Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on 9th August, but now it’s in the headlines for all the wrong reasons: its most premium handsets have started playing up.
Owners of the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 8 have started complaining online that their phones have been sending photos to random people in their address book.
Samsung Messages – the default texting app for Galaxy devices – is the offending app. It doesn’t show any signs of sending the photos, so the user has no idea it’s happening.
One person claimed his Galaxy S9 Plus sent his entire photo gallery to his girlfriend in the middle of the night, according to one report. While another said his and his wife’s phones spontaneously sent photos to each other.
“We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it,” Samsung said in a statement.
If you’re one of those affected, you’re advised to contact Samsung for advice. Alternatively, you can use another messaging app, or disable access to phone storage for Samsung Messages until a fix is issued.