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U.S. and Canadian HTC One (M8) users receive update that will save battery life

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U.S. and Canadian HTC One (M8) users receive update that will save battery life
Outside of the U.S. and Canada, the HTC One (M8) featured an Extreme Power Saving Mode. With this feature enabled, all but the most important parts of the phone are shut down, saving battery life. How much battery life does it save? Glad you asked. With the EPSM switch turned on, HTC One (M8) users receive an extra 24 hours of standby time, taking into consideration the odd call or text.

But as we said, HTC One (M8) units in North America did not have the feature, that is, until now. The FCC was concerned about the ability of the phone to make emergency calls in the low power mode. But the FCC is now satisfied, and the Extreme Power Saving Mode is making its way to U.S. and Canadian versions of HTC's new flagship phone, via a 149.85MB update. To get to the update, you need to go to Settings > About > Software and see if you can grab the update manually.

Besides adding the Extreme Power Saving Mode, the update also comes with some goodies for the camera and the gallery. The new build number is 1.55.631.4, and HTC suggests using a Wi-Fi connection to download and install the update.

The HTC One (M8) in the U.S. and Canada, is receiving an update that includes the Extreme Power Saving Mode

The HTC One (M8) in the U.S. and Canada, is receiving an update that includes the Extreme Power Saving Mode


source: MobileSyrup

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posted on 23 Apr 2014, 13:37 2

1. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Awesome! The best just got better. Good job HTC.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 14:37 1

6. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Yup .
Now is coming update for 8MP-13MP camera , smaller bezels, bigger and swappable battery, lighter device and better S801 , and stronger ALUMINUM

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:51

8. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


So it was the FCC and not the carriers (or HTC since people kept blaming them) that were to blame for the delay. I mean it sounds decent of them to look out for the emergency call aspect but the extreme power mode shouldn't have caused any issue in the first place.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 13:42 1

2. babyboy14622 (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


No update for my phone yet?!?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 13:51 1

3. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


be patient kakaroto

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 13:53 1

4. HTCOE (Posts: 524; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


no update yet...but other than this news... the only issue i have is finding and buying a Black HTC Dot View case... i wish LifeProof designed one for them

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 14:37 1

5. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)


even better battery life? EPICNESS!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:12

7. 504chino (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


No update on my t-mobile HTC one m8 yet

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:52

9. NoFanboy (Posts: 241; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Doubt it'll be out on vzw soon . We just got an update last week.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 19:03

12. countryashell334 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


Same thing I was thinking...

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:54

10. NoFanboy (Posts: 241; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


After reading the source link it seems this is only for Canadian wireless so far

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:39

11. phatdaddio21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


No update on mine yet ,, it will make the best even better ,,so I hope to get it soon

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 22:15

13. Rager722 (Posts: 230; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


No update on my AT&T One yet...

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 16:31

14. phatdaddio21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


Haven't got a update from verizon about camera or battery life for my HTC 1 and I'm thinking we might not even get it as I've called them and was told they knew nothing about it

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