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 (opens in new tab) 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, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Awesome, downloading now. Even if it only makes it faster I'll be happy.
  • I'd be OK with a security patch every other month and a more substantial update every other month.
    The way the SD2 performs now, there's really nothing major missing.
    Maybe a bit more focus on the launcher would be warranted.
  • Slacking.. The next update better be good. Although, depending on how much can be used in 12L, I wouldn't expect much.
  • I can't wait for a Surface Duo 3 with a single flexible screen. Or they could call it Surface Courier or Surface Notebook to set a leap with the limited sale of both Duos but at least it looks like the software will finally be ready!
  • Want a single foldable screen? Get a Galaxy Z Fold. That is not a Duo. Duo is dual screen productivity and always will be. The whole point of the Duo line is "mobile productivity", and that's not something a single screen experience provides in the same fashion.