Surface 3 update history

Note: Some products might not be available in your country or region.

To keep your Surface 3 performing its best, make sure that you have the latest Surface updates.

How to get the update

Surface updates are released in stages – not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be delivered to all devices. If you haven’t received an update, see Install Surface and Windows updates.

Notes: 

  • Firmware updates can’t be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.

  • When you install the latest update, you'll also get all the previous updates if your Surface doesn't have them already. Only updates that apply to Surface will be downloaded and installed.

  • After the updates are installed, restart your device to complete the installation process. To restart your device, select the Start  button, and then select Power  > Restart.

Improvements and fixes in the update

July 2019 updates

July 11 release

The following updates are available for all Surface 3 devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 or greater:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface – Firmware – 1.51116.238.0

Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 1.51116.238.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.

 

May 16 release

The following updates are available for all Surface 3 devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903 or greater:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Bluetooth - 15.68.9127.58

Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth

  • 15.68.9127.58 improves system security.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Net -15.68.9127.58

Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters

  • 15.68.9127.58 improves system security.

December 6 release

The following updates are available for all Surface 3 devices with Windows 10, version 1703 or greater:

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.

May 31 release

The following updates are available for all Surface 3 devices with Windows 10, version 1703 or greater:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface – Firmware – 1.51116.198.0

Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 1.51116.198.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.

Intel Corporation – Display adapters – 20.19.15.4835

Intel(R) HD Graphics – Display adapters

  • 20.19.15.4835 improves compatibility with high resolution external displays on Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

September 27 release

The following updates are available:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Microsoft Driver Update for Surface USB xHCI Host controller

Surface USB xHCI Host controller

  • V1.0.1.1 improves modem stability.

 

The following update is available for all Surface 3 (4G LTE) devices:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Intel Mobile Communications driver update for Intel(R) USB Flash Loader utility

Intel(R) USB Flash Loader utility

  • v1.0.1.2 improves modem stability.

August 30 release

The following update is available for Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe and Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE):

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Intel Corporation driver update for Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

  • v1524.05.50.28 improves modem stability.

August 8 release

The following updates are available:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update 8/8/2016

Surface System Aggregator Firmware

  • v1.0.52500.0 improve proximity sensor for mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections.

Surface UEFI

  • v1.51116.178.0 adds commercial UEFI features and improves stability of the on-screen keyboard.

Surface Pen Settings

  • v12.0.303.1 improves the stability of the pen settings and prepares for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Intel(R) AVStream Camera

  • v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.

Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2401

  • v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.

Microsoft Camera Front

  • v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.

Microsoft Camera Rear

  • v21.10586.6053.549 improves the stability of the camera.

Surface Platform Power Driver

  • v2.1.65.1 improves battery charging.

Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics

Intel(R) HD Graphics

  • v20.19.15.4424 improves system performance in some applications.

 

The following update is available for Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE):

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Intel Corporation driver update for Surface IA7260 Firmware

Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

  • v1544.02.00.28 improves modem stability.

June 22 release

The following update is available for Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE):

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Intel Corporation driver update for Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

  • v1544.2.0.28 (Driver Date 4/25/2016) improves mobile broadband network stability.

May 31 release

The following update is available for Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe and Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE):

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Intel Corporation driver update for Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

  • v1524.5.48.30 improves mobile broadband network stability.

April 13th release

The update will be listed as the following when you view your update history:

  • Intel Corporation driver update for Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

Note: When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

This update is available only for Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T):

  • Surface IA7260 Firmware Update (v1524.5.24.28) improves mobile broadband network stability.

This update is available only for Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE):

  • Surface IA7260 Firmware Update (v1544.2.00.28) improves mobile broadband network stability.

On 3/14/2016 and 5/3/2016 we made a change in how updates are delivered to some Surface 3 devices. When you check for updates in Windows, they may be delivered as multiple updates. Prior to 3/14/2016, those devices would have received a single update called "System Firmware Update 2/4/2016." With this change, if you had not already installed the 2/4 update, it will now be delivered as two updates:

The following update is available for all Surface 3 and Surface 3 4G LTE devices:

  • System Firmware Update 2/4/2016

After 3/14/2016, the following update is available for Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE), Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T), and Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE).

  • Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

After 5/3/2106, the following update is available for Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe and Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE).

  • Surface IA7260 Firmware Update

Notes: 

  • These are the same updates that have been available since 2/4.

  • When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, then please manually check Windows Update later.

  • Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.78.0) recalibrates touch panel.

  • Surface Touch Controller Firmware update (v4.251.60.0) recalibrates touch panel.

  • Surface Platform Power Driver update (v2.1.36.1) improves charging.

January 29 release

The following update will be listed as System Firmware Update 1/29/2016 or System Hardware Update 1/29/2016 when you view your update history.

Note: When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

The following update is available for Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE), Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE), Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T), Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe and Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE):

  • Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.272.0) improves reliability of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile broadband connectivity.

January 19 release

The following update will be listed as System Firmware Update 1/19/2016 when you view your update history.

Note: When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v1.0.51500.0) improves reliability with the Surface 3 Type Cover

  • Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.18.0) adds ability within Windows Power & sleep settings to turn off Wi-Fi during sleep. Improved touch support for UEFI menus and support for 3rd party onscreen keyboards improvements.

  • Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Batter driver update (v1.2.0.2) ensures correct surface driver is installed.

  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.

  • Surface Digitizer Integration driver update (v1.0.1.1) improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen.

  • Surface Pen Pairing driver update (v1.0.1.1) improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen.

  • Audio Device driver update (v604.10135.7777.2109) improves audio quality with some applications.

  • I2S Audio Codec driver update (v6.2.9600.527) improves audio quality with some applications.

  • Serial IO GPIO Controller driver update (v604.10146.2652.3930) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

  • Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver update (v604.10146.2651.1559) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

  • Serial IO I2C ES Controller driver update (v604.10146.2654.3564) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

  • Serial IO SPI Controller driver update (v604.10146.2657.947) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

  • Serial IO UART Controller driver update (v604.10146.2653.391) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

  • Sideband Fabric Device update (v604.10146.2655.573) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

  • Trusted Execution Engine Interface driver update (v2.0.0.1067) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

In addition to the updates list above, the following additional updates are available for Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE), Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE), Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T), Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe and Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE):
 

  • GNSS Bus Driver update (v20.23.8244.18) improves GPS experience.

  • GNSS 47531 Geolocation Sensor driver update (v20.23.8244.18) improves GPS experience.

  • Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.304.0) enhances the Wi-Fi connectivity reliability while mobile broadband is ON.

In addition to the updates list above, the following additional update is available for Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE):
 

  • Surface IA7260 Firmware Update (v1544.01.00.28) improves mobile broadband network stability.

September 29 release

The following update will be listed as Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics when you view your update history.

Note: When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

  • HD Graphics driver update (v10.18.15.4248 dated 8/4/2015) replaces previous driver (dated 6/29/2015) with the same version to address an issue related to DRM playback.

September 18 release

The following update will be listed as System Firmware Update 9/18/2015 when you view your update history.

Note: When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

This update is available only for Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T):

  • Surface Modem Firmware Update (v16.50.17.0) improves mobile broadband network stability.

This update is available only for Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe:

  • Surface Modem Firmware Update (v1521.04.10.0) improves mobile broadband network stability.

July 23 release

The following updates will be listed as System Firmware Update 7/23/2015 when you view your update history.

Note: When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

This update is available only for Surface 3:

  • Surface UEFI update (v1.50410.78.0) adds features to display and add a system asset tag and support for the Surface Cover during PXE boot.

  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

The following updates will be listed as System Firmware Update 6/23/2015 when you view your update history.

Note: When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v1.0.49500.0) improves the experience while using the Surface Cover.

  • Audio Device driver update (v603.9600.2563.61816) enhances audio performance and improves the audio experience on Surface 3.

  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v4.0.112.1) enables new functionality with the Surface app, available for free in Microsoft Store.

  • Camera driver update (v20.9600.3444.120) enhances the image and video quality while using camera.

  • HD Graphics driver update (v10.18.14.4175) improves the display stability and graphics performance.

  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3091.193) improves the system stability and the Wi-Fi connectivity experience, also increases the network download performance.

Known issues and additional information about Surface 3

We are listening. Quality is a top priority, and we want to keep you informed about issues impacting customers.

  • Currently, there are no known issues.

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