Oct 15, 2017


After losing so much data to Windows 10 and its update, I was finally able to put an end to the loss. Read below
1. Set Your Connection As Metered:
One of the first things you can do is set your connection as metered. This will let Windows 10 know you don’t want large updates and apps automatically download.
Go to Start > Settings >Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Advanced Options.
Then Toggle on Set as metered connection.

2. Turn Off Background Apps:
By default, Windows 10 keeps some apps running in the background and they eat up a lot of data. If you are not using any of these apps, you should consider turning them off.
To Turn off background apps, Go to Settings > Privacy > Background apps.

3. Disable Automatic Peer-to-Peer Update Sharing:
By default, Windows 10 automatically uses your Internet connection to upload Windows and app updates to other Windows 10 PCs. Windows 10 won’t upload updates if you set a connection as metered, but you can also turn it off directly.
To prevent the automatic uploads on all networks, you’ll need to open the Settings app, go to Update & Security > Windows Update and click “ Advanced Options .” Click “ Choose How Updates are Delivered ” and set this option to just “ PCs on My Local Network” or disable it.

4. Prevent Automatic App Updates and Live Tile Updates:
If you set a Wi-Fi network as metered, Windows 10 won’t automatically install app updates and fetch data for live tiles when you’re connected to that network. However, you can also prevent this from happening on all networks.
To prevent Windows 10 from updating Windows Store apps on its own, open the Store app. Click or tap your profile picture near the search box and select “ Settings .” Disable the “ Update Apps Automatically” checkbox. You can still update your Store apps manually from the Windows Store app, but Windows won’t automatically download app updates on its own.
This is useful even if you haven’t installed any apps from the Store. Many of Windows 10’s included apps are updated through the Store.

5. Disable PC Syncing:
This is one of the hallmark feature of Windows 10 and quite useful as well. But honestly, you don’t need to have it running around the clock. You can turn it off and when you do need to keep things synced, you can easily turn it on.
To do that, Go to Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings and turn Sync settings off.
Note: If you think it’s a bit too much, you can pick and choose some settings to sync, for example, Web Browser should not be as bandwidth intensive as Other Windows Settings and Language Preferences.

6. Defer Windows Updates
If you are running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, there is an option in Windows Update settings that lets you defer the download of new features for several months. This can be significant since new feature improvements can be quite large. This does not affect the download and installation of security updates.
To Defer Upgrades, Go to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options scroll down a bit and check Defer upgrades.
Note: Deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available.

7. Turn Live Tiles Off:
Those live tiles on your Start menu use a bit of data, too–although not much. You won’t save much data by disabling live tiles, but you can do it if you want to save every little bit.
To prevent a tile from automatically downloading and displaying new data, right-click or long-press it in the Start menu, point to “ More,” and select “ Turn Live Tile Off.”

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