Samsung is investigating reports from it’s user that they are having random photos automatically text to their contacts. More worryingly than having a random picture sent over text is that there is no record of the image being sent in the message thread, users only find out that this has happened once someone responds to the image.
“Last night around 2.30am, my phone sent [my girlfriend] my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app,” one Reddit user complained.
Another S9+ owner said the same thing has happened with his device and his wife’. “I think it has something to do with the Samsung SMS app being updated from the Galaxy Store,” he added.
Samsung recently issued an update to the text message app which may be responsible for the leak as Samsung also enabled a setting allowing pictures to be automatically backed-up to Google.