Surface Go 2 Discussion Thread (May 2020)

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Anybody have an LTE model and experiencing significant battery drain while sleeping?..>>

    @Bronsky : Not sure if it applies to your question, since I have a Go (1) LTE, but no, my battery life during sleep appears to be quite good. For what it's worth, my Go is fully updated...
     
  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    This is a Hanukkah level miracle.
     
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  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I would have to agree. In sleep mode, I can loose an hour of battery life over a day or so when the Go2 sits in the briefcase in sleep mode. I have taken to shutting it down completely when I'm putting it away, which is annoying.

    Steve, I have mine updated as well. I wonder if I have a wrong setting somewhere that is draining the battery?
     
  4. Bergman

    Bergman Scribbler - Standard Member

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    well for the naysayers.... I specifically left it off of the charger after I got done working yesterday. So I unplugged it with full battery at 5pm yesterday. I turned it on this morning at 610am and I have 98%v battery. Scoff at it if you want, I was just trying to honestly answer your question.
     
  5. dstrauss

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    Is that solely in sleep mode, or does it hibernate fairly quickly?
     
  6. Bergman

    Bergman Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't do hibernate. Also I don't use the Microsoft keyboard cover any longer. I am using a Brydge.
     
  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    They were just riding you. Are you shutting your unit down or sleeping it? I'm talking about when it is asleep. When it is shut down, I loose virtually no battery life.

    Edit: just saw your post.

    Dale. Mine seems stay in sleep mode for a long time. I can't recall it going into hibernate. I guess it will if i leave it over night. I'll have to give it a try. Maybe that's the issue.
     
  8. Bergman

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    Well assuming my Windows battery meter may be slightly off I ran the powercfg battery report to confirm. I don’t want to go through the hassle of posting a picture here but the 24 hour window of details reports an hour by hour percent drop. Overnight I had three different battery drops and the rest of the hours show as zero. The drops were 3%, 1%, and 2%. So based on that my actual battery should be 94% when I turned it on this morning. I don’t do a power down, and don’t use hibernate at all as that can cause issues. I simply remove the device from the Surface dock and close the tablet on to the keyboard. I am assuming that it stays in sleep mode overnight. Can’t tell you much more than that.

    edit: I specifically remove all instances of hibernate from the power settings detail and I always do this for all my laptops from years ago. Now it could be doing some sort of deep sleep but if it is there is nothing in the settings I am doing here.
     
  9. dstrauss

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    Bronsky - Could it be the LTE modem staying active in an always on state?
     
  10. daddyfish

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    , Maybe the attached type cover sips some energy through the pogo pins even when the tablet is in sleep? The Brydge keyboard is Bluetooth based right?
    With my pro1 I need (or needed perhaps) to delay attaching the type cover for a sec when I hibernate/sleep it otherwise the tablet stays on (I doubt newer devices have this issue but perhaps something in the same vein?).

    There is also a setting which disables (or partially disables) wifi during sleep, could be related.
     
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