Samsung Galaxy S9 sending users private pictures to people

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According to reports, the Messages app does not even show users that files have been sent, and many users said the only found out after they got a response from the recipient of the random photos sent to them.

The issue isn't specific to one mobile carrier alone, and users from different operators reported the same problem.

Reports of the unprecedented fault emerged on Reddit and Samsung help forums this week, with one man claiming his entire photo gallery of at least 50 images had been sent to his girlfriend as he slept.

Samsung users in the United States are reporting that their phones are sending text messages with attachments from their photo gallery to random contacts without explicit permission.

Go to Settings Apps Samsung Messages Permissions. Until a real solution is released, this will prevent Messages from sending photos or anything else stored on your device, whether you want it to or not.

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Deny storage permissions for Samsung Messages in the Settings, and keep in mind to continue to deny them if you open the app! "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG". This problem has been reported on Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Note 8 phones.

'Oddly enough, my wife's phone did that last night, and mine did it the night before, ' said Reddit user Sfkn123.

The Verge talked to a Samsung spokesperson who said they are "aware of the reports" and that their technical teams are "looking into it".

Many people speculate that this is being caused by the recent update to RCS profile rolled out by T-Mobile. You will have full texting capabilities and you don't have to look back, in case Samsung lost your trust forever. Hopefully, this issue gets resolved quickly, because until it does, there's no guarantee of privacy for people using Samsung's default texting app.

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