Microsoft launches Photos Companion app, enabling rapid smartphone-to-PC image transfers

Microsoft launches Photos Companion app, enabling rapid smartphone-to-PC image transfers

Microsoft launches Photos Companion app, enabling rapid smartphone-to-PC image transfers

This app is available for both iOS and Android Users.

The transfer service is based around QR codes and Wi-Fi and works so long as the Windows 10 PC is on the same network as the Android or iOS device you want to move photos or videos from.

Microsoft has launched a new iOS app intended for iPhone users who like taking pictures. Another drawback is that the app works oneway, i.e., you can only transfer photos from Android and iOS to Windows 10, vice-versa isn't possible.

After closing the Photos app and opening it again, you'll see a new option in the Import drop-down menu, letting you copy photos from your phone to your PC wirelessly.

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However, there is a catch: while the process is essentially instant, it isn't constant. The Photos Companion app uses Wi-Fi connectivity on your phone and PC to establish a connection to transfer and your devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.

Microsoft has just pushed out another update to the app which restores it back to the old version. As such, Garage's latest app could be prone to bugs and general instability so proceed with caution. And of course, they will be looking for your feedback to improve this app. Users select the photos they want to transfer from the companion app and then use settings in the Photos app to begin transferring them over Wi-Fi. The Photos Companion app is created to be used by people who don't have a Microsoft account. Once you open the app it will ask you to scan the QR code available on your PC to transfer the file.

Do not you will have to be connected via same WiFi network on your smartphone and Windows 10 device.

Having said that, it is indeed another step by Microsoft to make its presence felt on mobile devices and is helpful if you'd like to have all your photos and videos under one roof (read the Photos app).

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