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Surface Pro 4, Surface Book updates fix issues with sleep, screen rotation, battery life and more

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book updates fix issues with sleep, screen rotation, battery life and more
Driver and firmware updates pushed out today to the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book help fix some of the issues that have been frustrating users of both devices. Both models have had a sleeping problem. While traveling with your Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, the device would not go into a deep enough sleep state while in standby mode. As a result, by the time you reached your destination, you would find that you had no battery life remaining on your Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book.

In a blog post, Surface chief Panos Panay wrote that today's Intel driver and firmware update "will help you get the most of the power management options that Surface is designed to offer and continue to make your Surface more productive." To load the update on your Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.

The Surface Pro 4 update should fix any issues you are having with problems to system and display stability, battery life, screen rotation and more. Hopefully, your device will be running just the way you want it to be following the update.

Microsoft driver update for Surface UEFI
Microsoft driver update for Surface Management Engine
Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware
Surface Management Engine update (v11.0.0.1202) improves system stability.
Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v103.1081.260.0) improves accuracy of battery status and battery life during sleep.
Surface UEFI update (v104.1085.768.0) improves battery life and improves stability during power state transition changes into and out of sleep states.
Intel Precise Touch Device driver update (v1.1.0.226) improves stability during power state transition changes into and out of sleep states.
Intel HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4364) improves display stability, system stability and battery life.
Intel Display Audio driver update (v8.20.0.745) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) driver update (v6.0.1.7734) improves system stability.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) Audio Controller driver update (v8.20.0.866) improves system stability.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) OED driver update (v8.20.0.866) improves system stability.
Intel Management Engine Interface driver update (v11.0.0.1176) improves system stability.
Intel Serial IO GPIO Host Controller driver update (v30.63.1603.5) improves auto rotation reliability when tablet mode is turned off.
Intel Serial IO I2C Host Controller driver update (v30.63.1603.5) improves auto rotation-Surface Pro 4 changelist


source: Surface via SlashGear

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posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:11 1

1. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Someone buy me one of these....want so bad :P

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:12 1

2. techperson211 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


I wish they would have this available in our region, such a nice hybrid laptop/tablet. Functionality and Productivity at it's finest.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:16

3. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Send me two and i'll forward one to you xD

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:23

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Is anyone else having weird sleep issues with windows 10. If I close the lid on my laptop, it doesn't go to sleep, but just hibernates. I have tried all possible settings, but it just wouldn't go to sleep. It isn't a hardware issue as ubuntu sleeps just fine on the same laptop.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:28

5. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


My Gigabyte Brix Pro doesn't have this issue nor does my roommates junker laptop, my assumption would be that it's a driver issue. Have you tried going with the manufacturer drivers for your computers hardware instead of the ones installed by default by Windows 10?

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:36 1

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 5264; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Known issue.

http://www.windowscentral.com/some-surface-books-massive-battery-drain-standby

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:37 1

8. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Tyrion is talking about a computer, not a surface.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 01:44

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 5264; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Tyrion's problems happen on all laptop not just Surface. A work around is to disabling hibernate, under command line; cmd
powercfg/h off

follow by creating a shutdown batch file. Shortcut it to taskbar for convenient;
shutdown.exe /s /t 00

Not perfect but suit my purposes.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 02:16 1

15. Mercedes-Benz (limited) (Posts: 383; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


luckily i am on OSX

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 02:19 3

16. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Which has what to do with anything discussed here? Do you even realize how idiotic that is to use as a point? Yeah, you have a locked down set of hardware with little to no variation, so of course the software written for it's going to work!

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 04:20

19. techperson211 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


He just wanted to emphasized he's using a fruity.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 04:26

21. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


I'm a damn fruit, but you don't see me offering to suck every guy on this site off as much as these people do apple...

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 01:18

10. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1031; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


No problems on mine, my setting is "Do nothing" when closing the lid.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 01:20

11. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Well yes, but the issue is that Tyrion wants it to sleep when the lid is closed and it's not doing that correctly.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 02:20

17. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1031; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ohh, yeah, sorry I fast-read, I thought he said no matter what setting didn't work LOL.
Thanks for pointing out

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 02:22

18. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


All good!

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:34

6. Martineverest (Posts: 195; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


Far better than iPad pro. Window hybrid is the future

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 01:13 8

9. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1472; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Don't even bring iPad Pro as a comparison.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 04:21

20. techperson211 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Nothing pro about it.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 01:43

12. SIGPRO (Posts: 1310; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


ipad pro.........what is that?

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 02:14

14. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Some thing that sheeps like.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 05:06

23. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Idiots like.....

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 07:56

24. TerryTerius (Posts: 1456; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I have a dell xps one-27 in my basement. A Nexus 6P as a personal line, iPhone 6s Plus as a work line, and an iMac 5K at work. I've owned the Lumia 920, S3, G3 & S6 Edge in the past, as well as the Note 5 (very briefly, I sold it to my brother and bought the 6P.) I am no sheep or fanboy, yet I love the iPad Pro I'm typing this post on.

Why personal preference is such an affront is something I have difficulty wrapping my head around. Different products work for different people.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 04:42

22. twens (Posts: 953; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That's the most shameful product Apple ever made. Funny I don't even hear or read about it on the internet anymore. It's like it doesn't even exist. Lol

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