How to Convert HEIC to JPG to Google Drive [Ultimate Guide]

Google Drive makes you view and save iPhone HEIC photos but many other platforms don’t support HEIC format. Learn how to converter HEIC to JPG before uploading them to Google Drive.


By Dylan / Updated on August 23, 2023

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HEIC to JPG Converter for Google Drive

Hi guys! I got a lot of HEIC images on my iPhone. They look good in Google Drive but after download them to another Android, they could not be viewed, I think I need to convert the HEIC images in to JPG images. Can you recommend a decent HEIC converter?

- Question from Apple Community

Google Drive and Google Photos are popular among iPhone users to save photos. Unlike iCloud, you could delete photos on the device after uploading photos to Google Drive (if you delete photos on your device, the same images would be also removed from iCloud.) What’s more, Google Drive gives every user 15GB of free storage while iCloud only 5GB of free storage. It seems that Google Drive has more advantages than iCloud.

Why need to convert HEIC to JPG before uploading to Google Drive?

If you use Google Drive or Google Photos to backup iPhone photos, you would also find it’s fine to preview the iPhone photos stored in Google Drive but if you send the photos to another one, especially when then need to open these images on computer, the photos could be a disaster.


After iOS 11, photos taken by iPhone camera would be saved as HEIC files because it saves nearly half of space compared with JPG files. HEIC is a relatively new format and it hasn’t been supported by most software, including the professional photo-editing software Photoshop. You need to convert HEIC to JPG on Windows to view or edit the picture.

Tips: How to change the format of iPhone photos?
To prevent iPhone photos saved as HEIC files you need to do: on your iPhone, open Settings > select Camera > select Most Compatible.

If you want to use your HEIC photos in Google Drive or on other platforms, read the next sections.

How to convert HEIC to JPG on Google Drive

Google Drive doesn't offer a direct HEIC to JPG service, but you can convert photos to format them with a free HEIC converter first, and then upload JPG photos to your Drive account. The whole process only takes a few minutes to complete.

Section 1. Convert HEIC to JPG for Google Drive

It would be fine to store iPhone images as HEIC files in Google Drive if you just want to use them on iOS platform. However, if you want to share these photos on other platforms, the rare format might bring trouble. Therefore, you need to change their format.

JPG, also called JPEG is the most widely-used image format in this world. It would be convenient to share your photos with anybody if you convert HEIC images into JPG images and then store them in Google Drive.

FoneTool is the best free HEIC converter. You could use it to convert HEIC to JPG, JPEG, or PNG if you want. As an excellent converter, you could quickly convert many HEIC images at a time and this operation won’t change the quality of these images.

Steps to converter HEIC photos and upload them to Google Drive:

Step 1. Download and install the latest FoneTool on your computer.

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Step 2. Open FoneTool and choose Toolboxselect the feature HEIC Converter at the bottom.

Choose HEIC Converter

Step 3. Click Add Photos to put all your HEIC photos into the converter.

Add Photos

Step 4. Set the target format as JPG and then click Start Converting.


Step 5. Open your browser, go to, and upload the JPG images to Google Drive.

Section 2. Upload and view HEIC photos to Google Drive

Google Drive really catch the trend. Windows still doesn’t support directly view HEIC images, but Google Drive has been able to store and read HEIC files now.

Steps to Upload HEIC photos to Google Drive on iPhone:

1. Download and install Google Drive on your iPhone from App Store.

2. Sign in your Google account.

3. Click the blue-plus button to select and upload photos to Google Drive.

Google Drive

Steps to Upload HEIC photos to Google Drive on Windows 10:

1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable.

2. Open Photos app by searching it in the search box.

3. Select Import from a USB Device. If you don’t see your iPhone here, refer to this page Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 to fix the issue.

From a Usb Device

4. Select the photos you want to transfer and then click Import Selected to export photos from iPhone to PC. Usually, your photos would be saved as HEIC files in C:\Users\[user name]\Pictures.

Import Selected

5. Open your browser and go to Sign in your Google account. Click the button New to upload HEIC photos from computer.

Google Drive Upload

You could see that the photos you just send to Google Drive are of HEIC format, but you could still view them as usual although there are not JPG images.


Google Drive is a popular cloud storage in the world. It is easy to upload HEIC photos to Google Drive but it would be not so convenient when you want to share your photos with others. Therefore, you need to converter HEIC to JPG before uploading them to Google Drive.

According to this guide, you could use the excellent HEIC converter FoneTool to easily change the format of the pictures. In addition, FoneTool is also a comprehensive iOS data manager. It helps transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC and from PC to iPhone.

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Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.