A Windows 10 computer connected to the Internet is always a good thing to get the best out of your computer. Desktop users probably don’t need to concern themselves with network data usage, but tablet and laptop users may find these steps useful. If you have a limited Internet pack and are worried about the usage, then these troubleshooting methods will be useful in the long run.
Note: You can restrict background data usage when the PC hits 10% of the data limit.
This method is for users who have limited bandwidth; setting up how much data usage you want to use on your computer is an excellent way to reduce the data usage. Before proceeding with the below steps, make sure that you have implemented the steps given in solution 1 (Make Internet connection metered).
Tip: Ensure that you have chosen the correct Unit (MB or GB). Once you have made the modifications, click on the Save button.
Usually, Windows 10 keeps some applications in the background for the smooth functioning of the PC. The problem is that these applications silently consume your Internet bandwidth and also eat up your battery to some extent.
Generally, Windows updates are important to keep your system free from bugs and lags. However, these updates are generally huge sized and take up a lot of data to get updated successfully. As you have data usage concerns, you can temporarily stop the Windows update.
So, these were some of the best troubleshooting steps that can help you restrict background data usage in Windows 10 computers. If you have any concerns about performing the steps, call our technicians.