Apple announced a brand new
As spotted by 9to5Mac, the new color calibration feature is in fact part of tvOS 14.5, which is set to roll out next week alongside iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5. The update will be available for
Here’s how Apple described the feature in the press release for the new
Through an innovative color balance process,
Apple TVworks with iPhone and its advanced sensors to improve a television’s picture quality. Apple TVuses the light sensor in iPhone to compare the color balance to the industry-standard specifications used by cinematographers worldwide. Using this data, Apple TVautomatically tailors its video output to deliver much more accurate colors and improved contrast — without customers ever having to adjust their television settings.
Although you don’t have to have the newest
- Unlock your iPhone and bring it close to your
- Open the Settings app on your
Apple TVand go to Video and Audio.
- Click on the Color Balance menu option and pick up your iPhone to continue.
- Hit Continue on the Color Balance prompt that appears on your iPhone.
- Turn your iPhone around so the front-facing camera is pointing at your television. Hold it centered inside the outline within one inch of the screen.
- The color balancing process will begin, and you will see colors flashing on your TV screen.
- Once the process is complete, you can view the results on your TV to compare its original color profile with the one that the tvOS color balancing feature chose.
If you aren’t satisfied with the results, you can choose to revert to the original colors with the tap of a button. It’s also worth noting that these changes will only apply to content you watch on your