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Learn how to turn your Surface on, shut it down, restart and wake it, and put it into a power-saving state
Power button on Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2
Power button on Surface 3
Power button on Surface Pro 3
Power button on Surface Pro 4
Power button on Surface Book
To turn on your Surface, press the power button and wait few seconds.
Sleep or InstantGo and hibernation
If you don’t use your Surface for a few minutes, the screen turns off and your Surface goes into a power-saving state. Sleep on Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 allows them to resume quickly when you want to start working again. The power-saving state built into Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book—called InstantGo—allows them to resume even more quickly.
If you don’t use your Surface for several hours, it will hibernate. Hibernation saves your work and turns off your Surface. When you start up your Surface again, you’re back where you left off.
To change when the screen dims or turns off or when your Surface goes into power-saving sleep or InstantGo mode, see Surface battery and power.
On, off, sleep or InstantGo, and restart
Here’s a quick overview of the power states for Surface Pro models, Surface 3, and Surface Book.
|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, Windows won't start, or the battery won't charge.
|Off or shut down||Go to Start , and select Power > Shut down.|
(Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2)
(Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book)
|Do any of the following: |
|Restart||Go to Start , and select Power > Restart.|
- 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 Typing Cover.
- Press any key on your Surface Book keyboard.
- Press and release the power button on your Surface.
- Press and release the Windows button on the Surface touchscreen.
To unlock your Surface:
- Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen or press a key.
- 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.
To lock your Surface, do any of the following:
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Lock.
- Press the Windows logo key +L.
- Go to Start , select your account picture, and select Lock.