Find the serial number on Surface

Before you can register your Surface or get it serviced, you need to know its 12-digit serial number.

Applies to

Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro.

Applies to

Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro.

Applies to

Surface 2, Surface RT.

Operating system:

Find the serial number on your Surface

Surface Pro models and Surface 3

Serial number location on Surface

To find the serial number on your Surface, flip out the kickstand and look for the 12-digit string of numbers near its base. The serial number will look like this: XXXXXXXXXXXX.

Surface Book

The serial number for your Surface Book is on the bottom edge of the Clipboard where it attaches to the keyboard.

Location of serial number on Surface Book Clipboard

If you can’t read the serial number on the Clipboard, you can use the serial number on the bottom of your keyboard. Registering this serial number will automatically register the serial number on your Clipboard.

To find the serial number for your keyboard, turn the keyboard over and look for the number on the bottom next to the rubber foot.

Serial number location on Surface Book

Find the serial number on the packaging

Serial number on Surface packaging

If you still have the original packaging for your Surface, you can find the serial number on the barcode label.

Find the serial number in the Surface app (Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book only)

If you have a Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book with the Surface app installed, you can use the app to find your serial number.

  • In the Surface app, swipe all the way to the left.
    Your serial number is listed under Your Surface Device.

For more info on the Surface app, see Install and use the Surface app.


Find the serial number on Surface

Serial number under kickstand

To find the serial number on Surface, flip out the kickstand and look for the 12-digit string of numbers near its base. The serial number will look like this: XXXXXXXXXXXX.

Find the serial number on the packaging

Image of serial number on packaging

If you still have the original packaging for your Surface, you can find the serial number on the barcode label.


Find the serial number on Surface

Serial number under kickstand

To find the serial number on Surface, flip out the kickstand and look for the 12-digit string of numbers near its base. The serial number will look like this: XXXXXXXXXXXX.

Find the serial number on the packaging

Image of serial number on packaging

If you still have the original packaging for your Surface, you can find the serial number on the barcode label.


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