HEIC is a new photo format introduced since iOS 11. Compared to old image formats, it needs less storage space. However it brings us some complications at the same time. For example, you will find you can’t open or view HEIC files in Windows, Android, even Macs that don’t run the latest MacOS.
To prevent HEIC compatibility problems, Apple allows us to change the Camera option to take and save photos in JPG format. If you didn’t customize the photo format setting in the first place, you also have the option to convert HEIC to JPEG when you export photos to PC or Mac computers. See how you can transfer iPhone photos to computer as HEIC or JGP format.
If you missed this step, your photos were saved as their original format, HEIC, on PC, you will need to use a third party photo editor to open and view HEIC photos on Windows PC. Here is a free HEIC to JPG conversion solution for Windows.
To prevent the incompatibility issues across different systems and save our precious storage space on iOS device at the same time, the best way would be converting HEIC photos to JPG upon transfer. By doing so, you do not need to configure the iPhone Camera settings to change photo format, and you can save the steps to convert HEIC photos on target device after the transfer. Send Anywhere gives mobile phone users an easy and fast way to share files. In a recent update, the support for automatic HEIC to JPG conversion when a receiving device does not support HEIC format was added. Following are the steps to enable this feature.
Send HEIC photos as JPG from iPhone
Run this free file transfer app on iPhone, go to its Settings page, you will see a screen like this.
You can find the Send HEIC Photo as JPG option at the top, touch the toggle to activate it. Now to go pick up any photos in the file transfer app, and send. On the receiving device, you will save the HEIC photos as JPG pictures. The transfer is wireless, easy and very quick.
Transfer other images in original formats
The above setting is to recognize and convert only those HEIC photos upon transfer. It will not alter PNG or other files or formats.