Here are some tips to get you going.

Operating system:

+ Get to know your Surface 3

Here’s a quick overview of Surface 3.

Features on the front of Surface 3
Features on the back of Surface 3
Inserting Nano SIM into Surface 3 (4G-LTE)

Nano SIM card tray in Surface 3 (4G LTE) only

For more info, see Surface 3 features.

Charge your Surface 3

Step 1:  Plug the Micro USB connector into the Micro USB charging port with the power cord extending downward and the light on the connector facing toward you.
Step 2:  Plug the full-size USB connector on the other end of the cord into the power supply.
Step 3:  Plug the power supply into an electrical outlet.
Surface 3 Micro USB charging port, and connector with light

Allow two to four hours to charge Surface 3 fully from an empty state.

Important
  • Your Surface is designed to work best with the included power supply. Using a third-party power supply may result in slow charging.
  • If the Surface 3 battery is drained, you’ll need to charge your Surface 3 for a few minutes before it’ll turn on. Depending on how low the battery is, you may see a battery icon on the screen for 10 to 15 minutes before Windows starts.

Set up your Surface 3

Press the power button to turn your Surface 3 on. Windows starts, and guides you through the setup process. For more info, see Set up your Surface. If you have a Surface 3 (4G LTE), see Set up your Surface 2 (4G) or Surface 3 (4G LTE).

Once you’re set up, check out the pre-installed Surface app to get quick access to Surface help and how-to topics, find helpful customisation options, and more. Use the app to give us feedback so we can keep making Surface better. For more info, see Install and use the Surface app.

+ Using Touch with Surface

Here are some of the ways you can interact with the Surface touchscreen.

+ Getting to know Windows

New to Windows 10? Get acquainted with new features like task view and custom desktops, the improved Start menu, and more. See Upgrade Surface to Windows 10 for more info.

Get the latest Surface and Windows updates to keep your Surface 3 performing at its best. See Install Surface and Windows updates.

+ Working with apps

Apps to help you stay connected, entertained, informed and productive come pre-installed and ready to use. Since Surface 3 runs Windows 10, you can install and use all your favourite desktop apps.

Windows Store

You can install more apps and programs from the Windows Store, websites, or a CD or DVD.

For more info, see Install and uninstall apps on Surface.

+ Set up Microsoft Office

Surface 3 includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. You can activate your subscription at any time within six months after you activate Windows. Here’s how:

Step 1:  Go to Start Windows logo, and select Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office tile
Step 2:  On the Welcome to Office screen, select Activate.
Step 3: 

On the Sign in screen, do one of the following:

  • Enter the email address and password for your Microsoft account, and select Sign in.
  • Select Sign in with a different Microsoft account (you can create a new Microsoft account from here).
Step 4:  On the Office preferences screen, select your country and language, and select Continue.
Step 5: 

On the My account screen, select Install.

After you have Office installed, you can open your Office apps from the Start screen.

Already have an Office 365 subscription?

You can have only one active Office 365 subscription plan per Microsoft account.

If you have an existing Office 365 Home subscription and want to activate your Office 365 Personal subscription on your Surface, you’ll be asked if you want to add nine months to your Office 365 Home subscription or convert your subscription to Office 365 Personal.

For more info, see What happens if I add multiple Office 365 subscription plans to my account?.

+ Using Type Cover touchpad and keyboard

Surface 3 Type Cover (sold separately) clicks into place, giving you a traditional keyboard, gesture-enabled touchpad and protective cover all in one slim package.

When you want to use your Surface as a tablet, fold the Cover back––or close it when you’re on the go. When Surface 3 Type Cover is closed, it protects your touchscreen and puts your Surface to sleep.

Connect cover to Surface 3

Surface 3 Type Cover keyboard and touchpad

Surface 3 Type Cover has a standard keyboard layout with backlit keys and a touchpad that supports gestures. For detailed info about adjusting keyboard backlighting and using the shortcut keys, function keys, and more, see Type Cover.

touchpad buttons on Surface 3 Type Cover
Keys on the top row on the Surface 3 Type Cover make it easy to do common tasks.
Top row of keys on Surface 3 Type Cover
To use function keys instead of the special key assignments, press just the Fn key. A light appears on the Fn key when you’ve locked the keys into function mode. Press just the Fn again to leave function key mode.

