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

Last night around 2:30 am, my phone sent her my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app. Their owners say that Samsung Messages, the default texting app for Galaxy devices, pushed photos and scheduled texts to random contacts, but left no record of the messages being sent.

As if the bug was not already bad enough, what's even worse is that any message sent unknowingly by the app will not show up in the sent folder as well. The problem was first reported by Gizmodo, and users have pointed out how their Samsung phone sent all photos from the phone's gallery to other users.

Samsung has confirmed that it is aware of the reports, and a spokesperson said in a statement that the company is looking into whether there's root cause.

This doesn't seem to be an isolated case as some users have commented in the same post that they too have experienced the problem.

Samsung's top-tier are among the best to still offer expandable storage as a standard feature, with the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Note 8 all sporting an optional microSD slot.

Over on Samsung's forum, a Galaxy S9 user this week complained that Samsung Messages "has become VERY BUGGY" since T-Mobile started rolling out RCS support.

For now, Samsung smartphone users are advised to revoke storage access permission from Messages through the device's app settings until the bug can be patched up. This has created an incompatibility with the Samsung Messages app which is creating this issue.

Samsung is encouraging those experiencing this issue to call the company directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG. The carrier told Gizmodo that "it's not a T-mobile issues" and asked users to contact Samsung. At least one person claiming to be an AT&T customer also said they were affected.

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