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  1. wiganken's Avatar
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    Photos get reduced when copied to PC using Windows 'Your Phone' app


    This post is linked to but it is separate from my previous post: - I am finding the Windows 10 ‘Your Phone’ (WYP) app unstable which I consider 'Solved' now.

    Windows ‘Your Phone’ (WYP) app v1.21022.160.0 and Android ‘Your Phone Companion’ (YPC) app v1.21022.119.0

    PC OS = Windows 10 v20H2, Build 19042.868 and phone OS = Android 10

    I have noticed that photo sizes which are above 1.6 MB on phone SD card get reduced when copied to PC. The reduction can be up to 65% so a 4.3 MB photo on phone becomes only 1.4 MB on PC. Photos below 1.6 MB get copied over at full size. The maximum photo size on PC seems limited to 1.6 MB if copied via WYP and YPC.

    Question - There are no settings in WYP or YPC to control this so is this normal?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    No solution but would ask about the formats of the files, being saved to a PC may be compressing them more than on a phone. Also involved is the actual size versus the Size on disk seen in Properties of the file.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    wiganken said:
    Question - There are no settings in WYP or YPC to control this so is this normal?
    Apparently yes, this seems to be 'normal'.....

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-27cd79a3b1df
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
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    Ken from Wigan,

    1 You could do your photo transfers in File explorer while your phone is connected by USB.

    2 You could ditch 'Your phone' and use MyPhoneExplorer instead. It's an excellent application.
    MyPhoneExplorer links Windows computers and Android phones reliably - TenForums

    Denis
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  5. wiganken's Avatar
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    Thanks for replies.
    @Berton - Photos are already in compressed jpg format on the phone so they are not getting compressed in the copy process, they are getting resized downwards.
    @Bree - Thanks for the link which confirms the resizing issue.
    @Try3 - I'll definitely ditch 'Your Phone' and try 'MyPhoneExplorer' and report back.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    wiganken said:
    I'll definitely ... try 'MyPhoneExplorer' and report back.
    Ask any questions you want.

    I can make snips of my MPE settings for any area you have queries about.

    Denis
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  7. Try3's Avatar
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    Ken,

    I've just been reminded of one thing [because my phone has just had an OS update] so I'll post it now while I'm sober.

    1 When I first connect, I always use a USB cable just out of habit to keep things simple.
    - I have to accept the warning on the phone about this USB connection & I have to select the always do this option or I'll keep getting asked.
    - I no longer have to do anything else but I do recall that when I first installed MPE on the phone I had to work through the additional steps given in the How to use MPE instructions under the subheading Connecting via USB-Cable

    2 I then test out connecting to my phone's WiFi hotspot through my router.
    Photos get reduced when copied to PC using Windows 'Your Phone' app-mpe-file-settings-conenction-ip-entered-mpe-phone-client.png
    - I select Fixed IP address and enter in the IP I am shown on the phone's MPE client
    Photos get reduced when copied to PC using Windows 'Your Phone' app-mpe-phone-client-showing-ip.jpg
    - When I've tested that I set the connection to AutoDetect so I don't have to bother changing anything however I decide to connect on any given occasion.
    - I include this Fixed IP step first because AutoDetect does not perform well otherwise.
    - If, as has just happened, my phone has an OS update, the MPE IP can change so I have to repeat this step.

    3 I'm then set up for normal running and only have to worry about working through the other entries in its settings. I'm just preparing snips of each dialog and will be able to help with any that you want to discuss - the real power of MPE comes in the Sync & Multi-Sync sections.

    Denis
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  8. Try3's Avatar
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    Despite what the FJSoft instructions say, don't install Samsung KIES even if your phone is a Samsung.
    Install the driver from
    Download latest Samsung USB driver - SamsungSupport
    How to install Samsung USB Driver - SamsungSupport

    This achieves everything that is necessary and is a lot simpler.

    Denis
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  9. wiganken's Avatar
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    My phone is a Xiaomi Redme Note 8T running Android 10.

    @Try3 - The link in your post #4 (eventually) takes me to a ten year old web page ( FJ Software :: Thema anzeigen - Howto and FAQ: Use Android Phones with MyPhoneExplorer ) and, if I understand the article correctly, the Wi-Fi connection seems the simplest. Is this correct?

    Connecting via USB cable needs a device specific USB driver installing on the PC as well as enabling USB-Debugging. I can't find any Windows USB driver for my phone and also there is nothing on my phone settings that gets me access to USB-Debugging. I believe that USB is a non-starter for my phone.

    Am I right that I will have to rely solely on Wi-Fi
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  10. Try3's Avatar
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    Ken,

    I use USB connections first out of habit because I believe that they are the simplest but FJSoft definitely seem to think WiFi is simplest so have a go. I do almost always use the WiFi connection but I have simply never tried doing it first.

    If it does not connect correctly at the first attempt then note my step 2 [in post #7 above] for getting the correct IP address from the phone's MPEClient.

    Then you might wish to make a note to investigate USB connections later on.
    - There does seem to be a USB driver - Xiaomi Redme Note 8T usb driver search results - DuckDuckGo
    - If you have ever connected your phone to your computer by USB then Windows might have installed some sort of basic / generic driver so you might also like to experiment with a direct connection to see what happens [It should appear in File explorer - my phone is called Handiest for reasons that would bore you].
    Photos get reduced when copied to PC using Windows 'Your Phone' app-handiest-shown-fe.png
    - USB debugging is explained in a link in the FJSoft instructions Enable USB Debugging in Developer Options - DroidViews - It is a hidden item because Google hate us all

    Denis

    If you are working on this now I will stay online. Please just post back Yes/No or something fairly swiftly and I'll hang on in case of further questions.
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