Convert Apple iPad Mini photos from HEIF/HEIC to PNG

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HEIF/HEIC photos are not in wide use at the moment. In some situations, you may need to convert Apple iPad Mini photos from HEIF/HEIC to PNG for solving incompatibility issues. That’s where a helpful Apple iPad Mini HEIF/HEIC to PNG Converter comes in.

“Hi there, why did Apple change the format of pictures from JPEG to HEIC on my Apple iPad Mini without letting me know? Now my husband and I both have useless family pictures important to us due to this default picture format Apple set with iOS 11. They are not shown on non-iOS devices anymore. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? Please help!”

If you experience incompatibility issues using or viewing Apple iPad Mini HEIF/HEIC photos on other devices or programs, we would recommend converting them to JPG/JPEG format first. This will absolutely solve your problem.

Here’s what you need

Best HEIC Converter (It is available for Mac and Windows, simply download the proper version depending on your computer’s OS.)
download windows versiondownload Mac version


Part 1: How to convert Apple iPad Mini HEIF/HEIC to PNG format on Windows?
Part 2: How to convert Apple iPad Mini HEIF/HEIC to PNG format on Mac?



Part 1. How to convert Apple iPad Mini HEIF/HEIC to PNG format on Windows?

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Download and install HEIC Converter. If you want to convert HEIC images directly from your Apple iPad Mini, you need to connect it to your computer first.

Main interface on windows

Step 2: Click the “Add HEIC” button or directly drag HEIF/HEIC files to the program. For HEIC photos from Apple iPad Mini, go to “This PC\Device Name\Internal Storage\DCIM”.

Add HEIC on windows

Step 3: Your Apple iPad Mini HEIC photos will be listed in the interface. Select the files you want to convert.

Choose HEIC on windows

Step 4: Choose PNG as output format, and set the output path. You can also tick off “Keep Exif Data”.

Choose Format on windows

Step 5: Finally click the “Convert” button to convert Apple iPad Mini HEIC to PNG format.

Convert HEIC on windows

Step 6: When the conversion process is complete, click the “Open folder” button to view the exported PNG photos.

HEIC Conversion on windows



Part 2. How to convert Apple iPad Mini HEIF/HEIC to PNG format on Mac?

Do as below:

Step 1: Download and install HEIC Converter on your Mac computer. If you need to convert HEIC images directly from your Apple iPad Mini, you should connect it to your Mac first.

Main interface on Mac

Step 2: Click the button of “Add HEIC” to load the HEIC photos or directly drag them from Mac to the program. Want to add HEIC images directly from your Apple iPad Mini? Go to the folder where your Apple iPad Mini stores the photos.

Add HEIC on Mac

Step 3: HEIC photos will be listed in program interface. Choose the images that you want to convert to PNG.

Choose HEIC on Mac

Step 4: Select PNG as output format. You can also choose “Keep Exif Data”, and customize the output path.

Choose Format on Mac

Step 5: Finally click the “Convert” button and let HEIC Converter for Mac convert HEIC to PNG.

Convert HEIC on Mac

Step 6: When the conversion is done, click the “Open folder” button to view the generated PNG photos on your Mac.

HEIC Conversion on Mac

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