaints.

Many people speculate that this is being caused by the recent update to RCS profile rolled out by T-Mobile. Unfortunately, these updates may have interacted badly with Samsung's Messages app, according to the report. You will have full texting capabilities and you don't have to look back, in case Samsung lost your trust forever.

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It is believed the bug could be due to a new messaging standard called RCS, which is created to make texting look more like a messaging app, complete with read receipts and typing indicators. "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it", the company said.

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

Samsung is now urging concerned customers to call its support lines directly.

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