Samsung Users Report Their Phones Are Text Messaging Pictures to Random Contacts

Posted July 04, 2018

It only became apparent after the recipient alerted them. This message doesn't show up on their end, but the other person's phone shows the message as if it was sent manually. One user has even claimed that Samsung Messages sent all of the photos in their gallery to one contact late at night for no apparent reason.

'Do S9s come with divorce lawyers?' another quipped. If you have a recent model Samsung smartphone, you might want to take temporary measures to make sure this doesn't happen to you.

The problem is stemming from the Samsung Messages app, which is the default SMS app on the devices which are affected.

'Give me a spontaneously exploding phone any day of the week, Samsung, instead of this nightmare scenario, ' he said.

"We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it", she said.

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Samsung is encouraging those experiencing this issue to call the company directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG. It appears that Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 8 devices are all affected by this bug.

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.

Samsung's smartphones may not be randomly bursting into flames now, but a odd and creepy new problem has appeared: some users are having photos randomly and quietly sent to other people. You will have full texting capabilities and you don't have to look back, in case Samsung lost your trust forever. The working theory is that this error is something to do with the RCS profile updates that have been rolling out on United States carriers.

However, a T-Mobile spokesperson told The Verge to 'check in with Samsung on this, it's not a T-Mobile issue'.