HEIC is popular variant of HEIF, which stands for high efficiency image file format. It uses less space to store a high quality image. Now, it is a new format to replace the old ones like JPG, PNG, GIF. HEIC was developed by Apple and it is the default file type for photos being taken on latest iOS 11 devices, such as iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. When connecting those devcies to a computer, you will see the photos are ended up with heic.
Everyone said iOS 11 had brought .heic format in photos but I cannot see anything about HEIC on my iPhone 8. Why?
Do you have the same questions as what I wonder? If you own a new iPhone 8/X or iPhone 7, you can mange the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) which can save your phone storage, especially useful for those iPhone with 32GB, 64GB. When you hate this format, you can change it as normal formats by customizing the settings. Nevertheless, once you have deleted pictures in HEIC format on your iPhone, don’t be anxious and they can be retrieved as other photos in .jpg or .png format via UFUSoft iPhone Data Recovery.
Part 1. Directly Recover HEIC Photos from iPhone X/8/8 Plus, iPad Pro, etc
With the UFUSoft iPhone Data Recovery program, you are able to recover the lost or accidentaly deleted HEIC on iPhone X/8/7 and iPad Pro direclty without backup copies. Now, let’s see how to batch retrieve HEIC photos on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc in details.
Step 1. After you download and install the UFUSoft iPhone Data Recovery, just launch it.
Step 2. Choose “iPhone Data Recovery > Recover from iOS Device” and connect your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc to computer via a USB cable. Click on the “Sart Scan” button to begin scanning the data from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc.
Step 3. Now, the program would scan your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc, looking for the deleted photos. After the scanning is done, you are able to preview the HEIC photos by clicking the relevant items on the left pane of the program.
Step 4. Selecting the HEIC items and click on the “Recover” button to get them back on your computer.
Part 2. Retrieve from iTunes Backup
Step 1. Launch UFUSoft iPhone Data Recovery and then go into “Recover from iTunes Backup File” to choose a backup.
Step 2. Analyze the backup. If you have locked it before, please de-encrypt it. You’re allowed to select the iTunes backup from your local folder when the program cannot show what you need. Next, click “Start Scan”.
Step 3. As the iTunes backup file has been scanned, you can view all items on the backup. You can select what you want to export to PC with “Recover” button.
Part 3. Re-gain from iCloud Backup
1. Move to “Recover from iCloud Backup File” on the left. Sign into iCloud with typing your Apple ID and Password.
2. When you have logged in, all previous backups are listed so that you can select the ideal one to download according to the time or name before extraction.
3. Preview all data one by one as you like. For getting back HEIC photos, please go to camera roll or photo stream to find them out.
4. Get the deleted pictures back on your computer.