Samsung users say their phones sent photos to random contacts

Samsung users say their phones sent photos to random contacts

Samsung users say their phones sent photos to random contacts

Troubleshooters have theorised that the issue, first reported by Gizmodo, may have been caused by an update to the smartphone's carrier settings, and Samsung's own Messages app.

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Redditors were quick to point out that most affected phones so far seem to be on T-Mobile, which has recently been upgrading users to the Google-backed RCS "advanced messaging". The poster says that even though there was no evidence of the mass photo sharing in Samsung Messages, it showed up on his T-Mobile logs. Until then, there are two easy fixes for the concerned users: 1.

The Galaxy S9 user said their scheduled messages are being sent "prematurely", scheduled text messages "end up in the WRONG threads", and the Messages app "incorrectly displays scheduled messages as "sent" when, in fact, the other party has not received them". Unfortunately, these updates may have interacted badly with Samsung's Messages app, according to the report. At least one person claiming to be an AT&T customer also said they were affected.

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Another Redditor said: "Give me a spontaneously exploding phone any day of the week, Samsung, instead of this nightmare scenario". This problem has been reported on Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Note 8 phones.

"We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it". The working theory is that this error is something to do with the RCS profile updates that have been rolling out on USA carriers. Hopefully, this issue gets resolved quickly, because until it does, there's no guarantee of privacy for people using Samsung's default texting app.

In the meantime, Samsung established a question and answer page to address the glitch.

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