Different Ways to Restore HEIF (.heic) Images on iPhone and iPad

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How to Recover HEIF (.heic) Images on iPhone and iPad?

The iOS 11 HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) for photos is a great improvement in image processing technical field, solving the problem that photos take up too much storage space on iDevice and saving more storage space on your devices and iCloud Photo Library while offering the same visual quality, together with the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) for videos.

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However, what if you accidentally delete the HEIC images from your iPhone or iPad, being the new image format, is it possible to recover the lost HEIF photos from your iPhone or iPad? Of course the answer is positive as long as you have the HEIC Image Recovery for iOS (Windows/Mac) on your hand.

Method 1. How to Selectively Recover Lost HEIC Images from iCloud Backup
Method 2. How to Freely Retrieve Deleted HEIC Photos from iTunes Backup
Method 3. How to Easily Restore HEIF Images from iPhone/iPad Itself

What is HEIC Image Recovery for iOS?

The HEIC Image Recovery for iOS is a professional recovery tool to retrieve HEIF/HEIC images from iPhone and iPad, which is fully compatible with iOS 11. It offers three modes to restore lost or deleted HEIC images from iOS device, including "Recover from iOS Device" mode, "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode and "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode. What's more, it has both Windows version and Mac version for different users. You can choose one of modes to get them the lost HEIC pictures from your iDevice according to your need.

Apart from the HEIC images, you can also selectively recover the JPG/JPEG photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, calendars, notes, books and etc. from iPhone/iPad/iPod. And it works well with all generations of iOS device, including iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/7 Plus/7/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5, iPad Pro/Air/mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1 and iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic.

Free download the HEIC Image Recovery for iOS on your Windows PC or Mac computer right now and get back your lost HEIC images.

HEIC Image Supported Devices:

Even though this recovery tool is well compatible with all generations of iOS device, let's be clear that the HEIC images only supports iOS device with iOS 11 and Mac with macOS High Sierra. For now, the supported iOS devices include iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro (10.5 inch) and iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd generation).

In the following parts, this article will show you how to use HEIC Image Recovery for iOS to retrieve deleted or lost HEIC photos in different ways. Please choose one of them to get back your iPad or iPhone HEIC images.

Method 1. How to Selectively Recover Lost HEIC Images from iCloud Backup

If you have synced your photos to iCloud for backup, then you can choose the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode of HEIC Image Recovery for iOS program to get back the lost or deleted HEIF images for your iPhone or iPad. Below are the instructions that you can refer to.

Step 1. Launch the program after installing it on your computer, and switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode on the left panel. Then sign into your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

Note: Please keep your iPhone unconnected to computer during the recovering process, protecting the original iCloud backup file from being updated or modified.

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Step 2. When entering your iCloud account, the program will automatically detect and show all the iCloud backup files from your iCloud. Please select on backup and download it.

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Step 3. After downloading, please click "Camera Roll" or "Photo Library" to preview the pictures on your iPhone, including the deleted ones and existing ones. Then select the desired HEIC images you want and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer all at once.

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Method 2. How to Freely Retrieve Deleted HEIC Photos from iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your photos to iTunes, you can use the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode of HEIC Image Recovery for iOS program to recover HEIF photos for your iPhone or iPad device. Please use the Windows PC(or Mac computer) that you have synced your iPhone photos to iTunes with, so that the program can scan and extract the iTunes backup file that contains the HEIC images that you want.

Step 1. Run the HEIC Image Recovery for iOS program on your Mac or Windows computer after installation. And you don't need to connect your iPhone to computer, just switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode on the interface.

Step 2. Then the program will detect the iTunes backup files on your computer. Please select one of your device and click "Start Scan" to extract this iTunes backup.

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Step 3. Then you might click the "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream" or "Photo Library" tab on the left to preview all the pictures from the iTunes backup, including the deleted ones and existing ones. Then select the HEIC images you want and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer all at once.

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See Also: Recover iPhone Photos without iCloud Backup

Method 3. How to Easily Restore HEIF Images from iPhone/iPad Itself

If you don't remember if you have an iCloud or iTunes backup or not, or if you cannot find the backup that contains the HEIC images you want, you can choose the "Recover from iOS Device" mode of HEIC Image Recovery for iOS program to rescue the HEIC photos you have lost or deleted from your iPhone or iPad. You can choose and preview the items you want before recovery and it also works with both Windows PC and Mac computer.

Step 1. Launch the program on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad to computer with a USB cable. When the program detects your device, please stay in "Recover from iOS Device" mode and click "Start Scan" button to scan your phone files.

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Step 2. After scanning, all the files from your device will be listed in categories on the left panel, including the existing ones and deleted ones.

Step 3. Click "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream" or "Photo Library" tab to select the desired HEIC images, and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer immediately.

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