Like many of you, I was pretty excited after T-Mobile made the Android 4.4.2 update (KitKat) available to the HTC One. After installing it, things seemed OK at first, and I was pleased with the new Sense tweaks.....Then my battery started to die. Rapido.
With my phone in my hand and my wifi base-station 8 feet away, I could see the One constantly losing association and reconnecting. I use Wifi Calling at home, so this would drop that, reconnect, fire up the GPS, and register for Wifi Calling again. Over and over and over. This was the cause of my battery drain.
Luckily, all of that is in the past. The work around is dumb and so is the bug.
If you change your device name to "HTC One" in Wi-Fi Direct settings, this bug will go away. Your wifi will return to normal and all will be good with your battery usage. I've included a photo for people who don't know what I'm talking about.
A certified Creole coonass just trying to get by. I live in San Francisco and work as a digital plumber for the joint that runs this thing. (www.weebly.com)