Surface Pro 4 with red Type Cover

Surface Pro 4 May 2017 firmware update releases

Surface Pro 4 picks up a new firmware update in May with fixes and improvements — Here's what's new.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet is getting a new firmware update in May. This new release brings a number of driver updates to improve battery life during sleep, hibernation, fixes brightness issues, and it optimizes touch functionalities.

According to the company’s changelog in the Surface Pro 4 Update History support page, these are all new improvements and fixes:

  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware: 103.1684.256.0 improves battery life during sleep.
  • Intel Precise Touch Device: disables touch when cover is closed, and improves stability.
  • Surface Integration: adjusts system Hibernation defaults.
  • Surface Touch Servicing ML: 1.0.724.0 optimizes touch functionality.
  • Surface System Aggregator: 103.1610.256.0 resolves screen brightness issue when device comes out of sleep.
  • Surface UEFI: 106.1624.768.0 refines brightness settings.
  • Surface Touch: optimizes touch functionality.

The new May 2017 firmware update for Surface Pro 4 will download and install automatically. However, if you have not received the update on your Surface, then go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and try to force the download manually.

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