The HEIF, known as the High Efficiency Image File Format (.heic), is the new photo format released with iOS 11. Based on HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), the HEIF image is widely used on Apple devices that are running iOS 11 and makes photos on iOS devices smaller without compromising image quality. However, the HEIF pictures can be viewed well on iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac, but can't be opened on Windows computer.
If you want to backup HEIF images from iPhone to computer or Mac, you need to find a way to export HEIF photos from iPhone. Fortunately, there is a simple but reliable way to transfer HEIC/HEIF images from iPhone to computer or Mac for backup or share in this post. Please check it out now.
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To backup HEIF images from iPhone/iPad/iPod, you will need a professional iOS backup tool - Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Windows/Mac) to help you out. It helps users to wholly or selectively export photos from iPhone to Mac or Windows PC in its original formats, including HEIC, JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, and etc. After selecting the pictures you want from iPhone, you can freely save the photos on your Mac or Windows computer for backup.
Besides, it is compatible with all generations of iOS devices, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.
Now, free download and install the right version of the program as below on your Mac or Windows PC.
2 Steps to Copy iPhone HEIF Images to Computer:
The Coolmuster iOS Assistant's user guides for Windows PC and Mac are almost the same, and the following part will take Windows PC as example.
Tips: Please install iTunes on your computer before running the Coolmuster iOS Assistant for detecting your connected device.
Step 1. Launch the HEIF photo transfer program on your computer and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable. Then the program will detect your iPhone automatically and show the iPhone information in the main interface.
Step 2. Click "Photos" tab on the left side to load all the iPhone pictures on the right side. Then you might select one or multiple HEIF photos you want, and click "Export" button to save them on your computer or Mac.