How to check and Monitor Network Usage in Windows 10

Network And Internet

Windows 10 OS is still quite new, and we already are seeing people talking about how the OS is consuming a lot of Internet bandwidth by connecting to servers for several reasons. This might panic a lot of them who haven’t been able to check about it properly, but now, here’s how you can do it to check the network usage in your Windows 10 PC.

The customizing possibilities, Start Menu change and what not, everything makes the Windows 10 better, and Microsoft has already sent two updates (as we write this) so far in this short span of time, to show that they are constantly looking at bugs and fixing them. But, all this consumes network bandwidth, and you should be wary about the same.

If you haven’t installed Windows 10 yet, here’s how to download and install Windows 10.

Here’s how you can check the network usage in your Windows 10 computer.

There are quite a few things changed even here. Now, the data usage for every app can be checked in Windows 10. The applications that you download externally not using the Microsoft store, can also be monitored and the stats of them are shown by the network usage monitor.

Checking network usage of System apps

Now, to check the network usage, go to Task Manager by pressing “Control + Alt + Delete” on your keyboard together. In here, there are several tabs, in which the App history tab has to be checked.

Here, you will notice the network usage data as well as metered network usage data of Microsoft apps in the Task manager. But these apps are limited to the apps that are available in Windows 10 by default, and not the ones you might have downloaded later.

Checking network usage of All apps

To check the network usage of all the applications, you need to go to Settings app. Here, you will find the “Network & Internet”, which you need to click.

In this section, choose the Data usage section where under the Overview, you need to click on Usage details to check the app usage, and this shows the details for every app on your PC.

There’s a difference between the two methods, and rightly so, as Microsoft chose to give users an idea about the data usage from external apps and usage from the core apps in Windows 10.

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