We cannot dream having PC / Laptop without active internet connection in the era where people spend on average three to four hours on Social media and surfing blogs in single day. Internet is both basic necessity of life now and a source of keep yourself updated with the world happenings. We pay for the data consumes on the Internet and each Mega Byte costs you. Since, It is not possible now limiting the use of Internet so we have other techniques available to reduce internet data usage on PC which can save significant amount of data and get your pocket little relief.
Here, I am going to share with you those techniques recommended for reducing internet data usage.
How to Reduce Internet Data Usage
- Set Your Internet Connection As Metered ( Only Windows 10 )
Windows 10 introduces new feature to save the Internet data, you need to set your internet connection as Metered in Windows 10 which let it knows that you want Windows 10 turning off all updates and background processing which is automatically consuming data. It saves lots of amount of Internet data because you have nothing to do with what is going on in the background.
How to Set Internet Connection As Metered
Step 1: Go to the Wi-Fi signals, click on it and open the Internet Connection.
Step 2: Open the advanced settings.
Step 3: Turn on the option of “Set As Metered”.
- Always use the third party browsers
Windows always have Installed Internet Explorer by default, Its better using the third party browsers high efficient in consuming data. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are said to be perfect browsers for its high performance and Internet data efficient because of its compression technology. This is not true and rather I would recommend Opera and FireFox for saving data. The third best browser is Google Chrome.
- Chrome Data Saver
Google Chrome is featuring special extension in the name of “Data Saver”. You need to download Chrome browser first and then go for this extension already downloaded by millions of satisfied users. The moment you install this extension in Google Chrome, you will see significant reduction in data usage without affecting the browsing speed.
- Check Auto-Start On Boot
We see that often PC Software starts booting automatically on starting the Windows without in the knowledge of PC owner. This auto-start booting is more common with download managers and Chatting Software like Skype. You have to manually turning off the automatic boot for software installed on the PC.
- Scan For Adware and Malware
Adware and Malware reduce the system efficiency and consumes the big pie of data for no use. Secondly, Malware also consumes data for spying on you and sends the personal data on the server, all these activities requires it consuming internet data for your own damage. Therefore, you need to scan the PC for removing the malware available in the system and not let them spying on you and neither consuming limited data you bought.
The article will be updated tomorrow for sharing new techniques for saving the data on PC.