Owners of devices ranging from the iPhone 7 and iPad Pro might have noticed that after upgrading to iOS 11 by default, the camera uses a new format for taking photos and videos.
IOS 11, Apple has included by default the formats HEVC and HEIF for shooting photos and videos on new devices. This will save you up to half the drive capacity, but does not guarantee compatibility of the resulting photos and videos with other devices and services.
HEIF as a new format for the photo by default
As already mentioned, the camera app in iOS 11 uses the default format HEIF for the camera, if your device supports it.
The following devices can take photos in the format of HEIF and record H. 265 video:
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- The 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second generation)
How to change format of photos back to JPEG:
Step 1: Open “Settings” > “Camera”.
Step 2: Find the menu “Format” and choose “Most compatible”.
After that, all new photos and videos will be automatically saved in JPEG and H. 264, compatible with most devices. All existing data in the form of HEIF and HEVC are not automatically converted to JPEG and H. 264.
The COUNCIL. To transfer HEIF images on MacOS or Windows in JPEG format, you need to open “Settings” → “Photo” → “TRANSFER TO MAC OR PC” and click “Automatically”.
This setting will allow you to automatically transcode files when transferring them via the USB cord.
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