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Tip of the Day: How to Set Data Limit on Windows 10

Being able to monitor and control data consumption is a feature internet users appreciate, if not need.

Internet data is quite expensive in Nigeria, which is why the new data limit setting bundled in the Windows 10 April 2018 update will be of great use to control the amount of data our PC uses while connected to the internet.

Just like your Android or iOS device, you can now set a data limit on your PC running Windows 10. This helps when you’re on a connection with a cap and are afraid of losing your internet bandwidth to some greedy app or process.

Follow the steps below to learn how to use this feature

  1. On your PC, navigate to Settings>>Network and Internet >>Data Usage.
  2. On the data usage page, select the WiFi network for which you want to put a data limit. Click the Data Limit button below it.

  1. Now, choose the limit type, monthly reset date, and data limit according to your internet connection. You can set limit type to one time, if you only want to save data for that browsing session. There’s also monthly and unlimited. Finally pick the data limit you want and click Save to make the changes permanent.

The data limit / bandwidth restricting feature is needed because Windows 10 isn’t just limited to laptops and desktops. It also runs on tablets and 2-in-1 devices which often support cellular connectivity and would require a system wide data saver just like on Android and iOS.

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