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

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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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. newbey123

Posts: 698; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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

6. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

8. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

2. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No update for my phone yet?!?

3. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

be patient kakaroto

4. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 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

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

even better battery life? EPICNESS!

7. 504chino

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

No update on my t-mobile HTC one m8 yet

9. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

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

12. countryashell334

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Same thing I was thinking...

10. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

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

11. phatdaddio21

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

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

13. Rager722

Posts: 621; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

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

14. phatdaddio21

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 17, 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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