Surface RT and Pro will show you a thermometer icon when the device overheats


For those of you who own a Surface RT or Surface Pro, did you know that your device will stop responding when certain events take place? For example, the Surface RT and Surface Pro will both stop working and display a thermometer icon along with a warning message when the device is on the verge of overheating.

When your Surface device gets too hot, a temperature message will appear on the screen preventing you from launching Windows. In order to fix this, simply turn off the Surface for 5 to 10 minutes or move it to a cooler place immediately. For example, if you are laying out by the pool on a hot summer day reading an ebook on your Surface, you may over heat the device if the Surface received direct sunlight. If this temperature message appears, you will now know what to do.

The Surface RT and Surface Pro will also showcase a battery icon when you start up the device, indicating that the battery is at critically low levels and needs to be charged as soon as possible. A security error message can also appear, indicating that you need to reboot the device by holding down the power button for ten seconds and restarting the device. You can take a look at the icons below.


Have you ever experienced any of these three warning messages on your Surface RT or Surface Pro? Sound off in the comments below!

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