A bunch of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 owners are reporting that the Samsung Messages app is randomly sending out photos stored on their device to people in their phonebook.
For one owner, the issue was even worse as the Messages app sent out their full gallery to one of their contacts in the middle of the night.
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 issue seems to be limited to T-Mobile customers in the United States.
Many people speculate that this is being caused by the recent update to RCS profile rolled out by T-Mobile. This has created an incompatibility with the Samsung Messages app which is creating this issue.
Samsung has acknowledged the issue and says that its engineers are working on a fix. The issue is from Samsung’s end as T-Mobile has confirmed its not an issue from its end.
“We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it. Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG.” — Samsung told in a statement to Gizmodo.
Until Samsung gets around to identifying the problem and rolling out a fix for the same, the best way to solve this issue is to switch to another messaging app. There are plenty of other SMS apps available in the Play Store like ChompSMS, Textra, or even Google’s own Android Messages app which offer far greater functionality than Samsung’s stock messaging app.[Via Gizmodo]