Microsoft’s Surface Go Picks up New Firmware Update

Microsoft is rolling out a new firmware update for the Surface Go this week. The new update is available to all Surface Go devices running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update or newer versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft started rolling out the update on February 19, introducing some fixes for the Surface Pen. The update fixes some reliability issues for owners of the Surface Pen with no clip. The update also introduces support for Bluetooth quick pairing, which will help users quickly connect their Bluetooth headphones and other devices.

Here’s the full changelog:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – System – Surface Pen Firmware Update – System devices

  • resolves intermittent Pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip, post Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Use the Surface Pen Checker Tool to verify that the Pen’s firmware was successfully updated.

Surface – HIDClass – Surface Pen Integration Device – Human Interface Devices

  • enables firmware update to Surface Pen with no clip.
Surface – Firmware – Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • improves system stability.
Surface – System – Surface CIF Device – System devices

  • improves compatibility with Windows 10 S mode.
Qualcomm Atheros Communications – Bluetooth – Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth 4.1 – Bluetooth

  • improves wireless security and adds support for Bluetooth quick pairing.
Qualcomm Atheros Communications – Net – Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter– Network adapters

  • improves wireless security and Miracast support.

Considering the updates were released earlier in the week, your Surface Go device likely already has the updates installed. But make sure to check for updates via Windows Update to ensure the latest updates are applied.

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