An error in Google’s Photos application that uploads photos of iPhone users to the full-quality cloud without any paid packet migration will be fixed soon. In a statement to the Android Police , Google considered it a mistake, and Google Drive was transferring full-quality photos to servers without occupying storage space. To use this on Android or other operating systems, the Drive occupies space, and when your quota is full, a paid package is required.
According to the announcement, Apple’s photos in the HEIC file format, Google’s compressed JPEG format is more efficient than the application directly to the server without modifying this format was sent. It would be a waste of both storage and processing time if Google switched to another application and converted them into JPEG files.
The same applies to Samsung devices with HEIC or HEIF support, but this is not the default option.
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While it is not known how Google will send an adjustment to this error, it is probably not likely to be enjoyed by iOS users.
TIL Because iPhones shoot photos in HEIC format and not JPG, you get free unlimited original quality backups to Google Photos due to HEIC being smaller and more efficient than JPG so Google doesn’t touch the files. from apple