Recover HEIC Photos on iPhone iPad

“I couldn’t find some HEIC photos on my iPhone 8, is it possible for me to recover my HEIC photos on iPhone iPad?”

Maybe it’s your first time to hear about HEIC photos on iPhone iPad, but since you update your iPhone with iOS 11, the photos you take is with HEIC format now. HEIC is a new photo format on iOS devices, but it couldn’t be opened directly on other devices right now. So what to do when we lost or deleted some HEIC photos on our iPhone iPad? How could we recover HEIF photos on iPhone iPad?


Now we’ll introduce you iRefone, which has two version, that is Windows version and Mac version. And iRefone can help us backup as well as recover more than 16 kinds of files even we have no backups, including contacts, messages, photos, voice memo, call history, reminders, WeChat messages ect. What’s more, it can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it doesn’t need us to erase all content and settings.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.

Recover HEIC Photos from iTunes Backup

When you have done backups on iTunes, follow below steps and get back your HEIC photos selectively.

Step 1. Launch iTunes, and run iRefone, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”, then all your backup files on iTunes will show up.

Step 2. Now find the backup files you need, click “Select” at the end of the files you need. Then we’ll enter the new page, and there will be many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Photo” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.

Step 3. When finish scanning, you can preview and choose HEIC photos you need to get back, tap on “Recover to PC” and choose folder path to save them.

Recover HEIC Photos from iCloud

Also when you have done backups on iCloud, we can help you retrieve your lost HEIC photos from iCloud selectively, and it doesn’t need us to erase all content and settings.

Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, log in it with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Then we can see all your backup files on your iCloud backup, find the one you need, click “Download” at the end of the files you need.

Step 3. After downloading, new interface will show up. Find and click “Photo” icon, and iRefone will scan it.

Step 4. When finish scanning and analyzing, you can choose HEIC photos you need, tap on “Recover to PC”, and choose folder path to save them.

For more similar issue, you can refer to below link for checking:

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