Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10  

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10

    How to Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    26 Oct 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, you can now configure data limits and/or place background data restrictions to Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections, in addition to cellular connections, in the Data usage page in Settings. The updated settings page aims to support a diverse set of devices and users. Whether you have a PC with cellular connectivity or a metered ethernet network connection, tailor your data usage to your budget and needs.

    Setting a data limit for a network connection will allow Windows to help you stay under its data limit. This won't change your data plan.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, network data usage has now been combined to show on the network status page.

    This tutorial will show you how to set, edit, or remove a data usage limit for cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet network connections for all users in Windows 10.

    When you set a data usage limit for a cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet network, it will also automatically set the cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet network as a metered connection.



    Contents

    • Option One: Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Connections in Settings
    • Option Two: Edit Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Connections in Settings
    • Option Three: Remove Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Connections in Settings






    OPTION ONE

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Connections in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2 Click/tap on Data usage on the left side, select the network connection you want to set a data limit from the Show settings for drop menu on the right side, and click/tap on the Set limit button. (see screenshots below)

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, you will need to click/tap on the Status icon on the left side instead, click/tap on the Data usage button of the network you want on the right side, and click/tap on the Enter limit button in Data usage.

    If this is for a cellular data network, you can turn on Use the data limit set by my mobile operator instead of manually with Set Limit or Enter limit.

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-set_data_limit-1.jpg Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-set_data_limit-2.jpg
    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-cellular_data_limit-1.png
    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-network_status_18956.jpg Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-data_usage_18956.png

    3 Set the data limit to what you want for this network connection, and click/tap on Save when finished. (see screenshots below)

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-set_data_limit-3.png Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-set_data_limit-3b.png

    4 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Edit Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Connections in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2 Click/tap on Data usage on the left side, select the network connection you want to edit the data limit from the Show settings for drop menu on the right side, and click/tap on the Edit limit button. (see screenshots below)

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, you will need to click/tap on the Status icon on the left side instead, click/tap on the Data usage button of the network you want on the right side, and click/tap on the Edit limit button in Data usage.

    If this is for a cellular data network and you turned on Use the data limit set by my mobile operator, you will not be able to edit the data limit.

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-edit_data_limit-1.jpg Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-network_status_18956.jpg

    3 Set the data limit to what you want for this network connection, and click/tap on Save when finished. (see screenshots below)

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-edit_data_limit-2.png

    4 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    Remove Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet Connections in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2 Click/tap on Data usage on the left side, select the network connection you want to remove the data limit from the Show settings for drop menu on the right side, and click/tap on the Remove limit button. (see screenshots below)

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, you will need to click/tap on the Status icon on the left side instead, click/tap on the Data usage button of the network you want on the right side, and click/tap on the Remove limit button in Data usage.

    If this is for a cellular data network and you turned on Use the data limit set by my mobile operator, you would need to turn off Use the data limit set by my mobile operator instead.

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-remove_data_limit-1.jpg Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-cellular_data_limit-2.png
    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-network_status_18956.jpg

    3 Click/tap on Remove to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Set Data Limit for Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet Networks in Windows 10-remove_data_limit-2.png

    4 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





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