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Enable or Disable Download Offline Maps over Metered Connections in Windows 11

Whether you’re driving, walking, or taking the bus, Maps for Windows 11 gets you there. Get directions and choose from alternate routes, or plan a longer trip with multiple stops.

You can download maps over Wi-Fi, and use the Maps app to search for and get directions, even when you are offline.

By default, Windows will automatically update maps when plugged in and not on a metered connection.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off downloading offline maps over metered connections for all users in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features, it’s the only browser you’ll ever need.

Microsoft Edge will automatically check for and install updates to the latest version by default (except on metered connections), but you can manually check for updates to see if you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge installed.

You can turn on or off to automatically download Microsoft Edge updates over metered networks and apply them on browser restart.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically download updates over metered networks for Microsoft Edge.

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Turn On or Off Metered Connection for Wi-Fi Network in Windows 11

Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and standard that uses high-frequency radio waves to provide wireless Internet and network connections to your device.

A metered connection is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it. Cellular data connections are set as metered by default. Wi-Fi and Ethernet 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 Wi-Fi network can help prevent you from going over the data limit from your Internet service provider.

This tutorial will show you how to set a Wi-Fi network as a metered connection or non-metered connection for all users in Windows 11.

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How to Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync when on Metered Network in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC.

Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed.

By default, Windows 10 will automatically pause sync when the device is on a metered Ethernet or metered wireless network.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically pause OneDrive sync when on metered network for your account in Windows 10.

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