New Microsoft app lets iOS and Android users easily transfer photos from their phone to PC


If you have ever tried to share photos from your phone to your PC, you will know it can a bit of a headache.

Luckily, Microsoft has a solution.

The tech giant has launched Photos Companion, a new app that lets you easily transfer photos and videos from your phone to your PC using Wi-Fi.

With Photos Companion, users can start shooting a video or taking photos on their smartphone and them share them to their PC to enhance, customise or finish off later.

Photos Companion works a lot like Apple’s AirDrop, the major difference being that it works on both iOS and Android devices.

Of course, if you use a cloud storage service such as DropBox, Google Drive or OneDrive, you may not need Microsoft’s latest offering but for everyone else, it is a pretty useful solution.

The only thing you need to be aware of is that you’ll need to be running Microsoft’s Photos app and Windows 10 for it to work.


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“While we built the Photos Companion with students and educators in mind, we know it will be useful to anyone who is looking to complete an epic video project, send media to a friend’s PC, or just get that one special photo onto their computer so it can be edited and turned into the next great post, cover photo, or presentation,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

Using Photos Companion is pretty simple:

1. Connect your phone and Windows 10 PC to the same Wi-Fi network

2. Open the Microsoft Photos app

3. Select Import > From mobile over Wi-Fi

4. Use the Photos app to scan the QR code that appears on screen and your transfer will begin


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