Samsung Glitch Sends Guy's Entire Camera Phone Gallery 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.

On Wednesday, a man brought the glitch into the light by going onto Reddit to tell his story, explaining that his entire camera phone photo gallery was sent to his girlfriend without his knowledge.

The guy, whose username is rubsumlotion, said: "My S9+ sent my entire photo gallery to my girlfriend last night while I was sleeping,

"Last night around 2.30am, my phone sent her my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app. However, there was record of it on T-Mobile logs.

"Why would this happen?"

Good question, mate. No idea.

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It's good that he didn't have anything to hide, because this mishap could have landed him in some serious hot water if there was anything stored on there that his girlfriend didn't know about.

A lot of the people commenting felt his pain and sympathised with him. One said: "Um, this is disturbing."

Another asked: "Do S9s come with divorce lawyers?"

I mean, if you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about, but still, it would be nice for your phone not to do random stuff without asking, especially when the consequences could be so bad.

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A lot of people are very worried by this. Some people have said that the thought of this is even worse than the thought of their phone spontaneously catching fire or blowing up in their hands.

Another Redditor said: "Give me a spontaneously exploding phone any day of the week, Samsung, instead of this nightmare scenario."

Whoa. What on earth is that guy keeping on his phone? He should probably just delete whatever it is anyway before he gets a knock on the door.

As for Samsung, the company has admitted that there's a problem, adding that it's looking into how to go about sorting it out.

A statement from the electronics giant said: "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."

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Until then, if you're a Samsung Galaxy owner, just make sure that you don't have any incriminating evidence on your phone, because whatever you have, someone else might see before you know it.

In fact, that's probably a decent rule to abide by in any case.

A Security Specialist at antivirus and firewall company ESET said: "No manufacturer wants to be involved in those unforeseen issues and will work as hard as they can to rectify them as soon as possible.

"The recommendations from Samsung are to currently not update to the latest messages app and any who did should disable the app's access to their phones storage area so it is unable to grab random photos.

"This can be done by going to Settings -> Apps -> Samsung Messages -> Permissions -> Storage."

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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