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How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10

With an earlier version of Windows, users could only track their Wireless (Wi-Fi) or Ethernet Adapter data usage. Still, with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update version 1803, you can now set a data limit for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks. Although you could set Ethernet or Wi-Fi connections as metered, you couldn’t restrict the data usage by any of these networks.

How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10

This feature works best for those who use a limited data broadband plan; in such cases keeping track of your data usage becomes difficult, and this is where the new feature of Windows 10 comes into action. Once you reach your data limit, Windows will notify you regarding the same. You can also restrict the network’s background data usage, and once you reach within the 10% of the data limit, background data usage will be restricted. Anyway, without wasting any time, let’s see How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 Settings

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on the Network & Internet icon.

Click on Network & Internet | How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10

2. Now, from the left-hand menu, select Data Usage.

From the Show settings for dropdown select the network connection you want to set a data limit for

3. In the right-hand side window, from the “Show settings for” dropdown select the network connection you want to set a data limit for and then click on “Set limit” button.

From the left-hand menu select Data Usage and then click on Set limit button

4. Next, specify the limit type, monthly reset date, data limit, etc. then click Save.

Specify the limit type, monthly reset date, data limit, etc then click Save

Note: Once you click Save, it will detail how much your data has been consumed till now as the data has already been tracked.

Once you click Save, it will give you details on how much your data has been consumed till now

Method 2: Set Background Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 Settings

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on the Network & Internet icon.

2. Now, from the left-hand menu, select Data Usage.

3. Next, select the network connection for which you want to set the data limit from the “Show settings for” drop-down then under Background data either select “Always” or “Never“.

Under Background data either select Always or Never | How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10

Method 3: Edit Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 Settings

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on the Network & Internet icon.

2. Now, from the left-hand menu, select Data Usage.

3. In the right-hand side window, from the “Show settings for” dropdown select the network connection you want to edit the data limit for and then to click on “Edit limit” button.

Select the network connection  and then click on Edit limit button

4. Again specify the data limit you want to set for this network connection and then click Save.

Edit Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 Settings

Method 4: Remove Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 Settings

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on the Network & Internet icon.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Network & Internet

2. Now, from the left-hand menu, select Data Usage.

3. Next, select the network connection for which you want to remove the data limit from the “Show settings for” drop-down then click on “Remove limit” button.

Remove Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 Settings | How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10

4. Again click on Remove to confirm your actions.

Again click on Remove to confirm your actions.

5. Once finished, you can close the Settings window.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to set Data Limit for WiFi and Ethernet in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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