View Network Data Usage in Windows 10

How to View Network Data Usage in Windows 10

Windows 10 is able to collect and show the network data usage. The operating system can display the network data amount consumed by Windows, Windows Update, Store and other apps from the last 30 days. In this article, we'll see how to view this information per a network.

The network usage and bandwidth monitoring in Windows 10 has been improved since it was first introduced in the Windows 8 OS. Now it includes data for all apps, showing the stats for both Desktop and Store apps. The stats are shown for a 30-day period of time.

It is a good idea to see which apps are consuming your bandwidth heavily. This is useful information for users who are on a limited data plan. The stats can be interesting for all users to keep them informed about which apps use the network or internet the most.

Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, codenamed "Redstone 4", you can see the network data usage for a specific network. A refined user interface on the appropriate Settings page now comes with a network list. Using it, you can quickly differentiate your wired, wireless and bluetooth connections and their statistics. Here is how it can be done.

View Network Data Usage in Windows 10,

  1. Open Settings.Windows 10 Creators Update Settings 15019
  2. Navigate to Network & Internet > Data Usage.
  3. On the right, you will see the data usage arranged by the type of the network connection: Wi-Fi, Ethernet etc.Windows 10 View Network Data UsageNote: Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, you will need to click on the Status category on the left side instead.18956 Network Page 1
  4. To see data usage details per a network, select the desired network type under Show settings for to filter the data.Windows 10 Data Usage Per Network

Along with a network type filter, the page comes with a data limit option that can be set under Data usage. The Background data can now be restricted in regular mode or when roaming.

Also, you can view network data usage per app.

View Network Data Usage Per App in Windows 10

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Navigate to Network & Internet > Data Usage.
  3. On the right, click on the link View usage per app.Windows 10 Reset Data Usage View LinkNote: Starting with Windows 10 build 18956, you will need to click on the Status icon on the left side instead, and then click on the Data usage button for the network you want on the right side.18956 Network Page 1
  4. On the next page, select the network that you want to see the data usage details for in the Show usage from drop down list.
  5. This will show the data usage per app from the last 30 days for the selected network.Windows 10 View Network Data Usage Per App

There are a number of other ways to track network usage in Windows 10. Refer to the following article: How to track network usage in Windows 10 without third party tools.

Tip: see how to reset Network Data Usage in Windows 10.

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