Touchpad gestures

Here are the gestures you can use on the touchpad:

+ Set up your email

Use the Mail app or Outlook, if you have it, to read and respond to email messages from your email accounts. Here’s how to get started.

Mail tiles on Start
Mail app tile

Mail app

The first time you start the Mail app:

If you signed in to Surface with a Microsoft account, your mail account is already set up. You can add other accounts, from Outlook, Gmail, AOL, Yahoo!, and even your work email (Exchange ActiveSync).

If you signed in to Surface with a local account, your mail account isn’t set up yet.

Here’s how to add an email account in the Mail app:

Step 1:  Go to Start Windows logo, and select Mail.
Step 2: 

Select Add account.

Choose the type of account you want to add, and follow the on-screen instructions.
You’ll need your user name (email address) and password to set up most email accounts. In some cases, you’ll need to provide more info, which you can usually find on your email account’s website.

Outlook 2013 tile

Outlook 2013

If you already have Outlook 2013 installed, here’s how to add an email account:

Step 1:  Go to Start Windows logo, and select Outlook 2013.
Account setup starts the first time you start Outlook.
If you don’t see Outlook on your Start menu, you can pin it there. Go to Start Windows logo, and select All apps. Press and hold (or right-click) Outlook 2013, and select Pin to Start.
Step 2:  On the first page of account setup, select Next.
Step 3:  On the Add an Email Account page, select Yes > Next.
Step 4:  On the Auto Account Setup page, enter the required account info (name, email address and password), and select Next.
Step 5: 

After Outlook completes your account setup, you can either:

  • Select Finish.
  • Select Add another account.
Notes

  • If Account setup doesn’t start when you select Outlook 2013, you already have an account set up. To add another account, open Outlook, select File > Account Information > Add Account.

+ Moving files to your Surface

You can easily add music, pictures, videos and documents to your Surface.

Use OneDrive to add files

Move files from one computer to another with OneDrive

Add your files to your OneDrive so that you can access them from your Surface. Make sure you use the same Microsoft account (email and password) for OneDrive that you use to sign in to your Surface.

First, add files to your OneDrive in the cloud. Here’s how:

Step 1:  Go to the computer that has the files that you want to copy to your Surface.
Step 2:  Go to OneDrive.com and upload your files.

For more info, see OneDrive FAQ for Windows 10.

Now you can access them when you sign in to your Surface. Your OneDrive files are stored in the cloud. This saves space on your Surface and gives you access to the most up-to-date versions of all your files. Here’s how to open these files:

Step 1:  Make sure you have an Internet connection.
Step 2: 

Go to Start Windows logo, and select All apps > OneDrive.

Or, open File Explorer, expand Desktop, and select OneDrive.

Step 3: Navigate to the folder with the files that you want, and select the files.

For more info, see OneDrive on your PC.

If you want to work on some files without using an Internet connection, copy them to another folder on your Surface and work on them there. Here’s how:

Step 1:  Open File Explorer, expand Desktop, and select OneDrive.
Step 2: 

Right-click any file or folder in OneDrive, and select Send to > Documents. A copy of the file or folder is added to your Documents folder.

Or

Select one or more files or folders and right-click any of them. Select Copy, navigate to the folder on your Surface where you want a copy of the files, right-click, and select Paste.

Step 3:  After you’ve made changes, you can copy your files back to the OneDrive folder, overwriting the old files that are there. Your updated files will be uploaded to the cloud automatically.
For more info, see Using OneDrive on Surface.

Use removable media to add files

You can use the Photos, Music and Video apps to view music, pictures and videos on removable media, just as if they were on your Surface hard drive. You don’t need to add the files to your Surface. If you want, you can add files to your Surface using a USB flash drive or microSD card.

USB 3.0 port on Surface 3
USB 3.0 port on Surface 3
MicroSD card slot on Surface 3
MicroSD card slot on Surface 3

For more info, see Move files to your Surface.

+ Accounts on your Surface

The account you use to sign in to Surface stores your settings, preferences, and more. For the best experience, use a Microsoft account (an email address and password) to sign in. That will give you seamless access to your Windows Store apps, social media, and free online storage with OneDrive.

