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Microsoft lets iOS App transfer photos to PC

17 February 2018, 12:10 | Deanna Wagner

Photos Companion - Microsoft Garage

Microsoft's new photos app for iOS and Android lets you quickly transfer pictures to a PC

The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Microsoft has launched a new iOS app intended for iPhone users who like taking pictures.

With the Photos Companion app on your iOS or Android phone, you just scan a code on your Windows 10 Photos app, then select the media you want to transfer.

It is important to note here that while the new Microsoft app provides you a way to move your memories from mobile devices to a Windows 10 PC, it is not really worthy if you already have the option to back up your photos and videos to a cloud service, such as Google Drive, iCloud, or even Microsoft's OneDrive.

"Our solution was to build an app that would support direct wireless transfer between any phone or mobile device and the Photos app on any Windows 10 PC". It looks like that day is here now as they have officially brought the Photos Companion app to the Google Play Store. As such, Garage's latest app could be prone to bugs and general instability so proceed with caution. Keep in mind that the app won't remove the photos from your phone. Once you open the app it will ask you to scan the QR code available on your PC to transfer the file. I'd personally like to see the ability to use the iOS or Android share features to send a photo quickly to your default Windows 10 PC, making it permanently easier to get photos you've taken straight onto your laptop or desktop machine.

Again in the Photos app, click the Import option in the top right corner and click "From mobile over WiFi" option in the drop-down menu. Previously users would have to resort to methods like USB, Bluetooth, or cloud transfer - the app seems to offer a less tedious, streamlined process for photo sharing. There you will find a preview option at the end - "Help Microsoft Test the mobile import over WiFI feature".

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