Windows can help you stay under your data plan limit and look for ways to reduce data usage. After you set aÂ data limit, it’ll let you know when you’re getting near it.
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 11.
AÂ metered connectionÂ is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it. Cellular data connections are set as metered by default.Â Wi-FiÂ andÂ EthernetÂ network connections can be set to metered but aren’t by default. Some apps might work differently on a metered connection to help reduce your data usage. Also, some updates for Windows won’t be installed automatically.
If you have a metered Internet connection with a data limit, you might have to pay extra or the connection speed reduces if you go over the data limit.
Turning on metered connection for your Ethernet network can help prevent you from going over the data limit from your Internet service provider.
This tutorial will show you how to set an Ethernet network as aÂ metered connectionÂ orÂ non-metered connectionÂ for all users in Windows 11.