Microsoft account or local account: See which kind you’re using

  • Open Start Windows logo, select your profile picture, and select Change account settings.
    Info about your account appears under your name:
      • If you see an email address, you’re using the Microsoft account with that email address.
      • If you see Local account, your account is only on your Surface (not connected to the cloud). To switch to a Microsoft account, select Connect your Microsoft account.
      • If you see a network domain (domain name\username), you’re using a domain account, such as an account for your workplace. To connect your Microsoft account to your domain account, select Connect your Microsoft account. See How to connect to work/school accounts to learn how.

Change your password, picture and other account settings

You can change your password, add or change your account picture, and connect to or disconnect from a Microsoft account. Here’s how:

Step 1:  Open Start Windows logo, select your profile picture, and select Change account settings.
Step 2: 

Change your account settings by selecting one of the options on the left:

  • Your account.
    You can add or create an account picture, connect or disconnect from a Microsoft account, and access other account settings online.
  • Sign in options.
    You can change your password, create a picture password or PIN, and choose whether a password is required when you wake your Surface from sleep. To make these changes, you’ll need your account password. If you don’t have a password, you can create one here.
  • Work or school.
    If you have an account on a network that you sign into for work or school, you can connect your Surface to that network. Ask your network administrator or IT department for the info you’ll need to join that network.
  • Sync your settings.
    Your Microsoft account makes it easy to have the same theme, apps and browser settings on all your devices. If you’d rather that some of these settings be unique to your Surface, you can turn off sync here. For more info, see How to turn syncing on and off.

Add an account to your Surface

Step 1:  Sign in with an administrator account.
Step 2:  Open Start Windows logo, select your profile picture, and select Change account settings.
Step 3:  Select Family & other users > Add someone else to this PC.
Step 4: 

Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the account.

You can change account levels after you set up an account. To learn how, see Change another user’s account type, below.

Create a child account on your Surface

Step 1:  Sign in with an administrator account.
Step 2:  Open Start Windows logo, select your profile picture, and select Change account settings.
Step 3:  Select Family & other users.
Step 4: 

Under Your family, select Add a family member > Add a child, and choose one of the following:

  • To use the child's existing Microsoft account email address, enter the child's email address, and select Next.
  • To create a Microsoft account for the child, select The person I want to invite doesn’t have an email address. Follow the on-screen instructions to either associate the new Microsoft account with an email account that the child is currently using, or set up a new account.

If you want to limit your child's computer time or limit the apps, websites and games your child can access, you can. See Keep your kids safer on the PC to learn how to turn on Family Safety features that are built into Windows.

For more info about adding, removing and managing accounts, see All about accounts.

+ Power states: On, off, sleep and restart

Here's how to turn Surface on and off, and restart.

State
What to do
On or wake

Press and release the power button on your Surface.

If nothing happens, connect the power supply and press the power button again.

If the Surface 3 battery is drained, you’ll need to charge it for a few minutes before it’ll turn on. Depending on how low the battery is, you may see a battery icon on the screen for 10 to 15 minutes before Windows starts.

If your Surface still doesn’t turn on, see Surface won’t turn on, Windows won't start, or the battery won't charge.

Off or shut down
Go to Start Windows logo, and select Power > Shut down.
InstantGo
Do any of the following:
  • Press and release the power button on your Surface.
  • Don’t use your Surface for a few minutes.
  • Go to Start Windows logo, and select Power > Sleep.
  • Close your Typing Cover.
    (Only the Type Cover designed for Surface 3 puts it into InstantGo. If you’re using a different Typing Cover, closing it won’t put Surface 3 into InstantGo.)
Restart
Go to Start Windows logo, and select Power > Restart.

For more info, see Surface power states.

+ Browse the Internet

Microsoft Edge works with Cortana to help you get the most from the Internet—and you can use your Surface Pen or your finger to create Web Notes that you can save or share.

Browsing tips

  • Select the star Star icon in Microsoft Edge to add a page to your reading list or a favourites folder.
  • Select the star over a folder Icon in Microsoft Edge for viewing favourites, reading list, history or downloads. to view items in your favourites folders Star icon in Microsoft Edge, reading list Reading list icon in Microsoft Edge, history History list icon in Microsoft Edge or downloads Downloads list icon in Microsoft Edge.

