In this article, I will be showing you how to enable Auto HDR on Windows 11. The information contained on this page will be very useful, especially if you use your PC for gaming, and you just updated your operating system to Windows 11.
Enabling the Auto HDR option on Windows 11 will make games to be automatically converted from SDR to HDR. Auto HDR gives you the opportunity to unlock brighter colors when playing your favorite games on your PC. It is important for you to note that you need a compatible HDR display in order to use this technology and enjoy a better gaming experience.
Having this in mind let me now show you how to enable Auto HDR in Windows 11.
How to Enable Auto HDR on Windows 11 and Boost Your Gaming Experience
Read through these procedures carefully in order to enable auto HDR on your Windows 11 PC.
Check if Your Display Supports HDR
The first thing you need if you want to enable Auto HDR is a display that supports HDR. Below is the step you need to follow to check if your display is HDR-compatible.
- Navigate to “Settings”, and select “System”
- Then go to “Display”, and click on “Advanced display”
- Go to Color “Space” and check the details.
- If it says SDR (Standard Dynamic Range), this means your display does not support HDR.
If your display is not HFR-compatible, you can simply buy a new one. But if your display supports HDR, then follow the steps below to enable auto HDR on Windows 11.
Steps to Enable Auto HDR on Windows 11
- Click on the “Start icon” and go to “Settings”
- Then select “System”
- Click on “Display”
- Click on “HDR” under “Brightness & color”
- Toggle on “Use HDR” and “Auto HDR”
How to Play Streaming HDR Videos
Even if your display features do not allow you to use HDR directly, you can still be able to play streaming HDR content. To achieve this, toggle on “Play Streaming HDR video”.
Remember to calibrate your display for HDR video and allow streaming HDR content on battery. If you forget to do this, the option will not work. But, your computer will still continue to optimize settings for battery life.
However, you should also have in mind that enabling Auto HDR does not necessarily result to better graphics. Some games will appear somehow with this option on. If Auto HDR impacts graphics quality negatively, simply disable the feature, and then play your favorite game on standard settings.
To enable auto HDR on Windows 11, you should, first of all, have in mind that you need an HDR-compatible display on your computer. Once this is set, then you can follow the steps I outlined in this article. If you successfully enable yours after following these steps, kindly tell us in the comment section below. Also, feel free to share this article.