How to Recover HEIC Photos on iPhone 14 or iPad?

2023-11-13 17:37:41/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

What is HEIC photos? When you get an iPhone 14, or upgrade your old iPhone to iOS 16, you'll find that all photos which are taken with iPhone are saved as .heic format. So HEIC is the new default photo format on iDevice, and it cannot directly opened on other devices at present. Thus, if you mistakenly deleted some precious photos on iPhone, you can read on this guide to learn the best way to recover deleted HEIF (.heic) images from iPhone or iPad.

There are lots of ways to get back lost HEIC photos from iPhone or iPad, so it doesn't matter whether you have made a backup in advance or not. But you need to choose a reliable yet professional iPhone Data Recovery software as your personal life saver. The best tool is MobiKin Doctor for iOS (Windows/Mac) which you can use for HEIC Data Recovery.

Now, select one of the below methods to retrieve iPhone lost HEIC photos immediately.

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How to Recover HEIF(.heic) Photos on iPhone Directly?

The direct way to restore iPhone HEIC photos is using the MobiKin Doctor's Directly Recovery Mode to reach your goal. In this mode, you'll never be required to backup iOS data in advance, and you're able to get access to iPhone's memory and display the deleted items one by one. Cool, right? Now, follow the below steps to begin the whole process.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, then launch the iOS images (HEIF/HEIC) recovery software and make your iPhone be recognized by the program.

start scan for lost heic images on iphone

Step 2. Click the "Start Scan" button to scan for files and wait for the end of the process.

iphone heic recovery main screen

Step 3. Preview photos and find your lost HEIC images, then tick them and hit "Recover" button to save them on your Windows or Mac computer.

preview photos and begin to recover

How to Restore iPhone HEIC Images from iTunes Backup?

If you choose to find back your lost HEIC photos from iTunes backup, that means you have made an iTunes backup file on the desktop computer in advance, then you can directly use the iTunes HEIC Extractor to get back your needed photos.

Step 1. Directly launch the program and choose the mode of "Recover data from iTunes backup", then locate the backup file and hit "Start Scan" button to begin to scan for files.

select the itunes backup for scanning

Step 2. When the scanning is finished, click "Photos" or "Camera Roll" to view all scanning pictures in the program.

Step 3. Tick the HEIC images you wish to restore and hit "Recover" button to save them on your PC or Mac.

If the HEIC photos are restored and saved on your Windows computer, you'll find that they can't be opened and viewed. That doesn't mean the HEIC photos are destroyed during the restoring process, and it is mainly because HEIF(.heic) format are not supported by Windows OS at present, so if you wish to view HEIC photos on PC, you only take one of the below methods to reach the goal:

- Convert HEIF/HEIC photos to JPG format

- Find a nice HEIC viewer for Windows or Android


Final Thoughts

Now, you must have restored all your lost HEIC photos from iPhone or iTunes backups, right? And we hope the above methods are really useful to help you get out of trouble. But if you haven't installed it on your computer, just take a free trial by clicking the below icons now.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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