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i am facing abnormal high consumption of internet data , even on metered connection , by the system

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system automatically  consumes abnormal internet data ,while on wife network and restrains from performing web tasks due to high consumtion by itself

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@adam15aug Welcome to HP Community!


I understand that the internet is consuming high data while on the wifi.


The first thing, you should do is to check which applications are eating up your data. 


Check Network Usage In Windows 10 Via Network Setting Section: 


Navigate to Settings -> Network & Internet. Select the top item on the left-hand navigation pane “Data usage”.


Here are few things, you can do in order to stop your computer from using so much data: 


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.


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.


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.


7. Save Data on Web Browsing:

There’s a good chance that a lot of your data usage comes from your web browser–you can see just how much by looking at the Data Usage screen.

To save data on this web browsing, use a web browser that includes a built-in compressing proxy feature. The web browser will route the data through other servers where it’s compressed before being sent to you.

Google offers an official Data Saver extension for Google Chrome and it functions the same as the Data Saver feature built into the Chrome browser on Android and iPhone.


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