Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS

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

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

Every time you want to transfer your photos to your PC, you'll need to use the Photos Companion app's built-in QR code scanner to read a code provided by your main PC's Windows 10 Photos app.

Photos Companion is part of a "Microsoft Garage project" that allows the company's employees to release experimental apps.

Do not you will have to be connected via same WiFi network on your smartphone and Windows 10 device.

On your Android or iOS device, tap the Send Photos button and scan the QR code from your PC. As we mentioned, your devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network to let you successfully transfer content.

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

However, if you want to stall the Microsoft Photos app from updating to the old version, there's a few ways. It seems that Microsoft may have pushed this update to Insiders by mistake, as a new update for the Photos app (version 2018.18011.13438.0) brings back the familiar mobile layout today. The main goal of the app as previously reported is to have a direct and easy way of transferring photos and videos from your smartphone to your PC. So the Garage and Photos team opted for a Wi-Fi based direct transfer system. This will also give users the ability to enhance and edit photos, customize them with ink, and share them on the PC.

After closing the Photos app and opening it again, you'll see a new option in the Import drop-down menu, letting you copy photos from your phone to your PC wirelessly.

If primary functionality in your app requires authentication by using an app-specific account, you must publish the app from a company account type. Plus, it eliminates the requirement of using the same Wi-Fi network on the mobile device and PC to transfer content that is mandatory with the Photos Companion app.

Under Preview, turn on the toggle button that says "Help Microsoft test the mobile import over WiFi feature".

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