How to Calibrate your built-in Display for HDR Content in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to calibrate their built-in display for HDR content in Windows 11.

Windows lets you stream high dynamic range (HDR) content when your PC has a display that’s optimized for HDR video and you have Play streaming HDR video turned on in HDR settings.

Not all displays are optimized for HDR content. A display that doesn’t support HDR, will stream in the appropriate Standard dynamic range (SDR).

You can calibrate your built-in video display to get the video quality and look you want when you’re watching streaming HDR video. By calibrating your display, you can set the balance between the details in the bright parts of a scene and the details in the dark parts of it.

Below is how to calibrate your built-in HDR display in Windows 11.

How to calibrate your built-in display for HDR content in Windows 11

As mentioned above, when you calibrate your display, you can set the balance between the details in the bright parts of a scene and the details in the dark parts of it.

Below is how to do that in Windows 11

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start menu settings updated

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click the Display tile on the right pane as highlighted in the image below.

windows 11 display tile

On the System > Display settings pane, under Brightness & color, select the HDR or Use HDR tile to expand.

windows 11 use hdr tile

On the System > Display HDR settings pane, at the top the Display screen, select your built-in display.

Below Display capabilities, select HDR content brightness tile. Under HDR content brightness, select Display calibration for HDR video to expand.

Click the Calibrate button to begin calibrating your built-in display.

windows calibrate your built in display for HDR content

On the Display calibration for HDR video screen, select Full screen  for the sample video. On the Calibrate your display screen, drag the slider at the bottom to the left or right.

When you’re happy with the results, select  Exit full screen  in the bottom-right corner.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to calibrate your built-in display for HDR content in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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