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Metered connections in Windows 10

Metered connections in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

A metered connection is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it, if your using your phone as a personal hot-spot and you do not have an unlimited data plan then you should set your computer to metered connection. 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.

To set a Wi-Fi network connection as metered:

Select Start  > Settings  > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi  > Manage known networks.

Select the Wi-Fi network > Properties > turn on Set as metered connection.