New firmware update for Surface Pro 4 brings official support for the latest Type Covers

Type Covers
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Microsoft has just started rolling out a brand new firmware update for the Surface Pro 4 (via Neowin) that brings support for Microsoft's new Type Cover and Signature Type Covers launched alongside the new Surface Pro.

If you're a Surface Pro 4 user, you may have already realized that the new Type Covers already work on your device. Today's firmware update is just improving reliability and compatibility, giving the device official support for the new Type Covers.


  • Surface Keyboard 1.1.504.0 enables support for the new Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover

The update is rolling out now via Windows Update for Surface Pro 4 users. If you'd rather download the firmware update yourself, you can do so at this link. (opens in new tab)

There's no sign of a similar update for the Surface Pro 3 just yet. Still, even without a new firmware update, the new Type Covers should work on the Surface Pro 3 just fine.

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • I picked up an open box burgundy from Best Buy. Works just fine w/ my SP3.
  • Picked up a burgundy type cover for my SP4. I've been using it for almost 3 weeks now and it has been working perfectly. Can i skip this update? If it's not broke, i don't want to fix it
  • The Surface Pro is now modular concept.
  • Is there a difference between the first signature edition type cover for the pro 4 and these new ones besides the new colors? I heard the fabric feels a little different on the new ones, can anyone tell me which one is better?