How to view Data Usage in Windows 10?

Feb 29, 2016 1:49AM PST

Where can I view data usage in WIndows 10? Any app to help me with it?

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Re: data usage
Feb 29, 2016 1:54AM PST

What kind of data usage (storage space, WiFi, cable/ADSL/satellite, 3G/4G) on what kind of device (PC/laptop, tablet, phone) do you mean?


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It should be an app from the
Feb 29, 2016 4:27AM PST

Provider that is giving you the data service.

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How to view Data Usage in Windows 10?
Feb 29, 2016 10:24PM PST

For a very basic overview of your network usage, you can open up the Settings menu and go to Network & Internet and click Data usage.

Here you'll see a donut graph that shows how much data you've used over what types of connections in the last 30 days. In my case, I've only used data over a wired Ethernet connection, but if you switch between Ethernet, Wi-Fi and mobile data, you'll see a mix of sources.

Under the donut graph, you can click Usage details to see how much data each app is using. You'll see both native Windows 10 apps and desktop apps, such as Google Chrome, Spotify and Mozilla Firefox.

If you'd like to check how much data your apps are using over a normal network versus a metered network, you can see some of this information in the Task Manager. To do this, open the Task Manager (right-click on the Start menu button and click Task Manager) and click the App history tab. Here you'll see a list of apps, as well as how much network and metered network usage they account for.

But there's one issue with this list -- it only shows native Windows 10 apps, not desktop applications. As you can see, I don't use a lot of native Windows 10 apps, so this list is not very helpful in determining the apps that really eat up data.

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