Surface Pro 8 LTE gets an update to enable support for new Surface Pen and Type Cover

Arif Bacchus

If you’re sporting a Surface Pro 8 LTE model, it’s time to check for a firmware update. Microsoft has pushed out new firmware, and it brings a couple of changes that should improve the overall experience of your device.

Released on January 19, these updates are only for Surface Pro 8 devices with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 20H2, or greater. The update mainly is focused on enabling support for the new Surface Pen and Type Cover. In addition, it improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro 8 with LTE Advanced. The full changelog is below.

  • MBIHV -Firmware – Quectel MSFT MBIHV Mobile Broadband Firmware Device – Firmware
  • Surface – HIDClass – Surface TCON device -Human Interface Devices
  • Surface – Firmware – Surface SMF – Firmware
  • Surface – Firmware – Surface PD Controller – Firmware
  • Surface – Firmware – 15.0.1706.1: Surface ME – Firmware
  • Surface – USB - Surface Type Cover V7 Fingerprint UDE Controller _ USB Controllers
  • Surface – Human Interface Devices – Surface Touch Pen Processor – Human Interface Devices
  • Surface – System – Surface Integration – System devices

The last time the main Surface Pro 8 got a firmware update was in November of 2021. At the time, the update helped improve graphics stability, system security, inking, as well as Thunderbolt and eGPU support. You can download these updates today by going to Windows settings with WIndows Key + I and then heading to Windows Update.