Microsoft's June Surface firmware and driver upgrades focus on battery life once again

Almost every month Microsoft releases new firmware and driver updates for its Surface line of devices and June is no exception. Those sporting a Surface Pro 4, Surface 3 LTE or a Surface Book should check for updates.

This month’s updates seem to focus on stability and battery life, like many of the previous updates have done as well. Microsoft continues to try and fix some of the issues that its Surface line of devices have had when it comes to battery life and the “connected standby” energy feature.

According to the official notes these are the improvements you can look forward to:

Surface Book

  • Improved system stability when resuming from sleep or hibernation
  • Optimized battery use in connected standby
  • Fewer unexpected shutdowns while device is sleeping
  • Resolved issue where touch screen remained active when clipboard is closed against keyboard

Surface Pro 4

  • Improved system stability when resuming from sleep or hibernation
  • Optimized battery use in connected standby
  • Resolved issue where touch screen remained active when clipboard is closed against keyboard

Surface 3 LTE

  • Improved reliability of mobile broadband connectivity

Depending on your device, when updating, you’ll see up to three driver packages, these being: Microsoft driver update for Surface UEFI, Microsoft driver update for Surface Base Firmware Update, Microsoft driver update for Surface Integration.

The updates started rolling out at the beginning of the week but they usually take a few days before reaching all devices, so you might have to wait another day or two in case they’re not showing up just yet.

Let us know in the comments below if you’re seeing marked improvements to your devices after this latest round of updates.

Source: Microsoft Via: MSPU

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