How to Turn On or Off Play HDR Content when on Battery in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Turn On or Off Play HDR Content when on Battery in Windows 10

With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

The Microsoft Store contains a growing number of HDR apps and games. To find HDR games, visit the Microsoft Store online. To watch HDR movies and videos from online providers, you might need to change a few settings to get set up. To play HDR games and use HDR apps, your PC and display must meet certain hardware requirements.

If you have a laptop with an HDR-capable built-in display, there are additional power-related settings for HDR because these displays use more power than non-HDR displays. If you’re running your laptop on battery, playing HDR content can reduce battery life. Therefore, HDR is turned off by default when running on battery. However, you can change the default power setting if you want.

If HDR is turned on when your laptop is plugged in and then you unplug your laptop, HDR will be turned off to help save battery power. If you plug in your laptop again, HDR will be turned on again automatically.

On HDR-capable laptops, the default power settings will turn off HDR when running on battery power. Allowing HDR when running on battery power will reduce battery life.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off playing high dynamic range (HDR) content on a built-in HDR display when running on battery power for all users in Windows 10.

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