1. YouMeanNo's Avatar
    Don't know if this is just me but having the Touch Cover (1) connected really impacts battery life. On standby with barely any use it only lasted 2-3 days max, without the cover connected it lasts considerably longer. Also, the Surface 2 completely refuses to charge if I plug in the power cable while the cover is connected, I have to disconnect and reconnect the cover to get it to charge.

    I searched but can't seem to find out if this is a common problem. Anyone else experiencing anything similar?

    Maybe its Microsoft's way of punishing the cheap skates who cover with the cover 1 over cover 2.
    02-04-2014 04:15 PM
  2. livekyle's Avatar
    I've never done any "tests" but I don't think that leaving the cover on influences the standby-time. The loading issue definitely isn't normal. Mine charges just fine when the cover is attached (S2 with Type Cover 2 btw).
    02-04-2014 04:45 PM
  3. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    I have a touch cover 1 and it doesn't effect my battery life, and my surface 2 charges okay with it connected. Maybe something is wrong with your touch cover, or surface 2.
    02-14-2014 05:07 PM

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