Craze and demand for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video content is increasing day by day. Most people prefer watching videos in the HDR setting instead of the Standard Dynamic Range setting. This preference change has a valid reason also. HDR videos have a wider range of colours and brightness levels as compared to the latter. This technology provides a wider range of colours and greater contrast between the brightest whites and darkest shadows, resulting in video quality that more closely resembles what the naked perceives. You can record HDR videos from your smartphone also. You need to turn on the option in the camera app. Many apps support HDR video playback like YouTube and Instagram; if your device supports it, it will automatically increase the brightness.
You must be thinking why would someone want to turn this off and watch videos in standard quality if HDR is a useful feature? For some of the users, the peak brightness capacity of HDR is higher than their need. Many people complain that they watch videos on the Instagram app and brightness suddenly increases for some videos. The reason behind this is that those videos were shot in HDR mode and brightness automatically increases for those videos. The same is the case with other apps also like YouTube.
Sad to say but you don’t have any built-in option in Android for turning off HDR video playback. Although, there’s a workaround. In this article, we will tell you step by step how you can turn HDR video playback off on your Android phone.
How to turn off HDR Video Playback on Android devices?
Follow all the steps given below carefully. You need to type every command correctly and carefully to make this work.
- First, you must enable USB debugging on your smartphone and connect it to a PC using a USB cable.
- After that, download and extract Android SDK Platform-tools on your PC.
- After that, type in CMD in the address bar before hitting Enter to launch Command Prompt.
- Now, type the following command and you will get a prompt where you need to tap Allow/OK –
- Now, type the following commands –
adb shell settings put global are_user_disable_hdr_formats_allowed 0
- Once the restart is complete, type the following commands –
adb shell cmd display set-user-disabled-hdr-types 1 2 3 4
- If you are an Android 13 user, you need to type the following commands –
adb shell cmd display set-user-disabled-hdr-types
adb shell cmd display-set-user-disabled-hdr-types 1 2 3 4
- If you are an Android 14 user, you need to type the following commands –
adb shell settings put global are_user_disabled_hdr_formats_allowed 0
adb shell settings put globaluser_disabled_hdr_formats 1, 2, 3, 4
After following all these steps carefully, HDR video playback is now turned off on your phone. If you’re facing any problems, feel free to comment and we will help you.