Restrict Background Data in Windows 11 to Fix High Data Usage

Last updated on April 8th, 2022 at 12:33 am

Data Limit on windows computer save your Data while working with a limited data plan eighter in Public/Private WiFi or With Personal Hotspot. Also, help in Battery backup and Heating issue because several update operation runs in the background.

For Windows 11 & Windows 10 users have built-in settings for stopping extra data usage on Laptops and desktops.

Step to Change or Apply Data Usage in Windows 11 Settings

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu > Settings.

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settings-in-windows-11-for-reset-data-usage

Step 2: Select network & Internet > See the Data Usage option at the top right corner of the screen.

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manage-data-usage-in-windows-11

Step 3: Now, Again see the Option “Enter Limit“, make sure you selected the correct Internet connection like WiFi network name or Ethernet connection.

Step 4: Choose Limit type, for Monthly, One Time, unlimited. the option is very limited. but useful in most cases.

Step 5: Select the Monthly reset option from the next dropdown. and Also Add Data Limit in MB [1024 MB = 1 GB] or in GBs.

Click on Save to apply the changes.

That’s it. Browse more questions related to Data manage on windows 11 desktop or laptop.

Can I Limit Data Usage for a specific app in Windows 11 Computer & Laptop?

The Limit of data usage restrictions is limited for the selected apps. So we can’t set Data Limit for a Specific app and updates.

but we can track which app uses how much data in a specific interval. Reset the current status and Track the record for Data usage by app.

How to Reset Data Usage in Windows 11

Reset total Data Usage Status is not Recoverable and Can’t reset for the selected app. Follow the below steps to Wipe Data Usage in windows.

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows menu in Status Bar > Settings.

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settings-in-windows-11-for-reset-data-usage

Step 2: Go to the Networks & Internet > Data Usage from the top right corner of the screen.

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manage-data-usage-in-windows-11

Step 3: Scroll to the Option “Reset Usage Stats” > Click on the Reset button.

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reset-data-used-by-app-in-windows-11

Step 4: That’s it.

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reset-usage-status-in-windows-11
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