Photos Companion, the new Microsoft app for easily transferring photos to a PC from iOS

Photos Companion

If we want to send a photo or several of an iPhone to the Mac is really easy.

First of all because with the iCloud photo library everything is automatically synchronized, and secondly because we have AirDrop to send almost instantaneously the files to nearby devices. But, what if you have to send the images to a Windows PC?

Microsoft has a solution for this.

Photos Companion is a new iOS app that lets you easily send photos to a PC on the same Wi-Fi network.

The requirement is to be on the same Wi-Fi network and has Windows 10 on that PC. An app that emerged as an experiment, but finally comes to stay in the App Store.

Sending photos to a PC without having to upload them to the Internet

In the fall of 2017, the Microsoft Photos for Windows 10 application was updated with new features.

They realized that one of the needs of consumers was to be able to transfer pictures from multiple devices to a single PC quickly.

One option is to upload the photographs to OneDrive and share them, but the process is slow and cumbersome. So they decided to create another solution for it:

Our solution was to build an application that supports direct wireless transfer between any phone or mobile device and the application of photos on any Windows 10 PC.

The operation of Photos Companion is very simple:

  1. You connect the PC and the iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. In Windows 10 Photos, select Import > From mobile to Wi-Fi.
  3. Scan the QR code of Photos in Windows 10 with the Photos Companion app of iOS
  4. Select the images of the photo library you want to send.
  5. Ready.

We can send the images by mail, we can upload them to Google Drive or OneDrive or Dropbox, we can import them by connecting the mobile phone to the PC … But none of these methods will be faster than the use of Photos Companion.

The app is completely free and is the perfect tool for users of an iPhone or iPad that also use a PC.