Windows 10 Tips: Know Your Internet Data Usage and What Applications are Hogging Your Bandwidth

Either your PC is running  slow or your internet connection is running slow, have your Windows 10 Data Usage checked first to see if there’s suspicious applications/processes hogging your internet bandwidth.

Here’s how to check Internet Data Usage on Windows 10.

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Windows 10 Tips – Checking Internet Bandwidth: Go to Settings

1) On Windows 10 machine, head to Settings.

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Windows 10 Tips – Checking Internet Bandwidth: Go to Network and Internet

2) On Windows Settings window, find “Network & Internet” and click on it.

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Windows 10 Tips – Checking Internet Bandwidth: Go to Data Usage to see settings related to Internet Bandwidth

3) On the opened Network & Internet window, on the left side, scroll down and find “Data Usage”. Click on it.

4) On the Data Usage window, on the center side of the screen, under “Overview”, you should be able to see how many MB/GB/TB your PC have been using/consuming the bandwidth.

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Windows 10 Tips – Checking Internet Bandwidth: See how many your PC has used and check which apps are using the most bandwidth

5) Click “View usage per app” to see the breakdown bandwidth usage per applications.

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Windows 10 Tips – Checking Internet Bandwidth: Know Details Data Usage per Application on Windows 10

There you go. You can see all the applications that has been using your internet bandwidth the past 30 days. Do you see something suspicious? Well, if there’s something suspicious, go check and get it fixed.

Is there a way to limit the Internet Data Usage on Windows 10?

Yes, there’s a way to limit the internet usage on Windows 10 and in fact, if you are using tethered connection with limited internet quota, you should set the limit – otherwise you’ll pay the price. However the out-of-the box feature given by Microsoft can only limit system-wide, it can’t set limit per applications.

Check this article for step by step details how you can limit your internet usage and get it notified when you have reached the limit.


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