Surface Pro 3 gets its first firmware update in three months [Update]

Microsoft today released a firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, the first in over three months.

Sadly, today's update is a bit of a mystery. The company hasn't yet updated its Surface Pro 3 Update History page to reflect what's part of the new firmware, which isn't uncommon.

Users have recently begun complaining about battery issues with the device. In fact, Microsoft issued a statement to Neowin that it was a top priority to fix the issue, so it's possible that this update fixes that problem. Of course, we won't know for sure until Microsoft confirms it.

The company also released firmware and driver updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Book a week ago. Those contained quite a few fixes.

If you're a Surface Pro 3 owner, head over to Windows Update and check for updates. You'll find one there, and it definitely fixes something. Of course, when we find out the specifics, you'll be the first to know.

Update: Microsoft has now updated the Update History page. Here's what's new:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update – 7/21/2016

Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware

  • v3.9.850.0 increases battery life during sleep mode and improves keyboard stability.

Surface Pro UEFI

  • v3.11.1450.0 improves system sleep and hibernation behavior when battery level is low.

Surface Fingerprint Sensor

  • v2.2.10.8 improves finger print touch stability coming out of sleep.

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

  • v10.18.14.4414 addresses cases of display flickering.

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Integration

  • v1.1.359.0 increases keyboard reliability coming out of reboot.

Surface Type Cover Integration

  • v1.1.362.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

Surface Type Cover Filter

  • v1.1.388.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

Realtek High Definition Audio

  • v6.0.1.7642 improves the audio quality for the JAWS screen reader.

Surface Accessory Firmware Update

  • v1.1.382.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

Surface Keyboard Backlight

  • v1.1.365.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

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