Surface 3 September 2016 update now rolling out

Microsoft is rolling out new firmware updates to Surface 3 devices to improve modem stability.

Surface 3 Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface 3. The following updates are available:

The new firmware update improves modem stability. The update is listed as a “September 27 release” on the Surface 3 Update History page.

  1. Changelog for September 27, 2016 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for September 27, 2016 Updates

Below is the complete changelog provided by Microsoft for the new updates. It includes the name and version listed in the Windows Updates and the name listed in Device Manager.

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Microsoft Driver Update for Surface USB xHCI Host controller Surface USB xHCI Host controller V1.0.1.1 improves modem stability.

Here is the changelog for the update for all Surface 3 (4G LTE) devices:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Intel Mobile Communications driver update for Intel(R) USB Flash Loader utility Intel(R) USB Flash Loader utility v1.0.1.2 improves modem stability.

Getting the Updates via Windows Update

You can get this new Firmware Update via Windows Updates, as we detailed here:
On Windows 11:
  1. Go to Start > Settings (Win + I) Open Settings app on Windows 11
  2. Go to Windows Update and click on the Check for updates button Check for updates on Windows 11
On Windows 10:
  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & security Windows 10 Settings > Update & Security
  2. From the Windows Update tab, click Check for updates Windows 10 - Check for updates
If your Surface 3 didn't receive the update, it should appear on the Windows Update list by now.

Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Alternatively, you can download the latest cumulative driver and firmware update for Surface 3 from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface 3 Update History

2019
Jul
11
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    Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.
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May
16
  • Surface 3 Image
    Release driver updates for Bluetooth and WiFi adapters to improve system security.
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2018
Dec
06
  • Surface 3 Image
    Improve battery stability and system security.
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May
31
  • Surface 3 Image
    Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
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2016
Sep
27
  • Surface 3 Image
    Improve modem stability.
Aug
30
  • Surface 3 Image
    Improve modem stability.
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Aug
08
  • Surface 3 Image
    Improve battery charging, the stability of the camera, pen settings, the on-screen keyboard in UEFI, and the proximity sensor for mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections.
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Jun
22
  • Surface 3 Image
    Improve mobile broadband network stability.
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May
31
  • Surface 3 Image
    Improve mobile broadband network stability.
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