[Updated] Samsung Email app not showing images? Here's how to fix it

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 4, 2022) follows:

Samsung Email app enables users to manage multiple personal and business Email accounts seamlessly. It is a dedicated app similar to Gmail in functionality but for Samsung devices.

Recently, though, many Samsung users are reporting that the Email app isn’t showing images on all emails (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) and the option to do so is also missing.

As it turns out, it is an intentional change in a recent update to the Email app where Samsung removed the option to show images on individual emails.

Samsung Email app not showing images
Source

Nice move by @SamsungUS @Samsung in compromising its email app’s security w/latest update. Removed “show images” option for individual emails. Now must be always on or always off. Let’s just make it easy for hackers #cybersecurityfail
Source

For some reason, Samsung’s email app got rid of the “Show Images” option within individual emails, so your only option is to show all images or none. Any suggestions on another email app?
Source

In order to view images, users have to toggle on a universal setting that will show images in every email by default, but some consider this a security risk.

This decision to remove the option to show images has disappointed many users. There is a reason other email apps introduced this option as it helps users avoid downloading unnecessary images.

Potential workaround

Luckily, there is a workaround that Samsung support has suggested that will help you display images in all emails you receive. So check it out below.

Samsung Email image steps
Source

We hope Samsung listens to its users and rolls back this update. As always, we will be updating this space as and when we come across more information so stay tuned.

Update 1 (August 05)

12:40 pm (IST): One of those affected has suggested another workaround to resolve this issue. You can check it out below.

Workaround: This is a quick solution: forward the email which will download the images and you can read them. Then discard when done. (Source)

Update 2 (August 08)

03:12 pm (IST): Samsung Email app has received a new software update on the Play Store with version 6.1.72.1. It includes a fix for the issue where images are not showing in View. Here’s the full changelog.

What’s new

– smime function statilization.

– Modify issue where images are not visible in View.

– Fix spen issue when enter Composer. (Source)

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Want to work for PiunikaWeb and enjoy best-in-industry compensation & benefits? You'll be glad to know we're hiring experienced candidates.

Karanjot Sidhu

A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.