Do you have a Samsung Galaxy device? You may want to disable Samsung Messages application access to your device's storage for now.
That's because in recent days, some Samsung Galaxy users have complained that the default messaging application on their phone is mysteriously sending text messages to their random contacts without their knowledge. A Reddit user said that his Galaxy S9 + randomly sent his entire photo gallery to his girlfriend around 2:30 am last week.
"My phone sent my entire photo gallery by text, but there was no registration of my Messages application," the user wrote, adding that there was a record of the incident in T-Mobile's records.
At this time, it is not clear what is causing the problem, but some are speculating that it might be related to Rich Communications. Services (RCS).
In the Samsung forum, a Galaxy S9 user complained this week that Samsung's messages "have become VERY BUGGY" since T-Mobile started offering RCS support. RCS is a messaging standard that aims to replace SMS and work on Android devices through operators, offering functions similar to iMessage that include reading receipts, typing indicators, group chat, more extensive messages and sharing high resolution photos.
The Galaxy S9 the user said that their scheduled messages are sent "prematurely", the programmed text messages "end up in the wrong threads" and the Messages application "incorrectly displays the messages programmed as & # 39; sent & # 39; when, in fact, the other party did not receive them. "
T-Mobile began deploying RCS support on Friday, but only for the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. The company declined to comment on this story.
Samsung, meanwhile, did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment, but told Gizmodo that it was investigating. "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are investigating it," the company said. "We encourage interested customers to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG."
As a workaround, affected Galaxy users can go to the settings and disable access by the Samsung Messages application to device storage. To do so, go to Settings> Applications> Messages> Permissions, then scroll down to Storage and deactivate it. After doing that, you must use a different messaging application to send text photos.
Meanwhile, the problem is causing some bad memories for some Samsung users. "Shit, this! Give me a phone exploding spontaneously any day of the week, Samsung, instead of this nightmarish scenario," wrote a Reddit user, referring to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7.