[2 Ways] How to Convert Photos to JPEG on iPhone

To make the photos taken by iPhone more compatible, you can convert photos to JPEG on iPhone. You can try the two ways in this guide to convert HEIC or live photos to JPEG on iPhone or Windows computer.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Converting photos to JPG/JPEG

I recently took a bunch of photos for work but forgot to change the default in my settings from HEIC to JPG/JPEG. Is there a way to easily bulk export them from my phone as JPGs?

- Question from Apple Community

iPhone outweighs other models of mobile phones from many aspects, and its photo-taking function is one of them. You can take not only HEIC photos to save limited iPhone storage space, but also live photos to save the photos as a three-second videos on iPhone.


However, due to their low compatibility, they may not be able to view or modify on other devices after transferring photos from iPhone to computer or Android devices. That’s where this guide from, offering you two ways to convert photos to JPEG on iPhone.

Way 1. Convert photos to JPEG in the Files app on iPhone

You can copy photos from the Photos app to the Files app, they can be immediately saved as JPEG files. As a result, this may be the quickest method for converting HEIC/live photos to JPEG on iPhone. Follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Go to the Photos app on your iPhone > Choose the photos you’d like to convert.

Step 2. Tap the Share icon in the bottom screen > Choose Copy Photos.

Choose Copy Photos

Step 3. Go to the Files app, tap Browse > Choose On My iPhone > Choose a folder you’d like to save the JPEG photos.

Step 4. Press and hold any part of the blank area and tap Paste. Now, you can see the photos are JPEG files on your iPhone.

Convert Photos To JPEG

Bonus: How to take iPhone photos in JPEG in the future?
If you want to stop taking photos in HEIC and save photos in JPG on your iPhone, you can go to Settings > Camera > Tap Formats and choose Most Compatible.

Camera Compatible Format

Way 2. Batch convert iPhone photos to JPEG via powerful photo converter

Sometimes, you may need to convert iPhone photos to JPEG on a Windows computer. As we mentioned in the very beginning, you cannot open HEIC photos after transferring them from your iPhone to Windows because HEIC isn’t supported by devices like Windows computer and Android phones.

That’s when you’ll need a powerful photo converter to convert HEIC to JPEG. Here FoneTool is recommended, which provides you with a quick and offline photo converting service.

How to convert iPhone photo to JPEG in batch

You can rely on FoneTool to convert photos on iPhone to JPEG in two simple steps: First, transfer photos from iPhone to computer. Then, convert iPhone photos to JPEG. Now, click the icon below to free download FoneTool, and let’s get started to batch convert iPhone photos to JPEG.

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Step 1. Transfer wanted photos from iPhone to computer
If the wanted photos are already on your computer, you can skip to the next part. If not, the follow the steps to import iPhone photos to computer.

1. Connect your iPhone to computer > Launch FoneTool and choose Phone Transfer. Move your mouse to iPhone to PC. Click Start Transfer to continue.

Transfer To Computer

2. Click the Photos icon > Select the photos you want to convert and click OK.

Choose Photos

3. You can click Transfer Settings to set storage to save the files > Then, click Start Transfer, and the transfer process will finish in seconds.


Step 2. Batch convert iPhone photos to JPEG
1. Back to the main interface of FoneTool and click HEIC Converter.

Click HEIC Converter

2. When a window pops up, click Add Photos to add the photos you just transferred from iPhone to computer.

Add Photos

3. Customize the format to JPEG. JPG and PNG are also supported > Modify the quality, speed, and storage path as per your need > To begin the conversion, click Start Converting.

Better manage iPhone photos via FoneTool

FoneTool is not only a powerful photo converter for iOS devices, but also a nice assistant to organize photo library, as well as manage other types of files on your iPhone/iPad. The followings will give you some inspirations to better manage iPhone photos via FoneTool

Backup selective iPhone photos
Do iPhone photos take up a large number of your iPhone storage space? Do you want to protect your privacy better than saving them to the cloud?

FoneTool provides you with a quick and stable way to backup iPhone photos to a local destination on your computer using its Selective Backup function.

Only Photos Or All

Delete duplicate photos on iPhone automatically
It is irritating for everyone that your Photos app are full of duplicate photos. You may always spend much time deleting duplicate photos on iPhone one by one.

Just let the Photos Deduplication function in FoneTool help you automatically filter all similar and duplicate photos from iPhone. Then, you can choose to delete unnecessary photos from iPhone.

Click Photo Deduplication


Despite the fact that HEIC takes up less space than JPEG, it is not the best photo format in terms of compatibility. You may learn how to convert photos to JPEG on iPhone in two ways with this instruction. If you find it useful, please share it with your friends.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.