1.    05 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Restrict Background Data - Settings Button Broken?

    I have a Lenovo T450s with a 4G card and a data plan through T-Mobile. Since I pay per GB, I'd like to limit data usage.

    Under Settings->Network and Internet->Data Usage->Edit, there is a "Restrict Background Data" with the option Always, When I'm Near My Limit, and Never.

    I changed this to "Always", close the settings, and reopened the settings.

    It always switches back to "Never".

    Why can't I change this?

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    PS - I'd really like to easily control what software can talk to the internet. I opened Atom text editor and it auto downloaded a 160MB update. Someone uploaded files to a shared Google Drive folder and it downloaded 500MB of files.
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  2.    05 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,756
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, To control per program access to the internet, you need a good firewall, perhaps a commercial one.

    Here's what Comodo says (random choice of supplier), but in this list:
    Best Free Firewall Protection | Gizmo's FreewareHow does a firewall help out?

    A good personal firewall will

    • Block all unauthorized inbound or outbound connection attempts on your computer
    • Allow you to specify exactly which programs are permitted to access the internet
    • Stealth the ports on your computer so hackers cannot locate and attack you
    • Let you specify parental controls to filter out inappropriate websites
    • Maintain detailed activity and connection logs so you can troubleshoot issues
    • Isolate your internet browser in a virtual container so online threats cannot access your private data

    You may already have set this.. if not, it may be relevant (uploading updates to others):
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    Data Usage->Edit - I don't have that setting, perhaps 'cos I've not set something to specify I've a data limit or it's not a mobile device.
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