Type Cover gets switched off when battery is low, but how to switch it back on? Home › Surface 3 › Type Cover gets switched off when battery is low, but how to switch it back on? This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Dave Mac 1 year, 4 months ago. Author Posts October 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm #2550 Dave MacParticipant When using the Surface on battery, a message pops up telling me a USB device has been disconnected, the Type cover stops working to save battery life, fair enough! So I plug the Surface into the socket and want to carry on working, but how do I get the Type cover keyboard to start working again? All I get is the on-screen keyboard. I’ve been all through the settings, unplugged, reconnected and waved my arms about in despair, nothing works. I have to reboot everytime. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.