Internet has become a part of everyday life. We cannot imagine living or working without an internet connection whether it is your home/office internet connection or some public WiFi access. Even though we do not realize it, we can use multiple gigabytes of the internet data in a single day while watching videos over Yutube or engaging in some interesting discussion on the social networks. Over a period of one month this data usage can soon cross the fair usage policy limit of your ISP and you may end up having a slower connection near the end of the month.
Fortunately Windows 10 lets you see how much data you have used over any type of internet connection Ethernet, WiFi, Dial-Up etc., so that you can stay in full control of how and when your data should be consumed. Here is how you can see how much data has been consumed overall and by individual apps in Windows 10:
- Click/touch on the Start icon and select Settings from the menu.
- In the Settings window that opens up, select Network & Internet.
- Under the Network & Internet category, choose Data Usage from the left side. You would be able to see how much total data has been used and how much data has been used through Ethernet, WiFi or some other type of connections.
- If you click/touch on Usage details under the data usage statistics, then it opens a new screen where you can see the data usage details for all the individual apps. For me the Free Download Manager used the most of the data followed by Mozilla Firefox.
Knowing how much data has been used by your Windows 10 PC is great those on limited internet connections that either stop working after certain number of gigabytes of data usage or they get extremely slow. In addition, you can also see which of the apps are busy using your internet data and remove those apps that you do not really need.