Over the weekend, MacRumors forum users noted that the most recent YouTube App update added HDR support for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. YouTube has supported HDR on its iOS app since the ‌iPhone‌ X but has required updates to support new hardware.

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To check to see if you are watching YouTube videos at their highest quality, you can simply press the three dots on the top right of the video, and you should see "HDR" options listed on supported videos. HDR options are also only be available on devices released since 2017 that have OLED displays (so that excludes all iPad models and the ‌iPhone‌ 11 and ‌iPhone‌ XR).

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Banglazed Avatar
62 months ago
It only took them a month to add HDR support for new iPhone 11 but I still hope for 4K support
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Justin Cymbal Avatar
62 months ago
I’ve noticed that YouTube tends to update their app pretty much every Sunday
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Caliber26 Avatar
62 months ago

It only took them a month to add HDR support for new iPhone
It’s taking Apple even longer to fix my Reminders, so yeah...
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Cybertruck20 Avatar
62 months ago

I thought that the X and XS had HDR displays too?
They do, and it’s been supported on those phones as well. Updates came out after release of those phones. Each new phone requires the app be updated, so this is just adding the new 11 models to the mix.
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ghostface147 Avatar
62 months ago
No thanks. I can block ads on YouTube in safari, but not in the app. Unless there is a way I don’t know about.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
craigrusse11 Avatar
62 months ago
Quick tip.. to see the HDR option you need to also watch a video that has been encoded as HDR. It’s not a standard option for all videos.
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