5 ways to extend the HTC One M9's battery life

5 ways to extend the HTC One M9's battery life
The HTC One M9 is a joy to have, but it's not a smartphone that can easily last you through 8 hours of enthusiastic use. Thankfully, there is a good number of ways to ensure your metallic friend gets you through the day, or in the worst case scenario, provides precious minutes of functionality when its battery percentage hits single digits. The easiest one is to get an ample battery pack, of course, but these aren't always convenient and do nothing to make the HTC One M9 less power hungry. So, here are five things you should consider in order to improve the flagship's battery life from the inside.

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. waddup121 unregistered

6. Flash a Custom Kernel to hopefully see any better results.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

The reason m9 gets bad battery life is not due to software. It's due to the lack of panel self refresh. I have no idea why HTC removed it as it was present in m8. Maybe cost cutting. Panel self refresh saves a ton of power on LCD panels while displaying static image. I don't think that can be fixed with a kernel update. HTC optimization is pretty good besides that.

5. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

My tip for improving the battery in the HTC M9 is simple and easy: get rid of it. Pick yourself up a galaxy s6 edge. The best phone on the market.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

I won't buy an S6 edge and M9 isn't even available in my country.

11. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Doesn't expect more from a fan of Samsung what you name your self ? S.B.S Samsung's balls sucker? What the f**k you do on the HTC article Since Samsung don't pay you go S.B.S GO AWAY!!!

21. zkyevolved

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 06, 2015


8. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

How do you know it lacks panel self refresh or that the M8 had it?

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Anandtech review.

4. QWERTYslider unregistered

Battery life isn't an issue when you have a spare battery. Non-removable batteries = FAIL

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

right ok, spam!

2. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

HTC is gonna go down hard this year

7. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Improving the M9 in anything is easy. Keep it as far away from HTC as possible during development. Outsource it to Foxconn or Huawei or something like Nokia is doing with their new products.

12. note4

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

just samsung

13. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I will direct you and all Samsung fan boys who what's to talk about Samsung here to comment 11. Thank you for your understanding. (and by that i mean not understanding)

14. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Wow, i thought the whole point of having a 1080p display was to imrove battery life. Smh

15. gaming64 unregistered

Wait, I thought the M9 had no battery? O.o

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

still better than ip6 even without battery.

16. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Number 6 .... I am still using the HTC One Max ... Although I have an M8 I prefer that Max because the battery life is great

19. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

"consider disabling any apps and functionality you don't use often." Why this is better than "Force Close"? If you rarely use the app,then it would be easier to find it in app drawer while forced close instead of going to find it in settings>apps> and enable it and then find it on app drawer. If you force close an app then it won't work even if you restart your phone (except maybe if you take out the battery or turned it off by pressing both Power key + volume down even then you can press greenify). In short I think you must use force close(greenify) instead of disabling any app.

20. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Im actually suprised my comparison videos stating that the Galaxy S6 has a longer battery life compared to the One M9. Most probably due to the Snapdragon 810 chip.

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