iPhone X Photos Won’t Open: HEIC, HEIF, HEVC Open on Windows, Mac, Android

New Media Format (HEIC, HEIF, and HEVC) photo will save 50% off storage without loss image quality. iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X Photos won’t open on other device and OS. So this setting is selected by default so you can keep enabled this format that you won’t share with other or won’t see on other devices like Windows PC, Lower Version MacOS, Android mobile (Checkout in below). Follow these tips and make iPhone photo HEIC, HEIF, HEVC in a viewable format on Windows, Mac, Android mobile.

Here’ you will learn how to turn off or Disable HEIC, HEIF, HEVC formate in your iOS 11 or later iOS version. Once you disable it, your iPhone saves HD photo in JPG format just like before.

Note: you will lose Portrait mode effect after converting HEIC, HEIF or HEVC format into JPG or PNG. Keep portrait mode effects on other device use social sharing option like share on WhatsApp, Facebook or Other.

View and Open HEIC, HEIF, HEVC format photos and videos on PC or Mac, Android

5 iPhone X Photo Won’t Open

HEIC photos Supported Device and OS

Supported: iOS 11, MacOS High Sierra (10.13)

Can not View or Not Open on All Windows Version, Android, MacOS High Sierra or Earlier, iOS 10 or lower.

HEVC (.mov Video) Compatible Devices and OS

Supported: Windows 10, iOS 11, Android 5.0 or higher, MacOS High Sierra

Can not play on Android 4.4.4 or lower, MacOS High Sierra or lower, iOS 10 or lower, Windows 8.1 or lower.

Change the Settings for HEIC, HEIF, HEVC Media Format to JPG

Go to the Settings app on iPhone.

Next, Tap on Camera.

Now, Open Formats

2 Change Media File Format on iPhone Settings

Here, you need to select Most Compatible. This option will save all camera photo and video file into (.JPG) Photo and (.MOV) Video file.

Convert Existing Photo and Video format into JPG or PNG

Use third-party online tools or Software on Mac or PC.

SynciOS is Great tools for Export Original (HEIC, HEIF, HEVC) formate and Converted into JPG format as well.

4 Import and video HEIC, HEIF, HEVC format photo and video on Mac or PC

Download SynciOS (Our Ratings: 5 out of 5), Open SynciOS on PC or Mac.

Here, you will see import option. Just click on it.

Select Photo that you want a copy of PC or Mac from iPhone. You can select in bulk (Today, last 7 Days or Select Manually photo).

Now, click on Export. Your photo will download in original format and new (JPG) formate as well. (Confirm popup and Start to download)

Make Photos and Video into compatible format

Let’s automatically transfer photos and videos to a compatible formate for Windows PC or Laptop and MacOS on Mac. So go with Automatic.

Go to the Settings app on iPhone > Photos > Automatic

1 Auto convert Photo in to compatible format on Mac or PC

Open Photos app on Windows 10.

Connect your iPhone to PC or Mac, Open the photos app on windows 10. Photos app automatically search new photo and Video for Import on a windows system.

3 Import Photo from iPhone to PC or Mac

If you are unable to import photos from iPhone to PC or Mac, then try third-party software like sync iOS that we have seen above method.

Select Photos and Video that you want to import on PC or Laptop.

Otherwise, keep original formate not auto convert into a compatible format. That saves space.

Go to the Settings App on iPhone > Photos > Keep Originals

Hope you guys; you will learn how to behave with new media format (HEIC, HEIF, HEVC) on iPhone. Like us and share iPhone X Photo Won’t Open on other iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows version.