Surface Duo 2 gets its March 2022 update, but only brings security patch

Surface Duo 2 Microsoft Launcher Store
Surface Duo 2 Microsoft Launcher Store (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Duo 2 is getting its March 2022 update.
  • The update is 219MB.
  • The update bumps the system from version 2022.104.111 to 2022.111.64.

Just as we're talking about Microsoft hitting its stride with updates to the Surface Duo 2 (and how it's pretty good now), here comes the March 2022 update.

Unfortunately, according to the changelog, there is not much going on in this update. The changelog notes that it only includes the March Security Patch, even though the update is still 219 MB (last month's "big" update with new drivers was 273 MB, for comparison).

  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin—March 2022.

The OS version jumps from 2022.104.111 to 2022.111.64, and we'll have to poke around to see if there are any other changes (or under the hood improvements for Microsoft's own apps).

To be fair, Microsoft did push out three big OS updates for Surface Duo 2 in December, January, and February, with new features, drivers, and many improvements. Taking a month off and letting the dust settle could be warranted.

Microsoft will likely light up some other experiences on Surface Duo 2, but there is no ETA on those, although we talk about them in our latest video.

No word on an update for Surface Duo 1, although it is likely to arrive in the coming days, if not sooner.

To grab the update on Surface Duo 2, follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Select Settings on your Surface Duo 2's home screen.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select System Update.
  5. Select Check for update.
  6. Select Restart now.

The update is 219 MB, so it may take time to download depending on your current internet speeds.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.