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Learn how to turn your Surface on, shut it down, restart and wake it, and put it into different power saving states. For general info about these power states and to learn how to change them, see Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC.

Turn on and wake 

To turn on or wake your Surface, press the power button and wait a few seconds. To find out where the power button is located, find out which Surface model you have, then see the Features page for it.

On, off, sleep, and restart

Here’s a quick overview of the power states for Surface.

On or wake

Press and release the power button on your Surface.
If nothing happens, connect the power supply and press the power button again. If your Surface still doesn’t turn on, see Surface won’t turn on or start.

Off or shut down

Do either of the following:

  • Select Start  > Power  > Shut down.

  • Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds, and then swipe down.

    If that doesn’t work, press and hold the power button until the screen turns off (about 10 seconds), and then release the power button.

Sleep

Do any of the following:

  • Press and release the power button on your Surface.

  • Don’t use your Surface for a few minutes.

  • Select Start Power Sleep.

  • Close your Type Cover or keyboard.

  • Close your Surface Book, Surface Laptop, or Surface Laptop Studio.

Restart

Select Start  > Power  > Restart.

Force a shut down and restart your Surface

See Force a shutdown and restart your Surface.

Notes: 

  • You can also press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, select Power in the lower-right corner, and choose Sleep, Shut down, or Restart.

  • From the desktop, press and hold (or right-click) the Start button in the lower-left corner, select Shut down or sign out, and choose an option.

Wake and unlock

There are several ways to wake your Surface:

  • Press any key on your Surface Type Cover or keyboard.

  • Press any key on your Surface Book, Surface Laptop Studio, or Surface Laptop keyboard.

  • Press and release the power button on your Surface.

  • Open the lid on your Surface and wait for the screen to turn on.

  • On your Surface Laptop Studio, in Stage or Studio mode, tap anywhere on the screen.

To unlock your Surface:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen or press a key.

  2. At the sign-in screen, enter your password. Your Surface is now ready to use.
    If you need help signing in, see Sign in to and out of your Surface.

Lock

To lock your Surface, do any of the following:

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Lock.

  • Press the Windows logo key + L.

  • Select Start , select your account picture, then select Lock.

Learn how to turn your Surface on, shut it down, restart and wake it, and put it into different power saving states. For general info about these power states and to learn how to change them, see Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC.

Turn on and wake 

To turn on or wake your Surface, press the power button and wait a few seconds. To find out where the power button is located, find out which Surface model you have, then see the Features page for it.

On, off, sleep, hibernate and restart

Here’s a quick overview of the power states for Surface.

On or wake

Press and release the power button on your Surface.
If nothing happens, connect the power supply and press the power button again. If your Surface still doesn’t turn on, see Surface won’t turn on or start.

Off or shut down

Do either of the following:

  • Select Start  > Power  > Shut down.

  • Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds, and then swipe down.

    If that doesn’t work, press and hold the power button until the screen turns off (about 10 seconds), and then release the power button.

Sleep

Do any of the following:

  • Press and release the power button on your Surface.

  • Don’t use your Surface for a few minutes.

  • Select Start  > Power Sleep.

  • Close your Type Cover or keyboard.

  • Close your Surface Book or Surface Laptop.

Hibernate

If you don't use your Surface for several hours, it will hibernate. Hibernation is disabled on Surface Studio.

Restart

Select Start  > Power  > Restart.

Force a shut down and restart your Surface

See Force a shutdown and restart your Surface.

Notes: 

  • You can also press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, select Power in the lower-right corner, and choose Sleep, Shut down, or Restart.

  • From the desktop, press and hold (or right-click) the Start button in the lower-left corner, select Shut down or sign out, and choose an option.

Wake and unlock

There are several ways to wake your Surface:

  • Press any key on your Surface Type Cover or keyboard.

  • Press any key on your Surface Book or Surface Laptop keyboard.

  • Press and release the power button on your Surface.

  • Open the lid on your Surface and wait for the screen to turn on.

To unlock your Surface:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen or press a key.

  2. At the sign-in screen, enter your password. Your Surface is now ready to use.
    If you need help signing in, see Sign in to and out of your Surface.

Lock

To lock your Surface, do any of the following:

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Lock.

  • Press the Windows logo key +L.

  • Select Start , select your account picture, then select Lock.

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