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.



source: Surface via SlashGear

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Surface Pro 4
  • Display 12.3" 2736 x 1824 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core-i7
  • Storage 1000 GB

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24 Comments

1. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

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

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

3. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

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

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.

5. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 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?

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

8. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Tyrion is talking about a computer, not a surface.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

15. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

luckily i am on OSX

16. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 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!

19. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

21. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 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...

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

11. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

18. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

All good!

6. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Far better than iPad pro. Window hybrid is the future

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Don't even bring iPad Pro as a comparison.

20. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Nothing pro about it.

12. SIGPRO

Posts: 2809; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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

14. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Some thing that sheeps like.

23. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Idiots like.....

24. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

22. twens

Posts: 1153; Member since: Feb 25, 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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