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How to Permanently Delete HEIC Photos from iPhone/iPad [iOS 11]?

In iOS 11, one of the big changes is that the new HEIF image format, HEIC replaces JPEG as the default format for the photos you take with your iPhone/iPad camera. The reason is that HEIC is successful to reduce the photo size by up to 2 times as much as JPEG without losing much image quality. However, you may be wondering how you can manage the new HEIF files, for example, how do you delete HEIC photos from iPhone or iPad? This article will show you different methods for your reference.

Solution 1. Simply Delete HEIC Images from iPhone/iPad in iOS 11 (Recoverable)

Solution 2. How to Permanently Erase HEIC Photos on iPhone/iPad of iOS 11 (Unrecoverable)

1. Guide to Simply Delete HEIC Images from iPhone/iPad in iOS 11

Of course you can delete your photos directly from your iPhone or iPad. It is very easy to operate but it might be not safe enough for the simple "Delete" option does not ensure you that the photos can not be restored with a third party recovery tool like Coolmuster iOSRescuer. Anyway, it is an optional choice for you. Below are the simple guide to delete iPhone or iPad HEIC photos.

delete heic photos directly on iphone or ipad

Firstly, please unlock your iPhone or iPad and launch "Photos" app on your device.

Secondly, go to "Year" > "Collections" > "Moments" to find your photos. To delete photo in bulk, please tap "Select" option to check the photos that you want to remove.

Thirdly, tap the Trash icon at the bottom after selection, then confirm your action when it pops up to ask you before you delete.

Finally, after deletion, please remember to clear the "Recently Delete" album, otherwise you can easily see and recover the deleted HEIC photos directly on your device on this album even though you have deleted them.

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2. How to Permanently Erase HEIC Photos on iPhone/iPad of iOS 11

To make sure that your deleted HEIC photos are unrecoverable, you need to ensure that you can permanently erase HEIC photos from your iPhone or iPad. Then how do you reach this goal? This professional and reliable HEIC Photo Eraser for iOS will help you out.

What Can HEIC Photo Eraser for iOS Do?

This HEIC Photo Eraser for iOS can help you permanently erase HEIC photos from iPhone/iPad/iPod with zero opportunity to be recovered. It is fully compatible with iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9 and earlier, and all most all iOS device are supported by this HEIC Eraser, including iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s and etc. iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad air and etc. Apart from photos, you can also use it to wipe out the other personal file like contacts, messages, call history, etc. and junk files.

Below are the free trail of the HEIC eraser in Mac and Windows version, please download the right version on your computer and start to permanently remove unwanted HEIC photos from iPhone or iPad now.

Steps to permanently erase HEIC images from iPhone/iPad:

Step 1. Launch the program and connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. Then the program will detect your device automatically.

connect idevice to pc

Step 2. Then please select the erasing mode you need, i.e. "Erase Private Data" mode and erasing level to delete HEIC pictures from iPhone or iPad.

choose erase private data mode to erase heic photos on iphone

Step 3. After that, please click "Photos" tab to load all the photos from your device, then you might select the unwanted HEIC photos that you want to remove from your device. After selection, please click "Erase Now" option and type "delete" on the pop up window to confirm your action and start to permanently delete HEIC photos from iPhone or iPad.

start to erase heic photos from iphone or ipad

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