April Firmware Update brings Surface Dial On-Screen Support to Surface Pro 4

Microsoft finally brings the on-screen support for Surface Dial to all Surface Pro 4 devices via the latest firmware update rolled out today. You can now get this new firmware updates on Windows Update.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Update

It’s been a long time promised that Microsoft said to bring on-screen support for Surface Dial to the previous generation of Surface Pro and Surface Book. Now the wait is over for Surface Pro 4 users, you can now enjoy the more natural way of Surface Dial on-screen controls.

Microsoft today has rolled out a bunch of firmware and drivers update to its digitizer and touch system. Those updates will bring the on-screen support for Surface Dial and improve overall touch accuracy on Surface Pro 4.

As always, all new firmware updates for Surface Pro 4 are listed on the Surface Pro 4 update history page. Here is all detail information about this April, 12th firmware updates:

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager Name
Surface – Human Interface Device – 2.0.313.0Surface Type Cover Filter Device

  • 2.0.313.0 enables on-screen support for Surface Dial.
Surface – Firmware – 105.0.106.8Surface Type Cover Filter Device

  • 105.0.106.8 enables on-screen support for Surface Dial and improves touch accuracy.
Surface – System – 2.0.2.0Surface Type Cover Filter Device

  • 2.0.2.0 enables on-screen support for Surface Dial.
Surface – System – 1.0.821.0Surface Touch Servicing ML – System

  • 1.0.821.0 enables on-screen support for Surface Dial and improves touch accuracy.

Microsoft also provides more information about overall device attribute benefits from this update as well:

Value IndicatorScore
SecurityNA
Reliability+
ConnectivityNA
CompatibilityNA
Performance+
Battery LifeNA

How to get this new Firmware Updates

You can get this new Firmware Update by:

  • Go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update
  • Click on Check for updates

If your new Surface Pro 4 hasn’t yet installed the updates, it should be displayed in the Windows Update now.

Alternatively, you can also download this update as .msi files from the Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware page at Microsoft Download Center.

Source: Surface Blog for IT Pros