How to reduce data usage: on Windows 11, 10

There is a simple solution called Metered connection if you need to limit or reduce your bandwidth in Windows 11 and Windows 10. Here we explain to you everything you need to know about Metered connection.

How to reduce data usage on Windows 11?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Open the Settings menu.
  • For Wi-Fi network, in Settings, select Network & internet > Wi-Fi > the Wi-Fi network you're connected to, then turn on Metered connection.

  • For Ethernet network, in Settings, select Network & internet > Ethernet > the network you're connected to, then turn on Metered connection.

  • For Cellular network, in Settings, select Network & internet > Cellular, then turn on Metered connection.

How to reduce data usage on Windows 10?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Open the Settings menu.
  • Go to Network & Internet > Wi-Fi  > Manage known networks.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network > Properties > and turn on Set as metered connection​​​​​​.
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