Surface Go gets new (September 15, 2020) firmware updates

Microsoft is now rolling out the September 2020 update to Surface Go devices to improve battery Smart Charging reliability, camera experience, and Surface Dock 2 reliability, and facilitates power and thermal-related data analysis.

Surface Go Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface Go. The latest update is available for all Surface Go devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Version 1903, or later.

The new firmware update will improve battery Smart Charging reliability, camera experience, and Surface Dock 2 reliability, and facilitates power and thermal-related data analysis. The update is listed as a “September 15 release” on the Surface Go Update History page.

  1. Changelog for September 15, 2020 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for September 15, 2020 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 Version and Update
Surface – Firmware – 1.1.18.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware 1.1.18.0

*Improves battery Smart Charging reliability, and addresses security updates.

Intel – Camera – 30.18305.6.12414 Intel AVStream Camera 2500 – System devices 30.18305.6.12414

Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Intel Corporation – System – 30.18305.6.12414 Intel Microsoft Camera Front -System devices 30.18305.6.12414

Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Intel Corporation – System – 30.18305.6.12414 Intel Microsoft Camera IR – System devices 30.18305.6.12414

Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Intel Corporation – System – 30.18305.6.12414 Intel Microsoft Camera Rear – System devices 30.18305.6.12414

Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Intel Corporation – System – 30.18305.6.12414 Intel Camera – Control Logic -System devices 30.18305.6.12414

Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Intel Corporation – System – 30.18305.6.12414 Intel Camera – CSI2 Host Controller Driver – System devices 30.18305.6.12414

Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Intel – System – 30.18305.6.12414 Intel Camera – Imaging Signal Processor 2500 -System devices 30.18305.6.12414

Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Intel – SoftwareComponent – 1.60.155.0 Intel® iCLS Client – Software components 1.60.155.0

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel – System – 1952.14.0.1470 Intel® Management Engine Interface -System devices 1952.14.0.1470

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface – Extension – 5.5.0.0 (Firmware update extension) – no Device Manager notes 5.5.0.0

Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability and addresses system bugcheck.

Surface – System – 1.29.137.0 Surface System Telemetry Driver -System devices 1.29.137.0

Facilitates power and thermal-related data analysis.

Surface – Firmware – 2.49.139.0 Surface Dock Firmware Update – Firmware 2.49.139.0

Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability and addresses system bugcheck.

Surface – Firmware – 11.8.77.3664 Surface ME – Firmware 11.8.77.3664

Addresses security updates and improves system 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 Go 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 Go from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface Go Update History

2022
Nov
11
  • Surface Go Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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Sep
15
  • Surface Go Image
    Addresses "No bootable device" startup error.
    View
May
04
  • Surface Go Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
    View
2021
Aug
12
  • Surface Go Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
    View
Mar
05
  • Surface Go Image
    Improves graphics and system stability.
    View
2020
Sep
15
  • Surface Go Image
    Improve battery Smart Charging reliability, camera experience, and Surface Dock 2 reliability, and facilitates power and thermal-related data analysis.
May
15
  • Surface Go Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
    View
2019
Jul
23
  • Surface Go Image
    Resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.
    View
Jul
12
  • Surface Go Image
    Resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013
    View
Jun
04
  • Surface Go Image
    Improves device pen support.
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Jan
24
  • Surface Go Image
    Resolves intermittent Pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip, post Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Use the Surface Pen Checker Tool to verify that the Pen’s firmware was successfully updated.
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2018
Nov
09
  • Surface Go Image
    3.0.10.1 resolves intermittent pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip, post Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Use the Surface Pen Checker Tool to verify that the Pen’s firmware was successfully updated.
    View
Oct
22
  • Surface Go Image
    Improves display calibration addressing incorrect power setting behaviors associated with Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
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Aug
02
  • Surface Go Image
    1.0.3 improves system stability.
    View
Feb
28
  • Surface Go Image
    10.25.0.10 improves system stability.
    View
Feb
19
  • Surface Go Image
    10.25.0.10 improves system stability.
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