How to reduce Internet Data Usage in Windows 10?
- 2016-05-26 10:17:06
Windows 10 has a metered connection feature which offers a limited internet bandwidth usage especially when the user’s computer is connected to internet through the Wi-Fi tethering feature on a 3G or 4G enabled Smartphone. In Windows 10 background downloads such as driver downloads, app updates or system updates etc. are disabled in order to save bandwidth while the user’s computer is connected through a metered connection. Using the metered connection feature, users can save a lot of bandwidth.
The following procedure describes how users can easily mark any network connection as a metered connection in Windows 10.
Setting Up a Metered Connections in Windows 10
A metered connection can be setup in windows 10 by clicking on Start selecting Settings and then going into the Network & Internet option and selecting the Wi-Fi or Ethernet option. A list of known networks will be displayed to the user here:
After selecting the desired network you will have to go into the advanced options. In advanced options switch the Set as metered connection option on and your connection will be marked as a metered connection.
Similarly other connections can be marked as metered connections in Windows 10 by repeating the same procedure.