On Android, convert HEIF photos from an iPhone to JPG.

In the latest versions of iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra, Apple introduced a new image format called HEIC/HEIF. HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) can significantly reduce the size of your images, allowing you to save a significant amount of space on your iPhone. In terms of quality, size, and processing, this new image format outperforms the older JPG format.

Non-iOS devices and most photo editing programmes do not currently support the HEIF format. On your Android phone, follow this procedure to convert HEIF photographs to JPG. Let's start with the distinction between HEIF and JPG.

How HEIF is better than JPG?

HEIF files may capture a wider spectrum of colours and store more information than JPG files. Both HEIF and JPG photos are nearly identical in terms of quality. HEIF files employ better compression technology that allows photos to be compressed and reduced in size without sacrificing quality. HEIF files employ better compression technology that allows photos to be compressed and reduced in size without sacrificing quality. It will, in the end, help you conserve space on your iPhone. That's one of the key reasons Apple switched from JPG to the new HEIF format.

Despite its many advantages over JPG, the HEIF format nevertheless has a few drawbacks.

How to convert HEIF to JPG on Android

The simplest technique to convert one picture format to another is to rename the file format. Unfortunately, because there is no actual conversion between the two formats, this method does not work with HEIF files. Furthermore, because the applications are unfamiliar with the HEIF file format, they are unable to access its JPG equivalent.

When you transfer HIEF photos from an iPhone to an Android smartphone using SHAREit (or any other file sharing tool), the pictures will be in the same format as they were on the iPhone. You can use a third-party programme called Luma to convert them to JPG on your Android phone. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  • First, get the Luma app from the Google Play Store for free.
  • Tap the Plus (plus) button at the bottom of the screen to open it.
  • Now choose a single image or a folder of images from the file directory.
  • After you've chosen your photos, touch the "Convert" button.


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