Microsoft has finally launched another app for Android and iOS as a part of its Garage project. The Microsoft Photos Companion app for Android and iOS has been in testing for some months and is now finally available for all. The app is developed to help you transfer your photos from an Android and iOS smartphone to a Windows PC easily.
It uses the Photos app available on your Windows 10 PC, Laptop, and tablets. You just have to download the Microsoft Photos Companion app on your iOS and Android device and you are good to go. Once you open the app it will ask you to scan the QR code available on your PC to transfer the file.
Coming to PC, open the photos app available on your Windows 10 device and you will find an import option on the top right corner. In that import menu, you will see From mobile over wifi as an option, select that, scan the QR code via your smartphone, select the photo and it will be transferred within seconds.
Do not you will have to be connected via same WiFi network on your smartphone and Windows 10 device. If you don’t see “From mobile over wifi” as an option, go to settings. There you will find a preview option at the end – “Help Microsoft Test the mobile import over WiFI feature”. Switch on the feature and that’s it.
If you are already using any cloud storage account this feature might not be very useful to you as you can access all your photos via the cloud and you don’t need to be connected over the same WiFi network too. But in all, it is a great feature and another great android, iOS app from the Microsoft Garage project. Want a video on how this works? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.
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