For more info, see Meet Microsoft Edge and Meet Cortana.

+ Other topics

For more info on how to use your Surface 3, go to

+ Get to know your Surface 3

Here’s a quick overview of Surface 3.

Features on the front of Surface 3
Features on the back of Surface 3
Inserting Nano SIM into Surface 3 (4G-LTE)

Nano SIM card tray in Surface 3 (4G LTE) only

For more info, see Surface 3 features.

Charge your Surface 3

Step 1:  Plug the Micro USB connector into the Micro USB charging port with the power cord extending downward and the light on the connector facing toward you.
Step 2:  Plug the full-size USB connector on the other end of the cord into the power supply.
Step 3:  Plug the power supply into an electrical outlet.
Surface 3 Micro USB charging port, and connector with light

Allow two to four hours to charge Surface 3 fully from an empty state.

Important
  • Your Surface is designed to work best with the included power supply. Using a third-party power supply may result in slow charging.
  • If the Surface 3 battery is drained, you’ll need to charge your Surface 3 for a few minutes before it’ll turn on. Depending on how low the battery is, you may see a battery icon on the screen for 10 to 15 minutes before Windows starts.

Set up your Surface 3

Press the power button to turn your Surface 3 on. Windows starts, and guides you through the setup process. For more info, see Set up your Surface. If you have a Surface 3 (4G LTE), see Set up your Surface 2 (4G) or Surface 3 (4G LTE).

Once you’re set up, check out the pre-installed Surface app to get quick access to Surface help and how-to topics, find helpful customisation options, and more. Use the app to give us feedback so we can keep making Surface better. For more info, see Install and use the Surface app.

+ Using touch with Surface

+ Getting to know Windows

New to Windows 8.1? Here’s a video to get you started.

Get the latest Surface and Windows updates to keep your Surface 3 performing at its best. See Install Surface and Windows updates.

+ Working with apps

Apps to help you stay connected, entertained, informed and productive come pre-installed and ready to use. Since Surface 3 runs Windows 8.1, you can install and use all your favourite desktop apps.

Windows Store

You can install more apps and programs from the Windows Store, websites, or a CD or DVD.

For more info, see Install and uninstall apps on Surface Pro or Surface 3.

+ Set up Microsoft Office

Surface 3 includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. You can activate your subscription at any time within six months after you activate Windows. Here’s how:

Step 1:  On the Start screen, tap or click Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office tile
Step 2:  On the Welcome to Office screen, tap or click Activate.
Step 3: 

On the Sign in screen, do one of the following:

  • Enter the email address and password for your Microsoft account, and tap or click Sign in.
  • or

  • Tap or click Sign in with a different Microsoft account. (You can create a new Microsoft account from here.)
Step 4:  On the Office preferences screen, select your country and language, and tap or click Continue.
Step 5:  On the My account screen, tap or click Install.

After you have Office installed, you can open your Office apps from the Start screen.

Already have an Office 365 subscription?

You can have only one active Office 365 subscription plan per Microsoft account.

If you have an existing Office 365 Home subscription and want to activate your Office 365 Personal subscription on your Surface, you’ll be asked if you want to add nine months to your Office 365 Home subscription or convert your subscription to Office 365 Personal.

For more info, see What happens if I add multiple Office 365 subscription plans to my account?.

+ Using Type Cover touchpad and keyboard

Surface 3 Type Cover (sold separately) clicks into place, giving you a traditional keyboard, gesture-enabled touchpad and protective cover all in one slim package.

When you want to use your Surface as a tablet, fold the Cover back––or close it when you’re on the go. When Surface 3 Type Cover is closed, it protects your touchscreen and puts your Surface to sleep.

Connect cover to Surface 3

Surface 3 Type Cover keyboard and touchpad

Surface 3 Type Cover has a standard keyboard layout with backlit keys and a touchpad that supports gestures. For detailed info about adjusting keyboard backlighting and using the shortcut keys, function keys, and more, see Type Cover.

touchpad buttons on Surface 3 Type Cover
Keys on the top row on the Surface 3 Type Cover make it easy to do common tasks.
Top row of keys on Surface 3 Type Cover
To use function keys instead of the special key assignments, press just the Fn key. A light appears on the Fn key when you’ve locked the keys into function mode. Press just the Fn again to leave function key mode.

