May 212015

How to limit data using metered connection in windows 8

If you have limited data plan in your mobile and want to use internet in your laptop or tablet using wifi hot spot of your mobile it is not a wise choice as windows don’t understand that it is a limited data plan or normal wifi connection. Windows works like as usual to update windows, ms office, antivirus and this way it will cost too much for you. If you want to use your laptop or windows 8 tablet only for surfing than windows 8 have better option to save your data my setting metered connection in windows 8.


how to set metered connection in windows 8

What is metered connection in windows 8 – Metered connection in windows 8 is option provided in windows 8, where you can set a connection as metered. In metered connection you can see total data usage by right click over connection icon. Also in metered connection normal windows update has blocked only critical update will downloaded. One drive will not sync automatically, many applications like java update, google update, antivirus update will not take place. So that you can save data of your mobile data plan.

How to enable metered connection in windows 8 –

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)

  2. Tap or click Network, and then tap or click Connections.

  3. Tap or click the connection you want to change, and then, under Data usage, turn Set as a metered connection on or off.

windows 8-metered-connection


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