Posted by: kurtsh | August 25, 2015

HOWTO: Prevent your Surface from waking up in your bag/carrying case

If you own a Surface, you probably know that there are times when the device can magically wake itself up in your bag or in it’s carrying case.  You end up with an overheated device and your battery drained considerably.

Much of the time, the reason for this is the Surface keyboard, which when moved can wake the device up.  The solution is to disable the keyboard’s ability to wake your Surface.

DISABLING THE KEYBOARD’S ABILITY TO WAKE COMPUTER:
To fix this, follow these steps:

1.  Go to Device manager—> Keyboards –> Surface Typecover Filter Device

2.  Select Properties

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3.  Select the Power Management tab.

4.  Uncheck the box entitled, “Allow this device to wake the computer”.

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5.  Reboot.

UPDATE 8/26/15:
Found this post on How-To Geek that’s more extensive than mine.  It helps determine the cause of the wake up and highlights the fact that it could be your mouse too.  Check it out. 


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