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Switch To A Metered Connection In Windows 10

Sunday, August 14th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet, Windows 10

Although many of us are lucky to have nearly unlimited broadband connections, that’s not the case for everyone. Some of you have to cope with more expensive connections that charge by the minute or the amount of data used either because of where you live or because you’re on the road and get a connection through a mobile hot spot.

Your connection may be less expensive at certain times of the day. You certainly don’t want your PC doing large automatic updates in Windows 10 when you’re paying dearly for your time.  That’s why it’s a good idea to switch your PC to a metered connection if you’ve got limited data.

Windows 10 won’t update on a metered connection. When you get back on WiFi or your connection price drops, you can turn it off. Here’s how you do it:

Select Settings from the Start Menu.


Then Choose Network and Internet.


Scroll down to advanced options and turn on the Metered connection.


Once you’re back on WiFi or your connection price is less expensive, you can turn it back on. This will also control the behavior of some apps that might normally be in constant contact with the Internet.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Switch To A Metered Connection In Windows 10”

  1. Doc says:

    With my version of W10 Home, under Wi Fi you must scroll down to, and click on, “Advanced Options” to bring up the appropriate page that has the Metered Connection switch. This extra step is not included in your instructions.

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