How to Change Default Image and Video Formats in iOS 11

iOS 11 comes with a few new features that have proven to be hugely popular, but there are a few changes that haven’t been going so well among long-time iPhone users. One is switching from JPG to HEIF as the default file format for images and from MP4 to HEVC as the default format for videos. While newer formats offer up to 2x better compression without degrading image quality, they are not yet as widely supported as older formats. So, in case you want to stick with the more compatible JPG and MP4 formats for now, you can change the defaults in iOS 11 to:

Save Photos and Videos as JPG and MP4 in iOS 11

  • First, Go to ‘Camera’ In your iPhone’s Settings and tap on it for more options. Now, Choose ‘Formats’ on the next screen.
  • Here, you’ll see ‘High Efficiency’ is selected by default choice. Just Tap on ‘Most Compatible’ to change the default, that’s it! Now all your photos and videos will be saved as JPEG and MP4 respectively.iOS 11 Default Photo Video Format img2 KK

Note: Note that you cannot record 4K videos at 60 FPS or 1080p videos at 240 FPS if you change the default settings. You’ll still be able to record 4K videos at 30 FPS and 1080p videos up to 120 FPS, but you’ll be limited to 720p HD if you want 240 FPS super slow motion.

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Change Default Image and Video Formats in iOS 11

While saving photos and videos in JPG and MP4 formats will take up a little more space on your iPhones or iPads, you can rest easy knowing that they will be compatible with almost every operating system, photo viewer and media player. -box. While codecs for newer file formats are now fairly widely available across platforms, most mainstream users will take some time to download them to their systems, so it makes a lot of sense to stick with tried and tested formats. moment. Want to change the default file formats for photos and videos on your iPhones? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below, because we love to hear from you.

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