If you're an AT&T customer with the HTC One (M8)
, we have some great news. An update that contains the battery sipping Extreme Power Saving Mode is heading to your phone, and could be there as soon as today. The update to AT&T users of the device, comes a bit more than a month since Sprint users were the first in the states to receive the new features
The Extreme Power Saving Mode, which was already loaded on the phone out of the box on overseas units, shuts off all of the power eating applications and leaves your phone able to make/take calls, and send texts. With the EPS mode on, the battery loses about 1% of life every three hours. HTC claims that the setting will let your phone run up to 40% longer. Samsung has a similar Ultra Savings Mode that will allow 10% of battery life to last for 24 hours.
The update also fixes a bug that prevents the HTC One (M8) from using the free 50GB of cloud storage from Google Drive, that buyers of the phone are entitled to. It also adds more effects for the Duo Camera.
So keep an eye peeled for the update, which will be coming at you OTA. The battery life you save might just be your own!