Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Microsoft Garage launches Photos Companion app for Android and iOS

Microsoft Garage launches Photos Companion app for Android and iOS

After that, you need to point the scanner available on the Photos Companion app at the QR code to begin the transfer.

The previous update made the Photos app nearly a truly universal app, though some advanced features such as Story Remix were missing on mobile. However, this version was pretty laggy on low-end handsets and probably not a great experience overall. The latest version of Microsoft Photos can be found in the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft has ultimately released the anticipated Photos Companion app for iOS and Android devices.

While the app doesn't permanently link to a Windows 10 PC, it's useful if you don't automatically back up your photos to a cloud service.

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Developed as a Microsoft Garage project, the Photos Companion app uses Wi-Fi connectivity on your phone and PC to establish a connection to transfer photos and videos from one device to another.

You can download Photos Companion app for iOS devices here and Android devices here.

You can select the photos you want to import and transfer it to your PC. But it's an interesting idea, even for those who are already backing up photos to the cloud: It lets you transfer photos and videos from a phone to a Windows 10 PC, assuming they're both on the same Wi-Fi network.

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