HEIC, also known as High Efficiency Image Format (.HEIF), is a new space-saving image file format introduced by Apple with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Thanks to the fresh HEIC format, we can now store more photos in high quality on iDevices like iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc. If you are using a new iPhone or iPad version like iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc that runs on iOS 11, chances are that you must already be aware of the HEIC format. Since our photos are of utmost importance, it is necessary to protect them. If you have lost your HEIC files, then you need to perform an HEIC photos recovery. Don’t worry! It might sound a little complicated, but you can recover HEIC photos iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc without any trouble. We will provide a stepwise solution for the same in this guide.
Part 1. Directly Recover HEIC Photos from iPhone X/8/8 Plus, iPad Pro, etc
With the UFUSoft iPhone Data Recovery program, you are able to recover the lost or accidentaly deleted HEIC on iPhone X/8/7 and iPad Pro direclty without backup copies. Now, let’s see how to batch retrieve HEIC photos on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc in details.
Step 1. After you download and install the UFUSoft iPhone Data Recovery, just launch it.
Step 2. Choose “iPhone Data Recovery > Recover from iOS Device” and connect your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc to computer via a USB cable. Click on the “Sart Scan” button to begin scanning the data from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc.
Step 3. Now, the program would scan your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7, iPad Pro, etc, looking for the deleted photos. After the scanning is done, you are able to preview the HEIC photos by clicking the relevant items on the left pane of the program.
Step 4. Selecting the HEIC items and click on the “Recover” button to get them back on your computer.
Part 2. Retrieve from iTunes Backup
Step 1. Launch UFUSoft iPhone Data Recovery and then go into “Recover from iTunes Backup File” to choose a backup.
Step 2. Analyze the backup. If you have locked it before, please de-encrypt it. You’re allowed to select the iTunes backup from your local folder when the program cannot show what you need. Next, click “Start Scan”.
Step 3. As the iTunes backup file has been scanned, you can view all items on the backup. You can select what you want to export to PC with “Recover” button.
Part 3. Re-gain from iCloud Backup
1. Move to “Recover from iCloud Backup File” on the left. Sign into iCloud with typing your Apple ID and Password.
2. When you have logged in, all previous backups are listed so that you can select the ideal one to download according to the time or name before extraction.
3. Preview all data one by one as you like. For getting back HEIC photos, please go to camera roll or photo stream to find them out.
4. Get the deleted pictures back on your computer.