Opening/Closing Type Cover

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by snd_fx, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. snd_fx

    snd_fx New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Noticing a couple things.

    I closed my type cover and peeked to see if the screen turns off. It does after a couple seconds so I assumed it went to sleep. I put the SP3 in my bag for a couple hours. When I took it out, the device was warm and I lost a lot of battery which led me to believe the device may have not been sleeping. Since then, I now press the power button to sleep it before closing the type cover and have not experienced it again.

    When I open the type cover, the device does not wake up. I always have to press the power button. It does not matter if the device is asleep for 5 minutes or 5 hours, the screen does not turn on when I open the type cover. I mention the duration of sleep since I read that the device goes through different stages of sleep/hibernation.

    Has anyone experienced this with opening/closing the type cover? I'm still within my 15 day return if I have to exchange anything. Its not a huge deal that I have to press the power button. I had the original surface RT and had no problems with opening/closing the type cover.

    My device is updated with latest firmware and other updates from microsoft.
     
  2. kodos

    kodos Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    8
    My Device:
    SPro3
    My Surface Pro 2 exhibits the same behavior. The Type Cover never seems to work properly when it comes to putting the device to sleep. So I use the power button like you.
     
  3. WorldIRC

    WorldIRC Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Is the Type Cover supposed to put the device to sleep?
     
  4. snd_fx

    snd_fx New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I'm pretty sure that was a feature of the surface RT. I assumed it was a feature in the pro versions. I could be wrong lol.
     
  5. WorldIRC

    WorldIRC Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    The Surface RT wasn't a full computer ;)
     
  6. Nuspieds

    Nuspieds Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    Yes.

    Mine goes to sleep all the time.
     
  7. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,095
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    Its a Connected Standby machine, the default behavior is for it to inter S0iX power state, pressing a key can wake up the device, and some programs (especially legacy Win32 Applications) can prevent the device from entering S0iX. So if it waking in your bag, get a well fitting sleeve to put the SP3 in so that the cover doesn't open a bit and when it closes again a key press wakes it...
     
  8. snd_fx

    snd_fx New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    How about opening the type cover? Do your machines wake up? Similar to Kodos and his SP2, I have to use the power button each time. This is fine, but I am just curious if something is not working as intended.
     
  9. Nuspieds

    Nuspieds Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    No, simply opening the cover does not wake it up; pressing a key or the power button does.
     
  10. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,095
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    What he said ;) There is a reason it is setup not to wake on keyboard opening, specifically so it doesn't wake accidently in transport.....I always use my shift key to wake it up not sure why but that is what I do...
     
  11. malberttoo

    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    428
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Alaska
    My Device:
    SPro3
    Same with me, it's completely ingrained in my muscle memory now- open lid (or TypeCover) tap tap tap Shift key...
     
    jnjroach likes this.
  12. ctitanic

    ctitanic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,194
    Likes Received:
    577
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hollywood, FL
    My Device:
    SPro3
    Both the Surface 2 and the Pro 3 have connected Standby, a good thing but if anything crashes it can get hot or drain your battery very quick.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
do not sleep when type cover closed surface
,
how to keep microsoft surface on with cover closed
,
how to keep surface awake when closing cover
,

microsoft surface turn on open cover

,
open the cover type 2 microsoft
,
preferences when type cover is closed
,
surface 3 type cover issues sleep
,
surface how to turn on whhwn cover opened
,
surface will not turn on ater closing type cover
,

type cover in table mode