Your Samsung cell phone could send your photos in random text messages

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Furthermore, the messages do not leave any trace that they were sent, leaving phone owners clueless on what just went out of their devices.

"Last night around 2.30am, my phone sent her my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app". You may want to disable the Samsung Messages app's access to your device's storage for now.

I mean, if you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about, but still, it would be nice for your phone not to do random stuff without asking, especially when the consequences could be so bad. RCS is a messaging standard that aims to replace SMS and work on Android devices across carriers, offering iMessage-like features including read receipts, typing indicators, group chat, more lengthy messages, and high-resolution photo sharing.

Samsung owners anxious about the issue can go into their phone's app settings and revoke Samsung Messages' ability to access storage.

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Samsung said it is aware of the problem and is investigating it further. Some users on the forum are complaining that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also facing the issue.

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

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.

Numerous incidents seem to be affecting phones with T-Mobile, a carrier that recently rolled out updates with their RCS "advanced messaging" service. The second fix is to stop using Samsung Messages until the company says the issue has been resolved and switch to a third-party messaging app instead. The working theory is that this error is something to do with the RCS profile updates that have been rolling out on USA carriers. However, T-Mobile told Gizmodo that the whole thing is "not a T-Mobile issue".

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