iOS 11 is the eleventh generation operating system for the iPhone, and it comes with a new format for photos and videos. Apple has changed the image format from JPG to HEIC, which stands for High-Efficiency Image Format. HEIC is the latest image format that Apple uses in its latest versions of the iPhones. All iPhones running on iOS 11 or later save images in the HEIC format, while MacBook users can easily view or edit HEIC images. However, HEIC is not yet adopted by Windows and Android OS. So, if you want to send photos from iPhone to users of non-Apple devices, you need to convert HEIC image files to JPG format from the iPhone so that Windows or Android can view them.
There are numerous ways to convert HEIC files to JPG on iPhone, and you can convert these images without using any third-party applications. To start, open the “Files” application on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to where the images are located, which you want to convert. If you want, you can create a new folder to save the images. Create a new folder by tapping and holding in an empty area of the screen and then selecting “New Folder” from the popup options. Give the folder a name, and then browse to the album containing the images you want to convert. If many images require conversion, then tap the “Select” option from the top right corner of the application window and select the images you want to convert.
After selecting the images you want to convert, tap the “Share” icon at the bottom of the app Photo and then tap “Copy Photos.” Now paste these images into the folder you created earlier. To paste, go to the folder under the Files app, and again tap and hold for a second to see the paste options. Once the toolbar appears, select “Paste.” Finally, check whether the HEIC image format has changed to JPG.
Apart from converting the image format, you can also take pictures directly through the camera in JPG format. To do this, go to “Settings” on iPhones, scroll down a bit, and then tap on “Camera.” Now you will see a lot of different options like format, grid, preserve settings, and camera mode. Tap “Format” and change “High Efficiency” to “Most Compatible.” Now, whenever you take a picture from the Camera app, it will be saved as a JPG file instead of HEIC.
In conclusion, though HEIC images are smaller in size compared to JPG photos, after transferring these images to your PC or Android phone, you’ll realize that opening HEIC files on Windows PC and Android phones is no easy feat. To solve this problem, you need to convert HEIC files to JPG using the steps we’ve shared above. If you have any questions about how to convert HEIC photos to JPG on iPhone or iPad, leave a comment in the box provided.