How to boot into UEFI Mode on a Microsoft Surface device

The UEFI or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface on Microsoft Surface devices offers a faster startup, new features, and better security. It is a replacement for the traditional BIOS of a computer and can be used to manage firmware settings on a Surface device. There should not be much of a need to ever change these settings under normal conditions. But if you wish, you can toggle a number of settings like Battery limiter, Boot order, Secure boot and more. In this guide, we will be checking out how to boot into UEFI Settings on any Surface device running Windows 10.

How to boot into UEFI Mode on a Microsoft Surface Device

Boot into UEFI Mode on a Surface device

There are two methods to boot into UEFI Mode on a Microsoft Surface device. They are as follows:

  1. Using the hardware key combinations.
  2. Use the Windows 10 Settings app.

1] Using the hardware key combinations

Make sure that your Surface device is completely shut down.

Wait for 10 seconds or more. After that, press the Power button + Volume Up (Volume +) button together for a few seconds.

Release the Power button as soon as the boot logo shows up but keep holding the Volume Up or Volume + button.

You can now release the Volume Up or Volume + button as soon as you land on the UEFI Firmware Settings page.

2] Use the Windows 10 Settings app

Open the Windows 10 Settings App and navigate to the following path:

Update & Security > Recovery

Under the section of Advanced Options, select Restart now.

When it boots in the Advanced Options screen, select the options in the given order:

Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings > Restart

The device will boot into UEFI Firmware settings page on your Microsoft Surface device.

That’s it!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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