The user pointed out that the issue was do with the Samsung default SMS app being updated from the Galaxy Store. It's not clear at the moment if other models are affected. One Reddit user said that at about 2:30 am last night, his entire photo gallery was sent to his girlfriend.
A weird glitch in Samsung phones has seen entire galleries of pictures sent between people without them asking for it to happen. According to the The Verge, Samsung is asking users to call the company's helpline if they are facing the problem. "However, there was record of it on mobile logs", one Redditor posted less than a week ago.
Samsung is said to be aware of the complaints, which surfaced last week, and is investigating.
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It's an unsettling prospect for Samsung users who may have photos on their phones that aren't fit for public consumption.
Until a resolution is reached, Samsung owners can go to settings and revoke Samsung Message's permissions to access storage. The messaging standard is supposed to make texting look more like chatting in a modern messaging app, complete with reading receipts and typing indicators.
Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone's texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem.
You can't delete Samsung Messages from your phone, but you don't have to use it to send texts on your Galaxy phone. The few reports of this bug indicate that the phones are sending the messages without the app recording any trace of an outgoing message.