How to Properly Shut Down a Surface Laptop

Don't know how to shut down your Surface Laptop in a proper way. Here are the recommended practices to correctly shut down your Surface Laptop.

How to Shut Down a Surface Laptop

There are many ways to shut down or turn off your Surface Laptop when you finished your work and you want to make sure that your laptop is completely turned off without draining more battery. It’s also a good idea to restart your laptop once a week to make sure your laptop can install any pending updates and refresh your system memory to improve your laptop’s performance.

Today we will show you the two common methods to properly shut down your Surface Laptop:

  1. Why do you need to properly shut down your Surface Laptop?
  2. How to shut down your Surface Laptop via Start Menu?
  3. How to shut down your Surface Laptop via Power Button?

1Why do you need to properly shut down your Surface Laptop?

Here are several reasons that you will need to properly shut down your :

  1. Apply and install all pending firmware, drivers, and Windows updates.
  2. Refresh your laptop’s system resources for faster performance.
  3. Preventing battery drain issues.
  4. Preventing device from overheating when keeping in the bag.
Important Make sure you save all your work before you shut down your computer or you might lose your unsaved documents when you shut down your laptop.

2How to shut down your Surface Laptop via Start Menu?

To shut down your Surface Laptop via Start Menu, do the following:

Shutdown a PC on Windows 11

Shut down Surface via Start Menu

  1. Select the Start icon on the bottom left of the screen.
  2. Select the Power button next to the start menu.
  3. Select the “Shut down” button from the pop-up list.

3How to shut down your Surface Laptop via Power Button?

Every Surface device has a power button and you can shut down your Surface Laptop via the power button too. To do so:

Surface Laptop 3 Power Button

Power Button location on Surface Laptop 1-5

Surface Laptop Studio Power Button

Power Button location on Surface Laptop Studio

Surface Laptop Go Power Button

Power Button location on Surface Laptop Go 1-2

Surface Laptop SE Power Button

Power Button location on Surface Laptop SE

  1. Press and hold the Power button (about 3s).
  2. Wait until you see the message “Slide to shut down your PC”.
    Slide to shut down your PC
  3. Use your finger to slide the lock screen down to shut down your device
  4. Or use your mouse pointer to click, hold, and move the lock screen down to shut down your device.
Note If you want to go back without shutting down your device, press any key or just slide the lock screen up to go back.