Surface 3 December 2018 update is now live

Microsoft is now rolling out the December 2018 update to Surface 3 devices to improve battery stability and system security.

Surface 3 Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface 3. The following updates are available for all Surface 3 devices with Windows 10, version 1703 or later:

The new firmware update improves battery stability and system security. The update is listed as a “December 6 release” on the Surface 3 Update History page.

  1. Changelog for December 06, 2018 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for December 06, 2018 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
Surface – Firmware – 1.51116.218.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware 1.51116.218.0 Improves battery stability.
Surface – System – 2.1.655.0 Surface Platform Power Driver 2.1.655.0 Improves battery stability.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. -Bluetooth – 15.68.9125.57 Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter 15.68.9125.57 Improves system security.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. -Net – 15.68.9125.57 Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller 15.68.9125.57 Improves system security.

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
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    Release driver updates for Bluetooth and WiFi adapters to improve system security.
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2018
Dec
06
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    Improve battery stability and system security.
May
31
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    Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
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2016
Sep
27
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    Improve modem stability.
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Aug
30
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    Improve modem stability.
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Aug
08
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    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
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    Improve mobile broadband network stability.
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May
31
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    Improve mobile broadband network stability.
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