Surface Pro 5 and 6 receive firmware updates to improve security and stability

Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Pro 5 and Surface Pro 6 each have a firmware update available.
  • The updates include security and stability improvements for the 2-in-1s.
  • The changelogs for the updates are the same, apart from their version numbers.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 (also known as the Surface Pro 5th gen) and Surface Pro 6 each have a firmware update available. The updates started rolling out on February 2 and include improvements to the stability and security of the devices.

The Surface Pro 6 firmware update only has one change listed on its release notes (opens in new tab):

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Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Surface UEFI – Firmware235.3261.255.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

The Surface Pro 5 firmware update's release notes (opens in new tab) state the same changes as those seen for the Surface Pro 6, but it has a different version number.

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Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Surface UEFI – Firmware235.3440.768.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

As is the case with most firmware updates, these don't include any new features. Instead, they focus on improving the performance of each device.

If you're looking for something a bit more exciting on the Surface Pro 6, make sure to check out our senior editor Zac Bowden's video of the Surface Pro 6 running Windows 10X.

Windows 10X won't ship to the Surface Pro 6, but that didn't stop Bowden from managing to get it onto the device and running it through its paces. The video focuses on using Windows 10X as a tablet operating system, so it's worth checking out to see the OS in action on a touch-centric device.

Sean Endicott
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  • Pro 6 on Beta channel received 235.3440.768.0 (the Pro 5 update number) on 1/21.