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How to Track Internet Usage on Windows 11 in 2022 (Guide)

No one likes to wake up on a beautiful Sunday morning to find that a system update has used up their fair use limit on their data plan. Fortunately, Windows 11 comes with built-in features to monitor your internet data usage so that you can track which apps are using your internet data. In this article, you will learn how to track internet usage on your Windows 11 PC.

Track internet usage on Windows 11 (2022)

View internet data usage on Windows 11

1. Open the Settings application using the Windows 11 “Win ​​+ I” keyboard shortcut and go to the “Network & Internet” section on the left sidebar. At the bottom of this page, click “Advanced Network Settings” in the right pane.

2. Now find the “Data Usage” option in the “More Settings” section and click on it.

Data usage section to track internet usage Windows 11

3. You will now see what data you have used in the last 30 days in the upper left corner. Here you have the option to switch between wired and wireless network modes in the right corner, in case you often use wired connections to access the internet. You will also see network usage statistics by app on this page.

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Reset internet data usage on Windows 11

You can choose to reset data usage on Windows 11 for a fresh start. Here’s how to do it:

1. Open the Settings app, navigate to the “Network & Internet” section in the left sidebar, and click “Advanced Network Settings”.

advanced network settings

2. On the Advanced Network Settings page, choose “Data Usage” under “More Settings”.

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3. Scroll down until you find the option “Reset usage statistics” and click on the “Reset” button.

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Configure data limit on Windows 11

If you are not connected to the internet with unlimited data, it would be a good idea to set a data limit to make sure you don’t exceed it. Your Windows 11 PC will make sure that you receive a warning message when you are about to use up your data limit for the month.

  1. To get started, open the Settings app, navigate to the “Network & Internet” section in the left sidebar, and click “Advanced Network Settings”.
advanced network settings

2. Click “Data Usage” in the “More Settings” section.

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3. In the upper right corner, click on the button “Enter the limit” just below the network type drop-down list.

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4. In the pop-up window that now appears, enter your preferred data limit in the box and click “Save”. You can also choose between monthly, single, or unlimited data limit types.

configure Windows 11 data limit

5. After setting the data limit, you will see the percentage of data you used for the month on the “Data Usage” page.

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6. Now that you have set a data limit, you can consider activating the “Measured Connection” toggle. In this way, you can reduce and limit the data usage on your Windows 11 PC.

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Monitor data usage on your Windows 11 PC

The option to check Internet data usage gives you a better idea of ​​which applications are consuming data on your network. If you are wondering how your internet data is wearing down fast, we hope this guide has helped you find the root cause. For other network-related issues, see our articles on how to resolve “Network discovery is disabled” error in Windows 11 and how to enable “Wake on LAN” on Windows 11.