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.
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.
To see the data usage per network, you need to do the following.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Network & Internet.
- Click the Data Usage category on the left.
- On the right, you will see the data usage arranged by the type of the network connection: Wi-Fi, Ethernet etc.
- Select the desired network type under Show settings for to filter the data.
Along with a network type filter, the page now 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.
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.