How to Easily Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows or iPhone

Can’t open HEIC images on your computer? HEIC is a relatively new format. Learn how to converter HEIC to JPG on Windows PC in this guide.


By Dylan / Updated on June 7, 2023

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How to convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 10

I export the photos from iPhone 11 Pro to my HP laptop, Windows 10, like before but I can’t view the photos now. In fact, I see the formats of the pictures are HEIC now, not JPG, so how can I change the HEIC format into JPG format?

- Question from Apple Community

> JPG format is widely used in the world and iPhone photos are saved as JPG files by default before.

> JPG images could be directly viewed on Windows platform or in Windows program but HEIC photos are only supported on iOS devices.

> HEIC converter is necessary to use and send iPhone photos like ever.

You might be very familiar with JPG format because it is the commonest image format. It is called JPEG first in 1992. Later, Microsoft wants only 3 letters in the suffix of files on Windows platform so that it is also called JPG. Therefore, there is no difference between JPG and JPEG.

What is HEIC format? HEIC is the new format to help users better save iPhone photos since iOS 11. It is called High Efficiency Image Container. Apple adopts it as the new format of iPhone images because compared with JPG images, HEIC images takes only half of iPhone storage.


Although HEIC would be more and more popular in the world, it is still not supported by most software. If you want to open HEIC files on Windows computer, tools are necessary, or you need to change the format on your iPhone. The next sections would tell you how to do that.

Section 1. How to convert HEIC to JPG on iPhone?

HEIC is the default format of iPhone pictures now, but it is not the compulsive format. To help users conveniently transfer iPhone photos to Windows PC and view the original iPhone photos, users could change the format of iPhone photos.

> Steps to change image format on iPhone:

1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Locate Camera option and expand it.

3. Select Most Compatible option for CAMERA CAPTURE.

iPhone Camera Format

Your iPhone camera would save JPG files now. Besides, you could also tell iPhone to automatically convert HEIC photos to JPEG photos when export photos from iPhone to computer.

> Steps to convert HEIC to JPEG when transferring photos:

1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Locate Photos option and expand it.

3. Scroll up the screen and select Automatic in TRANSFER TO MAC OR PC section.

iPhone Photos Format

Now, you can transfer photos from iPhone to PC with USB cable or iCloud. All the photos would be saves as JPEG files.

What if you have already saved iPhone images to computer as HEIC files? You will get the perfect solution in the next section.

Section 2. How to convert HEIC to JPG on Windows PC?

HEIC files could also be converted into JPG files. You just need the help of FoneTool. It is the professional image format converter, working on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/SP. You could easily change the image format by dragging and dropping the pictures in this converter.

● Free Converter: Converting HEIC images with FoneTool is totally free so you could convert unlimited images with it.

Fast Converter: FoneTool gives you the option to convert HEIC into JPG, JPEG, or PNG and helps you batch convert HEIC files without the Internet.

Lossless Converter: As a professional image format converter, it just changes the format of images but won’t harm their quality.

> Steps to change the format of HEIC photos on Windows:

Step 1. Download and install FoneTool to your computer.

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Step 2. Open FoneTool. Click Toolbox on the left pane. Then choose the feature HEIC Converter.

Click HEIC Converter

Step 3. Click Add Photos to drag and drop your photos from folder to this area.

Add Photos

Step 4. Select JPG Format, Photo Quality, Conversion Speed, and Storage Path. Click Start Converting to immediately get the JPG images.


Now, you can go to the destination to check your JPG files.

View JPG Files


iPhone photos are saves as HEIC files now. If you export original photos from iPhone to computer, the HEIC images could not be opened on Windows computer. The above content has given you the way to change HEIC format into JPEG/JPG before, when, or after you transfer these photos to computer.

FoneTool is recommended to you because you could still keep HEIC photos on your iPhone to save space and it helps you convert HEIC to JPG on Windows PC any time you want.

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