Surface Pro 3 gets firmware update (September 10, 2018) to improve battery life

Microsoft rolled out another firmware update to Surface Pro 3 for September 2018. It will improve Surface Pro 3's battery life when not in use. You can now get this new firmware update on Windows Update.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Update

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the first successful Surface device that is widely used by consumer and enterprise customers. Despite its 4 years old, Microsoft is still continuing to provide firmware updates to the device. Likewise, my sister’s Surface Pro 3 can handle well for the day-to-day tasks at her workplace.

Today, Microsoft has rolled out another firmware update to all Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or greater. This new update will improve your Surface Pro 3 battery life while you’re not using it.

1A complete changelog of Surface Pro 3 firmware updates (10 September 2018)

According to Surface Pro 3 history page, here are the full details for September 10, 2018 update for Surface Pro 3:

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 3.11.2550.0Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 3.11.2550.0 improves battery stability for devices, not in use.
Surface – Firmware – 38.14.80.0Surface Embedded Controller Firmware – Firmware

  • 38.14.80.0 improves battery stability for devices, not in use.
Surface – System – 2.0.1350.0Surface Integration – System devices

  • 2.0.1350.0 improves battery stability for devices, not in use.

2 Updating your Surface Pro 3 via Windows Update

You can get this new Firmware Update by:

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update
  2. Click on Check for updates

If your Surface Pro 3 didn’t have the update installed yet, it should appear on the Windows Update page now.

3 Downloading the update from Microsoft Download Center

Either way, you can also download the latest cumulative driver and firmware update for Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Download Center.

Surface Pro 3 Drivers and Firmware page