Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for easier transfer to PC


If you consider yourself a bit of a smartphone photo enthusiast, you probably understand the appeal of accessing your favorite pictures across all of your devices including your laptop or desktop PC. Plus, it eliminates the requirement of using the same Wi-Fi network on the mobile device and PC to transfer content that is mandatory with the Photos Companion app. 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. In 2014, it officially launched a relatively better Windows Phone 8/8.1 app, which was praised by many as an important piece in closing Microsoft's app gap problem.

However, there is a catch: while the process is essentially instant, it isn't constant.

With the help of Photos Companion app on your Android or iOS devices, you just need to scan a code on your Windows 10 Photos app.

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Last week, Fast Ring Insiders discovered a brand new version of the Photos app for mobile, with a layout that looked very similar to the PC version.

Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for Android and iOS devices. As such, Garage's latest app could be prone to bugs and general instability so proceed with caution. After that, point the scanner available on the Photos Companion app at the QR code to begin the transfer. Being all wireless, the photo-sharing app frees users from the hassles of connecting USB cable. The main objective of the app as previously reported is to have a direct and easy way of transferring photos and videos from your smartphone to your PC. If you don't see "From mobile over wifi" as an option, go to settings. After which, users may send multiple photos over the same Wi-Fi network. Keep in mind that the app won't remove the photos from your phone. Tell us in the comments what you think of the new Photos Companion app.

Of course, as the team notes, people outside school environments may also find the direct transfer system useful, so Microsoft released it for all. Which storage option do you suggest?