Want to disable HEIC photo format and save iPhone photos as JPG or PNG? This guide will show you how to disable HEIF (.heic) photo on iPhone in iOS 11.
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With the official release of iOS 11 on Sept. 19, Apple introduced a new image format called HEIF (.heic). HEIF is supported on macOS High Sierra, and many macOS applications work natively with HEIF, including Photos, Preview, and Quick Look. In this post, we will show you more details on HEIF and how to disable HEIF on your iPhone in iOS 11.
In iOS 11, High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a new image format from the developers of MPEG, which is used by default on new photos on iOS 11. HEIF will help you save iPhone storage, good news to those 32GB iPhone users. It will reduce the photo size you take with your iPhone’s camera, say, if you shot a JPG photo that takes 5MB file size, HEIF will reduce it to 2.6-3MB, a great compression to your iPhone photos.
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Some users updated to iOS 11 found that there is no HEIF on their iPhone 6s/6s Plus or iPhone 6/6 Plus, that’s because High Efficiency Image Format doesn’t support iPhone 6s or older. Check if your iPhone or iPad is compatible with HEIF (.heic) photo:
Follow the below steps and you can transfer HEIF photos to JPEG automatically when transfer to PC or Mac computer:
Step 1. Go to Settings app on iPhone.
Step 2. Scroll down and choose Photos.
Step 3. Under TRANSFER TO MAC OR PC, choose Automatic.
On your iPhone 7 and later, open Settings > Camera > Formats. You will see High Efficiency and Most Compatible options. Check Most Compatible.
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Disabling HEIF (.heic) photo on iPhone is quite simple with the above instructions. And for your lost or deleted photos, you can download Primo iPhone Data Recovery to get them back.
Fiona Wang Member of @PrimoSync team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of Apple related issues by writing iOS-how-to tutorials.