Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Not Good: Samsung Phones Texting Photos to Random People

Users have reported their phones have sent Camera Icon Users have reported their phones have sent
Kayla Schwartz | 05 July, 2018, 18:14

This method will probably make your Samsung Messages app stop working entirely, but there are a bunch of great messaging apps out there, as well as Google's Android Messages app that will work until the situation is resolved.

The issue seemingly stems from a problematic update to the Samsung Messages app, and multiple users on Reddit have complained that their entire gallery has been sent to certain contacts.

Samsung has acknowledged the issue and said it teams are looking into the problem in a statement to the Gizmodo.

"Oddly enough, my wife's phone did that last night, and mine did it the night before", said Reddit user Sfkn123. He also said the app was displaying some messages as sent, when the other party had not got them. The company also asks affected users to call the company's support line at 1-800-SAMSUNG with any complaints.

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

Archbishop Gets 12 Months Detention for Concealing Child Sex Abuse
Victim Peter Gogarty said Wilson's incarceration could open the floodgates around the world and empower more victims to speak up. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have released a statement saying they hope survivors of abuse at the hands of Fr.

In the meantime, for Samsung owners concerned that their phone might be sending sensitive pics to random contacts, there are now two main fixes to this.

For its part, T-Mobile tells the Verge the bug is "not a T-Mobile issue" and says it is a problem on Samsung's end.

Update, 3:22p.m. PT: With Samsung and T-Mobile comments. RCS, or Rich Communication Services (RCS) is a replacement for SMS spearheaded by Google, which all four major USA carriers have signed on to supporting. You will have full texting capabilities and you don't have to look back, in case Samsung lost your trust forever. Others have reported their phones sending scheduled text messages too early.

For now, if you want to be extra safe with your Samsung device, you can prevent the possibility of this ever happening by changing the permissions of the Samsung Messages app so that it no longer has permission to access device storage. Rich Communication messaging enhances the features in the regular messenger app and allows users to share different types of media over the Samsung Messenger app.

Once you've done this, you'll no longer be able to open your conversations or compose new messages in the Samsung Messages app, as long as you continue to deny storage permissions.

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