HEIC and HEVC, do they really free up space?

danbcooper

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For the ones that have been testing ios 11... Is the difference noticeable? I have more than 30GB of images and videos on my phone and this would be a great feature. Does it convert the old files? Or just the new ones?

Thanks!
 

Feenician

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Jun 13, 2016
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For the ones that have been testing ios 11... Is the difference noticeable? I have more than 30GB of images and videos on my phone and this would be a great feature. Does it convert the old files? Or just the new ones?

Thanks!
It doesn’t convert the existing files. Space savings will be going forward.
 

charlituna

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Jun 11, 2008
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For the ones that have been testing ios 11... Is the difference noticeable? I have more than 30GB of images and videos on my phone and this would be a great feature. Does it convert the old files? Or just the new ones?

Thanks!
doesn't convert files. so its new ones and likely stuff from iTunes store etc in the fall