YouTube app gets HDR support for iPhone 12 series

    If you are an iPhone 12 owner, you can access the content or the video that you are currently viewing by tapping on the hamburger menu, selecting the Quality option and then selecting the desired resolution manually.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:49 IST
    iPhone 12 Pro
    iPhone 12 Pro (via REUTERS)
    iPhone 12 Pro
    iPhone 12 Pro (via REUTERS)

    YouTube has released an update on its iOS-based app. The update version 15.45.2 brings HDR to the iPhone 12 series smartphones, which includes iPhone 11 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

    The changelog of the YouTube app on Apple's App Store says that the update brings bug fixes and performance enhancements to the app. “Fixed bugs, improved performance, explored the edges of the known universe,” the changelog says. However, the update also includes HDR support.

    YouTube app has featured support for HDR content ever since Apple launched the iPhone X back in 2017. However, the app has required software updates to support newer iPhone models. So, while the iPhone users who are using older iPhone models, such as iPhone 11 Pro Max or the iPhone XS already have this feature, it is the iPhone 12 series owners who have got the update.

    If you are an iPhone 12 owner, you can access the content or the video that you are currently viewing by tapping on the hamburger menu, selecting the Quality option and then selecting the desired resolution manually. The option is available for all resolutions ranging between 144p60 to 2160p60. Opt for the Auto quality option also enables this feature, however, it will be available only if the video being played supports it natively.

    It is worth noting that the HDR video quality option is available only on the iPhones released after 2017 that have an OLED display. This means that your iPhone XR or the iPad model with LCD display will not support it.

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    First Published Date: 09 Nov, 20:59 IST
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