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ctitanic

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Added one more recommendation

Disable WiFi while in sleep. By default, your Surface stays connected to WiFi while it's asleep. Turn this off by going to Settings->Power & Sleep->WiFi
 
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ctitanic

ctitanic

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By the way, I just learned that YouTube streams to Chrome in a codec that does not use Graphic Acceleration and as result consume more CPU. The solution is to get this extension
H264ify
 

kristalsoldier

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Added one more recommendation

Disable WiFi while in sleep. By default, your Surface stays connected to WiFi while it's asleep. Turn this off by going to Settings->Power & Sleep->WiFi
But isn't turning off WIFI or initiating Flight Mode the same thing? The idea is to turn off the WIFI radio, correct?
 

JSilva

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Hello, there, i have a Surface Pro 3 I3, bought on July 2016. My battery used to last about 8-9 hours, just surfing the internet without seeing videos and reading the newspapaper in offline mode. Since last September/October (i believe after some update), the battery only lasts 4-5 hours doing exactly the same things. I usually charged the battery when it went below 10 %, not always, but in 80-90 % of the charges. What shall i do ?

Thanks,
JSilva
 

hughlle

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Reset/reinstall windows and see if there is any change. If this happened suddenly after an update, then chances are it can be fixed, especially as this doesn't seem to be a common problem.
 
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