Apple releases a calibration tool for Apple Pro Display XDR via an update

The Cupertino tech giant has seeded a new Display Firmware 4.2.30 update for Apple Pro Display XDR introduced a calibrator for in-field recalibration. In addition, Apple has also published supporting tips to measure and calibrate Apple Pro Display XDR like optimal setup, controlling ambient lighting, and calibrating in cool ambient temperatures.

In-field recalibrations enable users to tune their Pro Display XDR to a third-party spectroradiometer via features available in the updated firmware. The new calibrations require macOS Cataline 10.15.6 and a supporting spectroradiometer. Apple explains:

The factory display calibration process lets Pro Display XDR users enjoy an exceptional viewing experience right out of the box. If your workflow requires custom calibration, you can fine-tune the calibration of your Pro Display XDR, or recalibrate it for a workflow tuned to a third-party spectroradiometer.

New firmware updates for Apple Pro Display XDR

Here are the release notes of the new Display Firmware 4.2.30 update:

  • Adds support for in-field recalibration of the display using Pro Display XDR Calibrator. Enables specific color workflows that may require custom calibration by an in-house spectroradiometer.
  • Minor stability improvements.

Users will have to install macOS Cataline 10.15.6 to install the firmware update. A restart prompt to apply the update will appear when the Mac is set to download the firmware update. However, if users do not wish to restart their Mac right away, then they will have to do the following:

If you select Not Now in the update prompt or notice that reference modes are missing from the presets menu, you might need to reconnect your display to power. Make sure you’re logged in to a user account in macOS, disconnect your display from power for 30 seconds, then reconnect your display to power.

Measuring and calibrating Apple Pro Display XDR

Once the Mac is updated to the latest version of macOS and is using the updated Display Firmware, users can measure and calibrate their Apple Pro Display XDR via guidelines listed on the dedicated support page, which covers the following fields:

  • Measure the display
  • Fine-tune the calibration
  • Perform in-field calibration
  • Tips for measuring and calibrating the display

The Pro Display retail cost starts from $4,999 from Apple Store and online. The company offers various customization options for users to pick the monitor which suits their need and pockets like standard glass and nano-texture glass, Pro stand, and VESA Mount adaptor.

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