How to Setup Metered Connection in Windows 10 Creators Update

This post will show you how to setup metered connection in Windows 10 Creators Update. You can easily set a metered connection and reduce data usage.



In this post, we will see how to setup metered connection in Windows 10 Creators Update. There are many Internet Service Providers which let you use a specific amount of data per month. They also charge you based on the data plan you have opted for. The data which you get for the standard plan comes under “Fair Usage Policy” in which you will get the proper speed and no extra charges. But, when you exceed the limit of data usage for the month, then the ISPs either charge you more or reduce the speed by almost 1/4th.

So, if you’re running low on Wi-Fi data and want to reduce the bandwidth or data usage such that you do not quickly exceed the “Fair Usage Policy” limit, then there is a simple solution for that. Windows 10 comes with a feature called “Metered Connection” which can automatically reduce data usage for the selected wireless network. And this post will exactly show you how to set a metered connection for the wireless network on your Windows 10 PC.

Important Note: After you set your wireless network as a metered connection, then automatic downloading of Windows updates will stop. Also, the programs which sync automatically will stop automatic syncing.

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How to Setup a Metered Connection in Windows 10?

Step 1: Type “settings” in the search box in the taskbar and open the “Settings” app on your Windows 10 PC. After that, select the “Network & Internet” option on the opened window.

Step 2: Then from all the tabs on the left panel, select the “Wi-Fi” tab. Now, on the right panel select “Manage Known Networks”.

Step 3: You will see all the wireless networks to which you have connected using your PC. Now, click on the wireless network for which you want to set a metered connection and select “Properties”.

Step 4: Then all the settings of the selected wireless network will appear. Now, scroll down and enable the “Set as metered connection” button under “Metered Connection” section. This will set a metered connection for the selected Wi-Fi network and reduce bandwidth usage by stopping automatic Windows updates, apps sync, etc.


Whether you’re using a wireless network with a limited amount of data or you just want to reduce bandwidth usage from your home Wi-Fi network, then setting a metered connection is one of the best solutions. This will automatically reduce data usage. You don’t even need a third-party tool to save an enormous amount of data. So, follow this guide to setup a metered connection.


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