Turn On or Off HDR on Battery in Windows 11 – Windows Blog by Brink

Turn On or Off HDR on Battery in Windows 11

HDR content offers better brightness and color capabilities compared to traditional content (sometimes called standard dynamic range [SDR] content). Traditional content typically shows details in a bright part of a scene or a darker part of a scene but not in both parts at the same time. For example, if the shot focuses on a bright window in the scene, details in the shadow are lost.

Whereas HDR can show a wider range of colors and light and more details in between the extremes. Colors are more vivid and unique in HDR content. Additionally, bright parts of a scene are brighter while dark parts can be darker, and you don’t lose any details.

Playing HDR content while running your laptop on battery can reduce battery life. Therefore, HDR will turn off by default when you’re running on battery.

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.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off HDR when running on battery for your account in Windows 11.

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