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How to Convert HEIC to JPG on iPhone

If you've switched to an iPhone or updated your iOS, you may have noticed that your photos are saved in the HEIC (High-Efficiency Image Codec) format. While HEIC offers high-quality images at smaller file sizes, it is not universally compatible. This guide will show you how to convert HEIC to JPG directly on your iPhone, ensuring your photos can be easily shared and viewed on any device.

Why Convert HEIC to JPG

Compatibility Issues: HEIC files are not universally supported across all devices and platforms. Converting to JPG ensures your images are accessible on any device, be it a Windows PC, Android phone, or older Apple device.

Software Limitations: Many applications and online platforms do not support HEIC files. Converting to JPG allows for easier editing, uploading, and sharing without compatibility issues.

Sharing with Others: When sharing photos with people who do not use Apple devices, converting to JPG ensures your images can be easily viewed by the recipients.

Methods to Convert HEIC to JPG on iPhone

Using the Files App

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and select the HEIC image you want to convert.
  2. Tap the Share button and select "Save to Files".
  3. Choose a folder to save the image in the Files app.
  4. Open the Files app and locate the saved HEIC image.
  5. Press and hold on the image, then tap "Quick Actions" and select "Convert Image".
  6. Choose "JPEG" as the format and the conversion will take place.

Using Third-Party Apps

Several apps on the App Store can convert HEIC to JPG. Two popular options are HEIC Converter and iMazing HEIC Converter. Here's how to use them:

  1. Download and install HEIC Converter from the App Store.
  2. Open the app and grant it access to your photos.
  3. Select the HEIC images you want to convert.
  4. Choose "JPEG" as the output format.
  5. Tap "Convert" and the app will save the converted images to your photo library.

Using Online Conversion Tools

Online tools like or CloudConvert allow you to convert HEIC to JPG directly on your iPhone's browser. Here’s how:

  1. Open Safari or another browser on your iPhone.
  2. Go to a conversion website like
  3. Upload the HEIC files from your photo library.
  4. Select "JPEG" as the output format.
  5. Tap "Convert" and download the converted images.

Tips for Quality Conversion

Adjusting Compression Settings: When using conversion tools, you can often adjust the output quality. Higher quality settings result in larger file sizes but better image quality.

Maintaining Metadata: Some conversion tools retain metadata such as location, date, and camera settings. Choose tools that preserve this information if it's important to you.

Converting HEIC to JPG on your iPhone is straightforward and can be done using built-in tools, third-party apps, or online services. Whether you need to convert a single image or multiple files, you now have the knowledge to ensure your photos are compatible across all devices and platforms.

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