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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.

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

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





Set Data Limit for Wi-Fi and Ethernet in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Set Data Limit for Wi-Fi and Ethernet in Windows 10
Set Data Limit to 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)

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

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






Set Data Limit for Wi-Fi and Ethernet in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Set Data Limit for Wi-Fi and Ethernet in Windows 10
Edit Data Limit for 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 screenshot below)

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

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






Set Data Limit for Wi-Fi and Ethernet in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Set Data Limit for Wi-Fi and Ethernet in Windows 10
Remove Data Limit for 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 screenshot below)

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

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


That's it,
Shawn