Touchpad gestures

Here are the gestures you can use on the touchpad:

Touchpad settings

If your cursor jumps while you type, or the touchpad seems to respond too quickly to accidental touches, you can set a brief delay or turn the touchpad off altogether. To change touchpad settings, attach the Cover, and go to Settings > Change PC settings > PC and devices > Mouse and touchpad. For more info, see Change touchpad settings in PC settings.

+ Set up your email

Use the Mail app or Outlook, if you have it, to read and respond to email messages from your email accounts. Here’s how to get started.

Mail tiles on Start
Mail app tile

Mail app

The first time you start the Mail app:

If you signed in to Surface with a Microsoft account, your mail account is already set up. You can add other accounts, from Outlook, Gmail, AOL, Yahoo!, and even your work email (Exchange ActiveSync).

If you signed in to Surface with a local account, your mail account isn’t set up yet. You’ll need to get a Microsoft account, then use the email address from your Microsoft account to begin using the Mail app on your Surface. Then you’ll be able to add other accounts. See Switch a local account to a Microsoft account.

To add an email account in the Mail app:

Step 1:  On the Start screen, tap or click Mail.
Step 2:  Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and click Settings.)
Step 3:  Tap or click Accounts, and tap or click Add an account.
Step 4:  Choose the type of account you want to add, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Outlook 2013 tile

Outlook 2013

If you already have Outlook 2013 installed, here’s how to add an email account:

Step 1:  On the Start screen, tap or click Outlook 2013.
Account setup starts the first time you start Outlook.
Step 2:  On the Account Setup page, tap or click Next.
Step 3:  On the Add an Email Account page, tap or click Yes, and tap or click Next.
Step 4:  On the Auto Account Setup page, enter your account info (name, email address and password), and tap or click Next.

After Outlook completes setup, tap or click Finish or Add another account.

Notes

  • If Account setup doesn’t start when you tap or click Outlook 2013, you already have an account set up. To add another account, open Outlook, tap or click File, and under Account Information, tap or click Add Account.

+ Moving files to your Surface

You can easily add music, pictures, videos and documents to your Surface.

Use OneDrive to add files

Move files from one computer to another with OneDrive

Add your files to your OneDrive so that you can access them from your Surface. Make sure you use the same Microsoft account (email and password) for OneDrive that you use to sign in to your Surface.

First, add files to your OneDrive. Here’s how:

Step 1:  Go to the computer that has the files that you want to copy to your Surface.
Step 2:  Go to OneDrive.com and upload your files.

Once files are on OneDrive, use the OneDrive app to access them. Here’s how:

Step 1:  On the Start screen, tap or click OneDrive, and navigate to the folder with the files that you want.
Step 2:  Do one of the following:

  • Open: Tap or click a file.
  • Download: Swipe down on a file (or right-click), then tap or click Make offline.

Files that are available offline are stored locally on your Surface so you can open them without an Internet connection. For more info, see Using OneDrive on Surface.

Use removable media to add files

You can use the Photos, Music and Video apps to view music, pictures and videos on removable media, just as if they were on your Surface hard drive. You don’t need to add the files to your Surface. If you want, you can add files to your Surface using a USB flash drive or microSD card.

USB 3.0 port on Surface 3
USB 3.0 port on Surface 3
MicroSD card slot on Surface 3
MicroSD card slot on Surface 3

For more info, see Move files to your Surface.

+ Accounts on your Surface

The account you use to sign in to Surface stores your settings, preferences, and more. For the best experience, use a Microsoft account (an email address and password) to sign in. That will give you seamless access to your Windows Store apps, social media, and free online storage with OneDrive.

Microsoft account or local account: See which kind you’re using

Step 1:  Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and click Settings.)
Step 2:  Tap or click Change PC settings, and tap or click Accounts.
Info about your account appears under your name:

  • If you see an email address, you’re using a Microsoft account.
  • If you see Local account, your account is only on your Surface (not connected to the cloud). To switch to a Microsoft account, tap or click Connect your Microsoft account.
  • If you see a network domain (domain name\username), you’re using a domain account, such as an account for your workplace. To connect your Microsoft account to your domain account, tap or click Connect your Microsoft account. See Connect your Microsoft account to your domain account to learn how.

