Why Do You Need to Convert iPhone Photos to JPEG

HEIC is the default format for photos you take since iOS 11. It has the advantages of saving iPhone storage and supporting 16-bit color capture. However, HEIC is currently widely used on Apple devices only. That means if you use a Windows computer or Android device, HEIC is not supported. That's why you sometimes need to convert iPhone photos to JPEG, the same as JPG. By doing so, you can open HEIC files easily on most devices. 

How to Convert iPhone Photos to JPEG

When it comes to converting iPhone photos to JPG, you can either do it directly on your iPhone or use a computer or help. Mobile apps like Files and third-party HEIC converters from the App Store could help convert iPhone photos to JPG. While with a desktop tool, you can do more.

Method 1. Change iPhone Photos to JPEG via the Files App

By copying photos from the Photos app to the Files app, these pictures will be saved as JPEG files automatically. Thus, this is the fastest way to convert HEIC to JPEG.

To convert iPhone photos to JPEG via the Files app:

Step 1. Go to the Photos app and select the pictures you want to convert.

Step 2. Tap the "Share" icon and select "Copy Photos."

Step 3. Go to the Files app and tap "Browse" > "On My iPhone."

Step 4. Press and hold any part of the blank area and tap "Paste."

Now you can see the photos are saved as JPEG images on your iPhone.

How to convert iPhone photos to JPG via the Files app

Method 2. Convert iPhone Photos to JPEG via an iOS App

Another choice to save iPhone photos to JPG is to use third-party HEIC converters. You can search for such tools from the App Store and choose the one you trust to apply.

Method 3. Convert iPhone Pictures to JPG via a Desktop Converter

There are also desktop converters that will help to convert HEIC to JPG in bulk. After you transfer photos from iPhone to computer, you may find that you can't open or view these HEIC files on Windows. In such situations, you can apply a desktop HEIC converter to turn HEIC to JPG. Afterward, you will be able to open HEIC files on Windows.

To convert iPhone photos to JPG, you can apply EaseUS MobiMover - the free iPhone data transfer tool and HEIC converter. It will help when you need to:

To convert iPhone photos to JPG:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover on your PC and click "HEIC to JPG" on the navigation panel.

Open HEIC to JPG feature in EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Click "Browse" to select and add one or multiple HEIC photos from your PC. You can also drag and drop to import HEIC photos to EaseUS MobiMover here.

Add HEIC photos to EaseUS MobiMover from PC

Step 3. Click "Convert" or "Start All" to convert HEIC photos to JPG. After the HEIC to JPG conversion completes, you can click "View" button to check the converted JPG photo on your PC.

Click to start convert HEIC photos to JPG

How to Save iPhone Photos as JPG

Although the photos you take are saved as HEIC by default, it is not the only option available. If you want to save iPhone photos as JPEG, you can go to the Settings app to change your camera settings.

Step 1. Go to Settings and tap "Camera."

Step 2. Tap "Formats" and choose "Most Compatible."

Step 3. Take a photo with your iPhone camera and now you can see the photo is saved in the JPEG format.

How to save iPhone photos as JPG

The Bottom Line

Now you know how can you convert iPhone photos to JPEG using different ways. Generally, you will need these tips if you are going to open HEIC files on a PC or Android device. If you are using a Mac running an OS earlier than macOS High Sierra, you also need to convert HEIC to JPG so that you can view your iPhone photos on it. Hope this guide can be useful to you.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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