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Surface Pro 4, Surface Book Battery Drain Issue Not Resolved With The Firmware Update

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book Battery Drain Issue Not Resolved With The Firmware Update
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Surface Pro 4, Surface Book Battery Drain Issue Not Resolved With The Firmware Update

It’s been quite some time that Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book users are complaining about battery draining, machines not properly sleeping, and freezing of the keyboard and mouse. As always, customers were expecting that Surface Pro 4, Surface Book battery drain issue would be solved when the January firmware update rolls out.

As reported by PCWorld, Microsoft addressed the Surface devices’ sleep issue and said that it is, “a very hard computer science problem to solve especially with new silicon,” and the company will release an update in the New Year (i.e., 2016) to resolve the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book battery drain issue.

The firmware update for the month of January 2016 has been rolled out but unfortunately, Microsoft has not addressed Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book battery drain issue. All Microsoft Surface users can do is wait for another firmware update to roll out and hope that at least this update will fix Windows 10 Surface devices’ sleep issues that are eating up the battery.

The January 2016 firmware update aims to improve the user experience. As listed on Microsoft’s website, here are the changes that the Surface Book firmware update has introduced:

  1. Surface Embedded Controller Firmware (v88.899.256.0) adds battery charging enhancements and thermal tuning.
  2. Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5Ghz networks.
  3. Surface DTX driver update (v1.3.202.0) improves detection of the Surface keyboard to the clipboard.
  4. NVIDIA GeForce GPU update (v10.18.13.5914) improves stability (available only for devices that have “the optional NVIDIA GeForce GPU discrete graphics chip”)

Here are the changes for Surface Pro 4:

  1. Surface Embedded Controller Firmware (v103.899.256.0) adds battery charging enhancements and thermal tuning.
  2. Surface Fingerprint Sensor driver update (v2.2.10.6) improves accuracy.
  3. Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5Ghz networks.

Also Read: New Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pen On Sale; Price And Availability Details

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