Change your password, picture and other account settings

You can change your password, add or change your account picture, and connect to or disconnect from a Microsoft account. Here’s how:

Step 1:  On the Start screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and click Settings.)
Step 2:  Tap or click Change PC settings, and tap or click Accounts.
Step 3: 

Next you can change settings on your account:

  • Tap or click Your account.
    You can add or create an account picture, connect or disconnect from a Microsoft account, and access other account settings online.
  • Tap or click Sign in options.
    You can change your password, create a picture password or PIN, and choose whether a password is required when you wake your Surface from sleep. To make these changes, you’ll need your account password. If you don’t have a password, you can create one here.

How do I add an account to my Surface?

Step 1:  Sign in with an administrator account.
Step 2:  On the Start screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and tap Change PC settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and click Change PC settings.)
Step 3:  Tap or click Accounts, tap or click Other accounts, and tap or click Add an account.
Step 4: 

Next, do one of the following:

  • If the new account will use an existing Microsoft account, enter it, and tap or click Next.
  • If the new account will use a new Microsoft account, tap or click Sign up for a new email address, enter the requested info, and tap or click Next.
  • If the new account will sign in without a Microsoft account, tap or click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended), and tap or click Local account. You can connect the local account to a Microsoft account later.
  • If the new account will be a child’s account, tap or click Add a child’s account. You can add a child’s account using an existing Microsoft account email address, create a new email address, or add the account without email.
Step 5:  Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the account.

For more info about adding, removing and managing accounts, see All about accounts.

+ Power states: On, off, sleep and restart

Here's how to turn Surface on and off, and restart.

Power icon on Start screen
State
What to do
On or wake

Press and release the power button on your Surface.

If nothing happens, connect the power supply and press the power button again.

If the Surface 3 battery is drained, you’ll need to charge your Surface 3 for a few minutes before it’ll turn on. Depending on how low the battery is, you may see a battery icon on the screen for 10 to 15 minutes before Windows starts.

Off or shut down
Do either of the following:
  • On the Start screen, tap or click Power > Shut down.
  • Open the Settings charm, and tap or click Power > Shut down.
Sleep
Do any of the following:
  • Press and release the power button on your Surface.
  • Don’t use your Surface for a few minutes.
  • Open the Settings charm, and tap or click Power > Sleep.
  • Close your Surface 3 Type Cover.
Restart
Do either of the following:
  • On the Start screen, tap or click Power > Restart.
  • Open the Settings charm, and tap or click Power > Restart.

+ Browse the Internet

Surface comes with two versions of Internet Explorer—a touch-friendly Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer for the desktop.

Internet Explorer tile on Start screen
Start screen app
Internet Explorer icon in taskbar
Desktop app

Tips for browsing with touch

  • In touch-friendly Internet Explorer (on the Start screen), you can swipe across the screen to return to sites you’ve visited during a browsing session, or tap or click the address bar to see sites you visit often.
  • Tap or click the Favourites Favorites button icon button or Tabs Tabs button icon button in app commands to switch between favourites and tabs. Tap or click the down arrow next to Favourites to switch between displaying your favourite sites. Pick between All, Pinned to Start, the Favourite Bar, or People.
  • Use the Share charm to share webpages with friends. For more info, see Share photos, links and more.

Change your home page

How to change your home page in Internet Explorer
Step 1:  On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer, and go to a webpage that you'd like to set as a home page.
Step 2:  Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the bottom-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up and click Settings.)
Step 3:  Tap or click Options, and under Home pages, tap or click Customise.
Step 4:  Tap or click Add current site, edit the URL if you'd like, and tap or click Add to make the site one of your home pages.

Your web favourites

You can pin sites to your Start screen or add sites to your browser favourites. Here’s how:

Step 1:  Swipe up from the bottom edge (or right-click) to bring up the app commands.
Step 2:  Tap or click the Favourites Favorites button icon button.
Step 3:  Tap or click the Pin site Pin button icon button, and tap or click Pin to Start.
-or-
Tap or click Add to favourites Add to favorites button icon, and tap or click Add.
See Browse the web with Internet Explorer for more info.

+ Other topics

For more info on how to use your Surface 3, go to