How to limit Wi-Fi data usage on Windows 10

If you are using a Wi-Fi connection on Windows 10 it is likely that you will download a lot of stuff from the internet without realizing how much data is being used. A lot of Windows 10 users also spend their data by watching videos on streaming platforms like YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and more. In addition to this, when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network Windows 10 automatically downloads updates and other stuff in the background whenever it’s needed. While this may not be a problem for the people who have an unlimited Internet plan, it can be a major issue for the people who have data limits on their Internet Plan.

Hence to avoid that users can limit their data usage on Windows 10. While limiting your Data Usage is easy not many people know how it’s done. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to limit Wi-Fi data usage on Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to limit Wi-Fi data usage on Windows 10

1) Enable Metered connection

Turning on Metered connection turns off any automatic update of apps and most Windows updates which eventually saves your data from draining automatically. Here’s how to enable it on your Windows 10 system.

Step 1: Bring up the Settings App on your Windows 10 system. To do this you can either press Windows Key + I on your Keyboard or search for the Settings App in your Start Menu.

Step 2: Go to the Network & Internet section and select Wi-Fi from the left side.

Step 3: Once you are in the WiFi section, click on the WiFi network you are connected with. Your network name will be displayed on the right.

Step 4: Once you’ve clicked on your Internet Connection scroll down to Metered connection and turn on the Set as metered connection slider.

That’s all! Doing this will turn on Metered Connection on your Windows 10 system and Windows won’t use your Internet Connection in the background. While this is one way to save your data users can also enable data limits to control their data usage. Have a look at how it’s done and make sure you enable it after you’ve enabled Metered Connection.

2) Set Data Limit

Step 1: Follow all the steps mentioned above and once you’ve turned on Metered Connection click on “Set a data limit to help control data usage on this network” to continue with the process.

Step 2: Once you are in the Status section click on Data Usage from your right side.

Step 3: Under the Data Limit section click on “Enter Limit” and set your limit in MB or GB. Click on the “Save” button to save your changes.

That’s all, folks! Were we helpful? Let us know in the comments below and before you go make sure you check more Windows 10 guides here.