How to Convert HEIC Photos to JPEG Format

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If your iOS device is running on iOS 11 or 12 versions, you may have heard about HEIC format. If you haven’t, let’s tell you. HEIC stands for high-efficiency image format which is designed to help in reducing the file storage up to 50% without the impact on quality.

It’s also known as HEIF and is far more efficient than JPG. Therefore, you should have to convert HEIC to JPEG when the incompatibility issue happens.

Here are multiple options to breeze through the process. Swim across to discover how it works!

How to Convert HEIC/HEIF Images to JPG Format on  iOS 11/12

Automatically Convert HEIF Images into JPG When Transferring to computer

Both iOS 11 and 12 versions can automatically convert HEIC to JPG when you transfer the images to your computer. So, if you face the incompatibility issue, you can make use of this built-in option.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad and tap on Photos.

Step 2: Next, choose Automatic under Transfer to the computer.

One thing worth noting is that the “Automatic” term refers to JPG and “Keep Originals” refers to HEIC. Depending on your choice, you can switch between them.

How to Convert HEIC Images into JPEG Right on iOS

What if you don’t take the root mentioned and want to get it done directly on your iOS device? Fortunately, there is a trick to get it done!

Step 1: After you have taken a HEIF image, launch Photos app on your iOS device and head over to the photo.

Step 2: Tap on Edit and use any tool such as croppingrotating or filter.

Step 3: Finally, tap on Done to confirm your choice.

That’s it! You can check out if the image has been converted to JPG. You can then use it with the software that doesn’t support HEIC format.


How to Stop iPhone from Taking HEIC Images

If you don’t want to capture images in HEIC format or you want to switch to high-efficiency, which is more compatible, there is an option for you to switch between the two. To do so:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iOS device.

Step 2: Now, tap on Camera.

Step 3: Next, select Formats option

Step 4: Finally, select Most Compatible or High-Efficiency

Now, your iPhone will shoot photos in JPEG format and videos in H.264 format. If you switch to High Efficiency, you can shoot 4K  videos at 60 fps and 1080p videos at 240 fps.


There are also other third-party tools like DearMobAnyTrans, and iMazing that can help in breezing through the process. We have tried out these tools and we advise you to give them a try if you want a pro solution.

Besides, you can also get HEIF images converted by sending them an email. However, it might not be a perfect option since the quality of the photo will be compromised. So, you should keep the thing in mind before selecting this method.



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