Change Surface Pen batteries

Applies to: Surface DevicesSurface

Surface Pen with no clip

Surface Pen with no clip
  • Pull the top end straight out from the bottom.
  • Replace the AAAA battery with the positive (+) end of the battery pointing toward the tail end of the pen.
  • Align the flat sides of the pen and push the two parts back together.

Surface Pen with single button on flat edge

Surface Pen with single button on flat edge
  • Turn the cap (the eraser end) counter-clockwise until you hear and feel it click into place (about 30 degrees). Gently pull the cap straight out from the body.
  • Replace the AAAA battery with the positive (+) end of the battery pointing toward the tail end of the Pen.
  • Line up the metal guide bump on the cap with the half-circle cutaway on the Pen body, and slide the cap back into place.
  • Turn the cap a little bit to align the flat edges.

Two side buttons

  • Microsoft Classroom Pen or the Surface Pen with two side buttons
    • Unscrew the top of the Pen from the bottom.
    • Replace the AAAA battery with the positive (+) end of the battery pointing toward the writing tip.
    • Screw the top back on.
  • There are also two button-cell batteries in the pen cap that may need to be changed. To learn how to change those, see The light on my pen is blinking red or doesn't turn on in Troubleshoot Microsoft Surface Pen.
  • Not sure which Surface Pen you have? See How to use your Surface Pen.