With the advancement of technology, we now have various different mediums to connect to the internet meeting the user specific demands, these includes mobile wifi’s, dongles, wireless hotspots etc.. However, with most mobile based internet mediums, the main issue is the cost of data consumption. Anyone using data on a mobile-based device, is paying a premium as compared to home internet via cable/dsl/fiber providers. Also, with the newer operating systems such as Windows 10 – most of the stuff has moved online. For example, previously you would by default login to the PC without your computer having to speak to Microsoft, now you have a Microsoft login where you login via email address to your computer and this takes a bit of data.
In this guide, we’ll see how and where can we make improvements to reduce data usage.
Once done, the next important tweak you can make is to stop windows from updating automatically – atleast, while you are on a mobile or expensive data plan. Fortunately, this is very easy to do in Windows 10.
Go to Settings -> choose Network & Internet and then choose Advanced Options. Scroll down further, and set your connection as a Metered Connection. Once this is done, windows will think that your connection is a limited connection and it will prevent Windows from pushing updates automatically. You now have the choice to download updates manually, do this when you’re not on a limited bandwidth connection.