How to Wirelessly Sync Photos Between Windows 10 and Android

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Moving photos from any phone to Windows 10 PC can be tedious. Fortunately, the Microsoft Your Phone app makes it much easier for you if you have an Android phone. We’ll show you how easy it can be!

Microsoft Your phone The application is pre-installed on many Windows 10 laptops and desktops. It can also mirror notifications from your Android device, send and receive text messages on your PCand sync photos. The latter comes in handy if you’d rather skip a cloud storage service and don’t want to connect your phone to your PC with a cable.

To use the Your Phone app on Windows and Android:

Windows 10 April 2018 Update or later must be installed on your computer.
Your Android device must be running Android 7.0 or later.

We described the complete setup process of your phone, so be sure to follow this guide before you start syncing photos.

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Syncing photos between Android and Windows with your phone requires very little setup. You just need to make sure you grant Your phone companion application permission to access your photos.

During the setup process, just tap “Allow” when the Companion app asks you to access your photos, media, and Android files. This is mandatory for photo transfers.

allow media clearance

Another pop-up will ask for your permission to let the Your Phone Companion app run in the background; press “Allow”. This will ensure that it stays connected to your PC and always shows the latest photos.

allow your phone to run in the background

Once these two permissions have been granted, the feature is ready to use. In the Your Phone app on your Windows PC, simply click on the “Photos” tab.

go to the Photos tab in the Windows application

Then select a photo from the gallery. You can also click “Refresh” to search for new photos.

select a photo or click Refresh

Point: If you don’t see any photos in the “Photos” tab, just click “View Photos” to activate this feature.

click on View photos if none appears

When a photo is open, the following options appear at the top of the screen:

“Open”: Open the photo in Windows Photo Viewer.
“Copy”: Copies the image to your Windows clipboard.
“Save as”: Save the photo to a folder on your Windows PC.
“Share”: Opens the Windows Share menu, where you can choose a method to directly share the photo.
The three-point menu: Gives you the option to open the photo in another app.

photo options

That’s all we can say about it! The feature syncs photos surprisingly quickly when you have a good internet connection. If you don’t like cloud storage apps, this is a good alternative to easily move photos between your phone and PC.

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