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How to Check Data Usage in Windows 11 [2 Methods]


Seems you are worried about the overuse of Data in your device and want to keep a strict check on your data usage in Windows 11 regularly.

how to check data usage in windows 11

Or, you are a parent who wants to keep a check on their child’s Online Activity, on which app does he/she spends most of his/her time on the internet.

By the end of this article, you will be able to:

– Check Data Usage with Windows Settings App in Windows 11.

– Reset Data Usage in Windows Settings App

– Monitor Data Usage with Task Manager in Windows 11.

– Delete Data Usage with Task Manager.


Step #1: Go to Windows Settings App using Start Menu.

windows setting app in windows 11
Windows Settings App

Step #2: Select the “Network and Internet” option from the left sidebar/navigation pane and select the “Data Usage” option from the top-right corner.

selecting data usage option from the network and internet section in windows settings
‘Data Usage’ option

Step #3: Now, you can see all the applications consuming data. The apps will be sorted in order of how much data they use. The apps will be ranked from the most data-consuming to the least data-consuming.

You can select the Network from the top right corner – WiFI and Ethernet.

selecting data usage option from the network and internet section in windows settings
‘Data Usage’ Stats

Step #1: In the Data Usage section, scroll down and select the “Reset” button.

scroll down and select reset option
‘Reset’ option

Step #2: A popup menu appears. Select the “Reset” button again to reset the data usage.

select reset button again to reset data usage in windows 11
‘Reset’ button

Step #1: Search for ‘Task Manager’ in the Start menu or press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc Key to open the Task Manager. Press the “More Details” option.

press more detail option to see detailed view in task manager
‘More Details’ button

Step #2: Select the “App History” tab from the top menu to view data usage.

press app history tab to view app data usage in task manager in windows
‘App History’ Tab

Step #3: You can click on the Network Tab and order the applications in ascending or descending order depending on the data usage of the application.

press the network option to order the usage stats in ascending or descending order
Ordering the Applications on the basis of Data usage

Step: In the ‘App History’ Tab in Task Manager, click on the ‘Delete Usage History’ option.

select delete data usage option in task manager
‘Delete Data Usage’ button

Conclusion

We’ve addressed 2 methods to check usage in Windows 11 as well as 2 methods to remove usage history and stats.

#1: Check Data Usage with Windows Settings.

#2: Remove Data Usage with Windows Settings.

#3: Check Network Usage with Task Manager.

#4: Remove Network Usage with Task Manager.


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