AT&T HTC One M8 owners finally get their free Drive storage
Three weeks back we learned about a problem that was affecting new owners of the HTC One M8, but only those picking up the phone for AT&T. You see, HTC had promoted the One M8 as coming with a number of perks, including access to 50GB of free Google Drive storage for the next two years. We certainly wouldn’t buy the One M8 solely because of this promotion, but it was a nice touch, so why not take advantage of it? Problem was, the deal didn’t seem to be working, and HTC confirmed that a “minor technical error” was getting in the way of redemption. HTC promised a fix in mid-May, and now just such a software update is on its way out.
After installing system software 1.58.502.1, AT&T One M8 owners should be resented with the 50GB offer in Drive the next time they use the app. If you’re still not seeing anything post-update, HTC suggests going into app settings and clearing the Drive-specific data; after that you should be good to go.
Beyond just fixing this Drive issue, today’s update also gives the AT&T M8 HTC’s Extreme Power Saving mode, promising serious battery life extension. For full details on just how well that works (or not), check out our full accounting of the feature.
Update: AT&T has confirmed that the update is on its way out.