Surface RT battery drain issue with Windows RT 8.1 caused by Bluetooth being disabled

2013-Aug-06 | Tags: surface-rtsystemusage

Windows on ARMFor those of you who are running Windows RT 8.1 Preview on your Surface RT, you might have experienced an issue where your battery would drain out quickly. This is a known issue and Microsoft has offered a temporary workaround until the final version of Windows RT 8.1 is released.

"Since installing the Windows RT 8.1 Preview I have experienced high battery drain in Connected Standby. I'm losing 2-3% an hour when the Surface RT is in standby, so losing 30% battery during the day when not being used," one user stated on an official Microsoft support forum. The issue stems from a Bluetooth setting in Windows RT 8.1 and Microsoft is aware of this issue.

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