Apple devices running iOS 11 and later automatically save images using HEIF format. How can other devices see iPhone, iPad or iPod touch images if they are not JPEG? Can I share .HEIC files with Android?
Yes, HEIF photos are converted by iOS before sharing. iOS will automatically convert .HEIC files to .JPG before sending, or when opening in an app without HEIF support.
This means iPhone owners can enjoy more storage on their devices without worrying about compatibility. HEIF photos take up less space with no loss of quality compared to JPEG.