Enable metered connections in Windows 10

This article features suggestions on lowering your data consumption in Windows 10.
Additional suggestions to lower your data usage can be found here.

Windows 10:

  1. While connected to your Wi-Fi network, click on the Wi-Fi connection in the taskbar and select Network Settings at the bottom.
  2. At the bottom of the Wi-Fi screen select Advanced Options.
  3. Scroll down to Metered Connection and turn the slider to On under Set as metered connection.

By default, this is set to Off, which allows downloads to occur. If you wish to not allow downloads over a metered connection, you should set this setting to On. It is advised that you keep this setting on On to help avoid overage charges on your data plans.