How to Convert HEIC to JPG on PC/Mac Easily

Want to convert photos from HEIC to JPG but do not know how? This guide will tell you how to change iPhone photos from HEIC to JPG in 4 methods.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 30, 2020

HEIC is a new image container used by default on new iPhone photos since iOS 11. Now when you take a photo with iPhone 7 or later models, you will get a high-quality picture just as before but only at half the file size, which can help you save storage.

However, since it is a new container format, you may meet incompatibilities when you want to check your iPhone photos on computer. This is when you might want to know how to convert HEIC to JPG on PC/Mac. To help you out, here in this guide we will tell you 4 methods to make it.

Method 1. Convert HEIC to JPG via AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is one all-sided iOS data transfer tool that can help users transfer data from iDevice to iDevice, iDevice to computer/iTunes and vice versa. As for photos management, it can convert HEIC to JPG when transferring photos from iPhone to computer. Now, follow the steps below to change HEIC to JPG with AnyTrans.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable.

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Step 2. Click “System Settings” on the top-right corner > Click “Preferences”.

How to Convert HEIC to JPG – Step 1

How to Convert HEIC to JPG – Step 1

Step 3. Select “Export Photos” > Choose “Export photo in JPG format” > Click “Save” to continue.

Convert HEIC to JPG with AnyTrans – Step 3

Convert HEIC to JPG with AnyTrans – Step 3

Step 4. Settings finished, you can start the transfer. Click Device Manager > Photos on the homepage.

Step 5. Tap on “My Photos” > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click “Send to PC” to start. After finished, you can view files to check the photos with JPG format.

Convert HEIC File with AnyTrans – Step 5

Convert HEIC File with AnyTrans – Step 5

AnyTrans for iOS provides you kinds of categories in Photos, like My Photos, Albums, Places, People, Live Photos, etc.

Method 2. Turn off the High Efficiency

You can simply disable this new feature on iPhone. Go to Settings > Camera > Formats > Choose Most Compatible under CAMERA CAPTURE. In this way, the photos will be captured as JPEG, the default format since the first iPhone.

Method 3. Turn on Automatic Transfer

It will change HEIC to JPG automatically when you transferring photos from iPhone to PC or Mac computer. So you do not have to use a HEIC to JPG converter. Go to Settings > Camera > Formats > Choose Automatic under TRANSFER TO MAC OR PC.

Method 4. Email the HEIC Files

You can email to yourself with the HEIC pictures, and it will change HEIC to JPEG format automatically.

Besides, you may also want to convert HEIC image to other formats like PNG, GIF, PDF, etc. The followings are tutorials about more HEIC conversion, you can check them out based on your needs.

Further Reading:
How to Convert HEIC Files to GIF >
How to Convert HEIC to PDF >
How to Convert HEIC to PNG >
How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Google Drive >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to change iPhone photos from HEIC to JPG. If you have any question, just leave a comment and we will reply to you soon. If you think this guide is helpful, just share it with your friends.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.