Microsoft Releases 4/18/2017 Firmware Update for Surface Pro 3 (Improving Battery Life)

Microsoft rolled out another major firmware update to Surface Pro 3 for April 2017. It is about to improve overall system stability and battery life. You can now get this new firmware update on Windows Update.

Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update for April 18, 2017

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a great device that leads Microsoft Surface success in the 2-in-1 tablet market. Moreover, this 3 years old device still performs really well on Windows 10 with Creators Update. Today, Microsoft releases another firmware update that will improve your Surface Pro 3 system stability and battery life.

This new firmware update will bump the Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware version to the 38.12.70.0.

According to on Surface Pro 3 history page, here are the full details for April 18, 2017, update for Surface Pro 3:

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 38.12.70.0Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • 38.12.70.0 improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.

In addition, Microsoft also provides more information about overall device attribute benefits from this update as below:

Value IndicatorScore
SecurityNA
Reliability+
ConnectivityNA
CompatibilityNA
PerformanceNA
Battery Life+

How to get this new firmware update?

You can get this new Firmware Update by:

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

If your Surface Pro 3 hasn’t yet installed the update, it should be displayed on the Windows Update now. Otherwise, it’s good to see our device getting better with the new firmware update from Microsoft.