How to Check Surface Battery Health with Surface Diagnostic Toolkit

Want a nice short summary report about your Surface's battery health, the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit from Microsoft lets you do it in simple steps.

Surface Diagnostic Toolkit: Check Surface Battery Information

Surface Diagnostic Toolkit is an exclusive tool to guides you through a set of software repairs and hardware diagnostics to quickly and efficiently uncover and resolve issues you are experiencing on your supported Surface devices. On top of that, it also lets you look up information about your device, repair common software issues, and validate your Surface hardware.

Today we will show you how to use the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit (SDT) to check your Surface’s battery health information including your Surface power state, battery wear, designed capacity, current capacity, battery cycles, current charge, battery capacity readings history for individual battery in one quick summary report.

Note Surface Diagnostic Toolkit works on all recent Surface devices starting from Surface 3 devices.

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How to Get Surface Diagnostic Toolkit

The Surface Diagnostic Toolkit is a free tool from Microsoft hosted on Microsoft Store. To get it:

  1. Download Surface Diagnostic Toolkit from Microsoft Store here.
  2. Or go to Microsoft Store.
  3. In the Search box, type “Surface Diagnostic Toolkit“.
  4. Click “Free” or “Install” to install the app on your device.
    Download Surface Diagnostic Toolkit

How to Check Surface Battery Health

When the app is installed. To check your Surface battery health information:

  1. Launch the “Surface Diagnostic Toolkit“.
    Open Surface Diagnostic Toolkit
  2. Under the hamburger menu, select “Battery Information.
    Surface Diagnostic Toolkit: Battery Information Menu
  3. Now your Surface battery information will be shown as below.
    Surface Diagnostic Toolkit: Battery Information

According to Microsoft, when a battery has been charged and then discharged, it counts as one cycle.

Examples: If the battery runs down to 60% and then it’s charged to 80%, it doesn’t count as a cycle. if the battery runs down below 10% and then it’s charged to more than 90%, it counts as a cycle.

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