OneDrive for iOS now uploads photos in HEIF instead of JPEG
What you need to know
- OneDrive for iOS now uploads images from iOS devices in the HEIC format.
- This change preserves image quality and keeps file sizes down.
- HEIC is the default image format for Apple devices.
OneDrive for iOS has a new update that helps keep file sizes down and maintains image quality (via MSPU). The update brings OneDrive for iOS to version 11.8.7. It allows the app to upload images in the HEIC format.
HEIC is the default file format for Apple devices. OneDrive uploading images in this format preserves their original quality and also keeps file sizes smaller. Before this update, images uploaded from iOS devices were uploaded as JPEGs.
The OneDrive App Store listing fully outlines the changes.
To use this new feature, you need to use a device that's running iOS 11 or later, and that is an iPhone 7 or newer.
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