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Transfer Photos from Android to Windows 10 using Photos Companion App

Most of us backup photos and videos from our Android smartphone to Windows PC as and when the storage is running out on the Android phone. Some users also take a backup of photos and videos at a regular interval. The traditional way of transferring photos and videos to Windows from Android is using the USB Cable, but with the Photos Companion app from Microsoft Garage Project, you can easily transfer photos from Android to Windows 10 by just scanning a QR code.

The app is available in the Play store and you can download using the link provided below. To make this work, you need to enable preview option in the photos app. You can do this from the settings menu in Photos app in Windows 10.

Transfer Photos from Android to Windows 10

Once you have enabled it, restart the Photos app and you can see an option “From Mobile over Wi-Fi” when you click the import button in Photos.

Transfer Photos from Android to Windows 10

This will open a QR code to import wirelessly. Now all you need is to open the Photos companion app on your Android phone and point it to the QR code.

Transfer Photos from Android to Windows 10

In the final step, you need to select all the photos and videos you need to transfer from your Android phone to Windows 10 and click next. You also need to make sure that phone and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The app will only work if both the devices are connected to same Wi-Fi network.

This will start the transfer process and it is pretty quick to transfer files. The downside of the app is that you need to scan a QR code everytime you want to transfer files and you need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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