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How to Change These Camera Settings in iOS 11


iOS 11 came with several changes and it was one of the most anticipated OS updates. While there were numerous major improvements that were really noticeable, not everyone is aware of the “hidden” changes, that cannot be seen or used directly, but they boost the performance of your Apple device. iOS came with some new camera-related things as well, and one of the best examples is the change from JPEG format to the new HEIF file format. Here is how you can work with these camera settings.

Export your HEIF pictures as JPEGs

Not everyone is comfortable with the HEIF format since it is rather new. Meanwhile, JPEG has been around for a while and most users are familiar with it. That’s why Apple allows you to automatically convert all your HEIF files to JPEGs whenever you decided to export them. In order to do that you will have to go to Settings and tap Photos. If you look at the bottom of the screen you will find the “Transfer to Mac or Pc” options. Check Automatic in order to export the pictures as JPEGs.

Do not preserve settings

You probably knew about this one but it is worth mentioning it again. If you go to Settings > Camera > Preserve Settings, you can disable some options. This means that your camera up will open in the standard mode instead of the last used mode.

Get the compatibility of JPEG files with the HEIF format

Since HEIF is a newer format, there is a chance that it won’t be as compatible as JPEG used to be. But Apple can help you with that too. Go to Settings, open Camera> Formats and then choose the High-Efficiency option. This means that you will keep the advantages of HEIF, but not the weaknesses.

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