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The most recent YouTube App update (15.45.2) has added HDR support for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 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 available on devices released since 2017 that have OLED displays (so that excludes all iPad models and the ‌iPhone 11‌ and iPhone XR).

Article Link: YouTube App Adds HDR Support for iPhone 12
 
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sdreamer07

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iPad Pro 2nd generation and later support HDR as well as dose iPhone Xr (going off of Apple technical specs for video playback).
 
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It also excludes the 2020 iPhone SE :)

[EDIT] The option for HDR video appears on the 2020 iPhone SE, and Apple list the phone as supporting Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG under video playback. It doesn't have an OLED screen.
 
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mariusfanu

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I seem to have the HDR option showing on my iPad Air 3 as well. I had no idea that the iPad Air can display HDR content 🤷‍♂️
 

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aka777

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I think you guys mean that it finally supports 4k. They have not supported 4K via the ios platforms.
 
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hagar

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I was so tired of the endless stream of ads: before the video, during the video, in the sidebar, the nagging to go premium, ... So I deleted the iOS app, added a link to the YT website on my home screen and couldn’t be happier. No more ads and free PiP! Google needs to realise they can’t keep bombarding us with ads.

The only thing I miss are the quick rewind and fast forward buttons, but I can do without them.
 
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69Mustang

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I think you guys mean that it finally supports 4k. They have not supported 4K via the ios platforms.
No, they meant exactly what they said. This is about HDR support for a specific series of iPhones. From the article:
YouTube has supported HDR on its iOS app since the iPhone X but has required updates to support new hardware.
And still no sign of Picture in Picture... c’mon YouTube, I’m more than ready to subscribe to your premium service just give me PiP.
Sorta looks like you're a bit less than ready to sub to their premium service. ;) What's stopping you?
 
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2013.1

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I won't be going back to the YouTube app until they include picture-in-picture support. Being locked inside their app just to keep a video playing just doesn't work for me.

a lot of hours I just need audio from YouTube
 
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MauiPa

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It also excludes the 2020 iPhone SE :)

[EDIT] The option for HDR video appears on the 2020 iPhone SE, and Apple list the phone as supporting Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG under video playback. It doesn't have an OLED screen.
yah, something about brightness to be true HDR. While you can support color and contrast, the nits level has to be a minimum of 700 or something
 
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macjaffa

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If only the youtube app wasn't so unusable due to the amount of adverts at the start and through out anything I try to do on youtube, I might actually have tried this. Youtube is dead . Move on folks.
 
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Futurix

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This should not have required an app update - the app could have just queries the system for HDR support (or just assumed that newer phone will have it anyway). But Google likes to make life difficult for iOS users.
 
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Royksöpp

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Too bad YouTube’s optimization ruins anything that isn’t pitch black or bright. Everything else in between is riddled with digital artifacts. It looks terrible!
 
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69Mustang

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This is old news... jailbreakers have had this capability for nearly a year at least. It’s working on the A9X iPad Pro by using a tweak, and I can even get 4K YouTube on the OGSE as well with checkra1n. Also any device up to the A10X iPad Pro 10.5 can deploy PIP & block all ads right out of the box on iOS 14.2 via checkra1n 0.12.0 which dropped yesterday to add support for the 1st & 2nd Gen iPad Pro. Mods will delete this and ban this account, because bringing this information to the public triggers them. :eek:

Power to the People... not the liberals in Cupertino
Literally no one cares if you mention jailbreaking. It ceased being controversial years ago. Nothing in your quote is triggering, or really that interesting. Certainly not worthy of deletion or banning.
 
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