Microsoft has been rolling out a number of firmware updates for its Surface line, and today, February 5th, Surface 3 is getting a new firmware that improves battery charging and touch panel.
The update is labeled “System Firmware Update – 2/4/2016” and it’s available immediately through Windows Update. You can check below exactly what’s new in the February 2016 update for Surface 3.
What’s new in the Surface 3 February 2016 firmware update
- Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.78.0) recalibrates touch panel.
- Surface Touch Controller Firmware update (v18.104.22.168) recalibrates touch panel.
- Surface Platform Power Driver update (v22.214.171.124) improves charging.
As always, Surface 3 will receive and install the new firmware automatically, but you can force the update by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and tapping the Check for updates button.
Remember that Microsoft is running a promotional offer on Surface 3 to save $100 on various retailers including Microsoft Store and Amazon, which you could always use toward the purchase of a Type Cover.
Source Surface Update History