Microsoft Photos Companion App Finally Released For iOS, Android
Finally, the expected Photos Companion application has been rolled by for Android and iOS devices by Microsoft. The new application, which has been in trial for few months, is intended to make it simple for users of Windows 10 to transmit their videos and photos to the Microsoft Photos app—existing on their Windows 10 tablets, desktop, and notebooks–from mobile devices. It basically functions as a conduit between mobile devices and a Windows 10 PC. The Photos Companion app can be downloaded on your iOS device from the App Store and on your Android device from the Google Play.
The Photos Companion app, advanced as a Microsoft Garage project, utilizes Wi-Fi connectivity on your PC and phone to set up a connection to transmit videos and photos from one device to another. However, your devices require being on the identical Wi-Fi network to facilitate the transfer process. In addition, a QR code is presented in the Windows Photos application that assists you to initiate transmitting the content wirelessly.
To get the QR code on the screen of your Windows 10 PC, you require to launch the Photos application and then choose Import > From mobile over Wi-Fi. Subsequently, you require pointing the scanner existing on the Photos Companion application at the QR code to start the transfer. As previously stated, your devices require being on the identical Wi-Fi network to enable you to transfer content successfully. Moreover, if in case, the option of “Import from mobile over Wi-Fi” is not perceptible in the Photos application on your Windows PC, you should activate the option “Show additional preview features” that is present in the Settings section of the application.
Garage team of Microsoft states in a profiling post that the application has been designed keeping in mind educators and students as it would provide an easy means to share media in a classroom regardless of mobile data charges or network speeds. Nevertheless, the app is deemed to be helpful to the ones “who are seeking to send media to a PC of a friend, accomplish an epic video project, or simply get that one unique picture onto their PC so it can be edited and set as next great post, presentation, or cover photo.”
It is significant to make a note that though the new Microsoft application offers you a way to shift your memories to a Windows 10 PC from mobile devices, it is not actually worthy if you have the choice to back up your video and photos already to a cloud service, such as iCloud, Google Drive, or even OneDrive of Microsoft.