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

Samsung's logo is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain on Feb. 25 2018

"Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG", Samsung said in a statement.

If you're using Samsung's Messages software, and are anxious about unapproved picture texts, find the application in the apps section of your device's settings, then go into its permissions, and disable access to storage.

According to user reports, the problem stems from Samsung Messages, the default texting app on Galaxy devices, which (for reasons that haven't been determined), is erroneously sending pictures stored on the devices to random contacts via SMS.

Other users have also suffered a similar glitch.

The T-Mobile update seems to be occurring automatically, and many users may not realize their phones have already updated. This has created an incompatibility with the Samsung Messages app which is creating this issue. ".When her phone texted me her gallery, it didn't show up on her end - and vice versa".

Users posted complaints on Reddit and Samsung's support forums about a odd issue that appears to be silently sending photos to random contacts.

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'Wonder who's going to get busted with pictures of their side pieces!' one person said.

Another asked: "Do S9s come with divorce lawyers?" One said: "Um, this is disturbing".

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

The other option is to switch to a different texting app like Android Messages or Textra, which don't seem effected by whatever is plaguing Samsung's texting app (so far). Samsung says it has teams investigating events. The working theory is that this error is something to do with the RCS profile updates that have been rolling out on USA carriers.

Another user wrote on the Samsung forum that the messaging app had become very buggy on the T-Mobile network after a recent update.

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