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How to Backup HEIF(.heic) Images from iPhone to Computer/Mac?

2017-11-24 18:01:14/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

HEIF, also called High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIC), comes with the releasing of iOS 11. Now, it is widely used on all Apple devices that are running on the iOS 11. This new photo feature on iOS 11 makes images on iPhone, iPad, iPod smaller without compromising the image quality. This kinds of images can be viewed on iPhone, iPad and Mac well, but can't be opened on the Windows computer. And if you wish to backup HEIF images from iPhone to computer or Mac, you need to find a way to export HEIF images from iPhone.

Actually, there are many ways to backup or export HEIC/HEIF photos from iPhone to computer or Mac. Some of them is simple yet reliable while others is a little bit complete. So, in this page, we will pick up the best one for your reference.

How to Selectively Transfer HEIF Images from iPhone X/8/7?

MobiKin Assistant for iOS (Windows/Mac) is a professional iOS backup tool for Windows and Mac users. It allows users to export photos from iPhone to Mac/PC in its original formats, such as HEIC, JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, and so on. And you can choose to transfer your needed pictures to computer selectively according to your own needs.

What's more, this iPhone HEIF Backup tool also can be used as the best contacts/messages/music/videos, etc. tool for iPhone, iPad or iPod users. It can deals with all kinds if iOS backup issues at ease.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, then launch the iPhone HEIF Transfer program. Here, you'll be required to click Trust option on your device, and then wait for a few seconds, you'll see the main interface on your PC or Mac.

iphone heif transfer main screen

Step 2. Click "Photos" to preview all iPhone pictures in the program, and tick the .HEIC format photos you wish to export.

select images and begin to export

Step 3. When the HEIC images have been selected, you can hit "Export" button to begin the process.

Attention: Since the HEIF/HEIC format images cannot be opened and viewed on Windows computer due to the image limitation, you need to find a reliable HEIC Converter to change iOS 11 images to jpg format with few clicks. If you export these images just for backup, not for viewing, you can keep them on your PC without converting. Mac users don't need to convert HEIF images to jpg, but you should to update your Mac OS to the latest one.


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