How to view Internet data used in Windows 10

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Monitoring your data usage becomes extremely important if you have a limited data internet connection. It lets you see how far you've come and how far you can go on the surf highway. Windows 10 gives you the ability to view the data used in the last 30 days with just a few mouse clicks. Add to that you can also see bandwidth usage by different applications. The secret advantage of this additional feature is that you can also monitor which application is consuming your bandwidth by updating, even when you are not using it at all. Let's see how to view yours Windows 10 internet data usage details.

How to view internet data usage in Windows 10

To see how much internet data has been consumed in the last 30 days, simply follow the steps below.

Step 1 - click on the Windows Start button and then on settings. You can also press key Windows + i on the keyboard to open the settings.

Step 2 - Click on Network and internet on the system panel as shown below.

3 pass - Now, click on Data usage in the left menu. A screen will appear on the right showing your data usage over the past 30 days.

Note- If you are currently connected to an Ethernet connection, details on using the Ethernet connection will be displayed here. Note that it only provides details on using the connection you are currently connected to. If you switch from Wi-Fi to Ethernet, the usage details will diverge. This means that if you are currently connected to Wi-Fi, it will only show you the bandwidth used in the last 30 days from the Wi-Fi connection. It will not show you the data usage on the Ethernet connection.

4 pass - Now, click on the usage details link below the circle and you will find yourself on a page that lists the details of the data usage by different applications on your PC.

By looking at the screenshot above from my PC, you can easily see how much I use the Chrome app.

You can also view application usage details from the task manager.

Alternatively, you can also open the task manager and click Application history tab and then you can see the data usage from different apps. The only problem I've encountered using this method is that it doesn't provide usage details for the Chrome app.


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