Photos Companion, a Microsoft Garage project, is an easy way to move photos and videos from your phone to Microsoft Photos on your PC.
Photos Companion works with Microsoft Photos on your Windows 10 PC to directly transfer photos and videos from phone to PC over Wi-Fi. Just make sure your phone and PC are on the same Wi-Fi network, then scan a code and start the transfer.

What's New

Version 1.3

Minor updates and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
61 Ratings
61 Ratings

Great app...just needs some updates, etc.

I have had the hardest time transferring my photos from my iPhone to my computer, for months, after one of the Microsoft updates about a half a year ago! I thought that it was just some problem with my laptop, until I read that other people were having the same problem. I was beyond aggravated, to say the least!

Thankfully, Microsoft came up with this new app so that we could transfer our photos from our iPhones to our computers via wi-fi!!! It mostly works well. I’m so happy to be able to transfer my photos now!!! The only problem that I have recently, is that I’ll do everything to get the transfer going...but then when about 50-90 pictures start to get to my computer, I get a message saying: “❗️An unexpected error occurred. Received only 52 files, was expecting 265. Press Import to proceed with importing.”

I really hope that they get the app working better soon. I have probably 35,000 pictures on my phone, and it’s taking up most of my phones memory! Photos are so precious, and need to be saved.


Has potential, bugs and all, but it is just a prototype.

I appreciate the ease of this app, bringing the gap from iOS to PC in terms of photo sharing and bypassing DropBox or anything like that. My issue is that I keep getting this error saying that my phone and the PC need to be on the same WiFi Network. They both are on the same network but the notification persists, which makes me unable to share anything at all. I’ve tried switching networks, closing/opening the app, to no avail. Of course, it’s just a test for mobile import, and I do hope the future, official release is polished.


Needs Access to Different Albums

Very useful app, but would be helpful if it could access different albums instead of showing ALL of my photos at once, when it is normal to have photos in the 1,000s or even more than 10,000s. For example I have an album on my photos app only consisting of my drawings. If I only wanted to transfer drawings from my phone to the computer, it’d be pretty useful to just access that specific album instead of looking for each drawing in all 1,000-something of my photos.


Microsoft Corporation
28 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like