News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 08, 2014.
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One of the marquee features of the HTC One M8 is the optional Extreme Power Saving Mode that can dramatically extend battery life on the recently released smartphone. However, most U.S. residents have been unable to access the Extreme option because carriers did not approve the feature until now. Sprint has become the first US carrier to debut EPS Mode courtesy of an over-the-air update currently being pushed out to users. The changelog uses generic terms like "General stability improvement" but users who have downloaded the 115 MB update confirm that the battery-boosting feature is present.
Battery life on the HTC One M8 is good, as I stated in my One M8 review, but there's always room for improvement. Extreme Power Saving improves the battery staying power by shutting down all non-essential features. The phone enters into a special mode that shuts push notifications, background processes, and other battery-draining features. The phone focuses on communication features and lets users make phone calls, access SMS or email, view calendars, and use the calculator. It's possible to get 15 hours of battery life on only 5 percent charge when in EPS Mode. A 10 percent battery level lasts 30 hours, and 20 percent 60 hours. It's basically a last resort option that can keep your phone in communication with others when an extended stay away from an outlet threatens your phone.
Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update to check for an update now.via: Softpedia
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.