How to Convert Images on iPhone and iPad

We’ve talked about converting images into other formats on Mac; in this post, we’ll cover converting images on mobile devices. The images you download on your iPhone can be in any format, like JPG, PNG, or WEBP, while screenshots you take via your iPhone are usually in JPG or HEIF format.

If, for any reason, you would like to convert the images on your iPhone from one format to another, this post will guide you on how to do that. Methods we are covering include:

Convert Images with Files App


  • iPad or iPhone running iOS 16 or later.
  • Files App.

The Files app in iOS is more than just a file explorer. You can use it to convert images into different formats. Here’s how to use the Files app to convert images on your iPhone:

  1. Locate your image in Files App.
  2. open FIles app

  3. Tap and hold to see more options.
  4. more actions

  5. Go to Quick Actions > Convert Image.
  6. convert image

Note: You can convert images into either JPG, PNG, or HEIF using the Files App.

Convert Images with Apple Shortcuts

You can also convert an image format with the Shortcut app in iOS. For this, you’ll first need to create a shortcut that converts images to a specific format, and then you can execute it anywhere on the device whenever needed.


  • iPad or iPhone running iOS 16 or later.
  • Shortcuts App.


  1. Launch Shortcuts, then tap the + sign to add a new shortcut.
  2. select photos

  3. Tap “New Shortcut” and then select “Rename” and give your shortcut a name.
  4. launch shortcuts

  5. For iOS users, tap “Add Action” and search for the “Select Photos” action.
  6. For iPadOS users, search for “Select Photos” directly from the right column.
  7. name the shortcut

  8. Tap to add it, then tap the arrow beside “Select photos” and turn “Select Multiple” on.
  9. turn multiple on

  10. In the search bar (bottom in iOS, right side in iPadOS), type in “Convert Image” and then tap to add it to your shortcut.
  11. convert image

  12. This will allow the shortcut to later convert to JPEG format. Tap on the JPEG to change it to other formats if you prefer. Or tap the arrow to make changes to Quality and Preserve Metadata.
  13. tap jpeg

  14. Back to the search box, search and add “Save to Photo Album”. This will save converted images to the Recent folder in the Photos app.
  15. save to photo album

  16. Tap the Info icon, and turn on “Show in Share Sheet”.
  17. show in sheet

That’s it. Now, click the Run button on top to test run your new shortcut.

Whenever you want to use this shortcut, just tap the Share icon on any selected image or images and select the shortcut you created to convert the images.

run shortcut

Convert Images with a Third-party App

I don’t see a reason to use a third-party app for simple image conversion, but if, for some reason, the above two methods do not work for you, then you can install an app to do just that.

There are many apps out there that convert images for you. Here are a few you can try:

Convert Images with Web Tools

Last but not least, you can also rely on the web tool for this simple task. All you need to do is to go to the respective site with your browser to get your images’ format converted.

Here are a few recommendations.