Starting with version 1803 (April 2018 Update), Windows 10 introduces changes to its Data usage feature allowing you to set data usage limit, and it’s not only available for Wi-Fi networks, but for Ethernet connections as well. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to set data usage limit for all Wi-Fi connections on Windows 10.

How to set data limit on Wi-Fi networks

If you’re connected to the internet using a limited connection, you can use data limit to monitor and get a notification when you reach your limit to prevent extra charges. In addition, under “Background data,” you can decide whether Windows 10 features and apps should stop using data in the background to reduce data usage. Data usage settings on Windows 10

Monthly — Monitors data usage in the monthly basis and statics reset every month as well at the day of your choosing. One time — Monitors your data usage during the course of one period. Unlimited — Constantly monitors data usage without limitations and statics reset every month at the day of your choosing.

Set data limit for Wi-Fi on Windows 10 Once you’ve completed the steps, your data usage in the network adapter will be monitor in the schedule you configured, and as you approach to the limit you’ll be notified with a toast notification. At any time, you can return to the Data usage page to view the current usage and the remaining quota. If things change, you can always edit or remove the limit for the Wi-Fi connection. It’s worth noting that this feature only allows you to keep track of data usage, and it only offers an estimate, as your mobile operator’s measurement may be different. If you don’t see this option in the Settings app, it’s likely because you’re not running the version of Windows 10 that includes these changes. Data limit is available starting Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), which is expected to be available starting April 30, 2018. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.