To obtain a QR code, users must open the Photos app on their Windows 10 device then select Import From mobile over Wi-Fi.
Microsoft notes that the mobile transfer features are available in the Windows 10 Photos version 2018.18011.13110.0 or higher. Because, before the launch of the app in 2017, the app product team has conducted visits to the various European and United States classrooms to see how teachers shared the content which is in their mobile device to the classroom PC, and to encourage them to use the app for this objective. Called Photos Companion, the app makes it easy for users to transfer photos from their iOS devices to their PCs.
Once the QR code is scanned, you can use the Photos Companion app on your phone to highlight the photos that you want transferred.More news: Google adds more channels to YouTube TV, but service gets more expensive
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The app is developed as a part of the Microsoft Garage project. "We also knew that Wi-Fi access in the classroom was great between devices, but that any solution that required the cloud for transfer could be blocked by overloaded networks", the company added. If you are still on the new version, head into the settings of the Photos app and click on the 'Join Preview' option. The Microsoft Photos app is a prime example of the latter.
The new Photos Companion app is a fresh creation straight out of Redmond's skunkworks division named Microsoft Garage. The app works by temporarily linking (via QR code) to the Windows 10 photos app. Your devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network to enable the transfer process. While the app was created for students and educators, it'll likely be useful for anyone who needs to get their media onto a PC without having to find a cable.