How to Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on Windows 11

One of the new features in Windows 11 is Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) which allows using the Laptop or PC to lower the refresh rate and save battery. The lower refresh rate will compromise the display quality, but you can use the devices for a longer time. Also, you can boost it whenever you needed the most.

On Windows 10, we have only a limited choice to switch refresh rates between 60 – 120Hz, but now DDR is available for all Windows 11 users. In this guide, I will explain to you how to enable dynamic refresh rate or DRR on your PC running Windows 11. 

Current generation laptops and PCs are having 120 Hz and above refresh rates for smooth scrolling and animations. Moreover, high DDR is draining the battery faster than usual. It requires the WDDM 3.0 driver to use in your system that is available with the update of Windows 11. The DDR in Windows 11 automatically analyzes your activity and changes the refresh rate according to the requirement, such as any documentation work it works on 60Hz and 120Hz for gaming.

How to Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on Windows 11

How to Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on Windows 11

Refresh Rate stands for frame per second and for how many times the screen refreshes the content on the system, just like the smartphone nowadays. The ideal refresh rate is 60 Hz for any standard work. However, the more refresh rate allows smoothness and better display quality. As per Microsoft, DDR is currently supported by limited apps like MS Office, MS Edge, MS whiteboard, MS photos, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Snip and Sketch, MS To-Do, Drawboard PDF, etc. But Microsoft also mentions that the DDR will support more apps in the future.

Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on Windows 11

Click on Start Menu and search the Settings or press the windows +i button together.

Now click on System and then go to the Display option.

Next, under the Related settings, click on Advanced display.

Select the Dynamic option from the drop-down menu on the next page of Advance display settings.

How to Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on Windows 11

By the above process, you can enable the DDR on Windows 11 also if you want to disable the DDR and fix the refresh rate, below steps.

Disable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on Windows 11

Click on Start Menu and search the Settings or press the windows +i button together.

Now click on System and then go to the Display option.

Next, under the Related settings, click on Advanced display.

After that, select a static value like 60 Hz or 120 Hz from the drop-down menu.

This process will stop changing the refresh rate by Windows 11. If you can find any settings to change the refresh rate, your system is not compatible with variable refresh rates, or DDR does not support the driver.


Dynamic Refresh Rate or DRR plays an important role in how you interact with your computer. A high refresh rate is important if you play games or deal with multimedia content. It’s great that Windows 11 gives it users the dedicated option to choose between different refresh rate on the PC. In case you have any issues with understanding the process, you may comment down below. Our technical team will help you out.

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