How to Limit OneDrive Download and Upload Rate in Windows 10
InformationIn Windows 10, you can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your PC, tablet, or phone.
OneDrive is free online storage at OneDrive.com that comes with your Microsoft account. Itís like an extra hard drive thatís available from any of the devices you use. You no longer need to email files to yourself or carry around (and possibly lose) a USB flash drive. Instead, whether youíre on your laptop and working on a presentation, viewing photos from your last family vacation on your new tablet, or on your phone reviewing your shopping list, you can get to your files in OneDrive.
The time it takes to upload or download a large amount of data from OneDrive depends on your Internet connection speed, how close you are geographically to our servers, how much your Internet service provider lets you upload in a day, the speed of your computer, and other factors.
Sometimes OneDrive could use up all your available wireless bandwidth if a download or upload is in progress.
If you use a wireless network connection, you will be able to set a download and upload bandwidth rate limit for OneDrive.
This tutorial will show you how to set a OneDrive download and upload bandwidth rate limit for your account in Windows 10.
TipHere are some tips for maximizing the transfer speed:
- Use a wired instead of a wireless connection.
- Avoid running other apps on your computer when you're uploading or downloading a large amount of data.
- Avoid using your Internet connection for other activities while you're transferring a large amount of data. It might help to upload or download at night, when the connection is getting less use from other people in your area.
- Before you begin transferring a large amount of data, make sure your computer isn't set to go to sleep. If it goes to sleep, all uploading and downloading will stop.
1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive notification area icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
NoteIf you don't have the OneDrive notification area icon available, then open your OneDrive folder from File Explorer or Start menu to have it available afterwards.
2. In the Network tab, select (dot) to either Don't limit (default) or Limit to the KB/s you want for the Upload rate and Download rate, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
NoteThe Network tab will not be available if you have a wired network connection.
Is this a new setting in the latest insider version? My OneDrive settings window has the following tabs:
Sorry for the small image....couldn't make it larger.
In case you can't read the image, the tabs are Settings, Account, Auto Save, Office, and About.