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How to Check and Reset Data Usage in Windows 11

Windows offers built-in tools to help users monitor their data usage. These tools keep track of your internet data usage information and show you how much data has been consumed by a particular application.

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

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 reset and check data usage in Windows 11:

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 for which you want to check the data usage from the top right corner – WiFI and Ethernet.

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

NOTE: To reset data usage in the Windows Settings, in the data usage section, scroll down and select the “Reset” button. A popup menu appears. Select the “Reset” button again to reset the data usage.

scroll down and select reset option
‘Reset’ option
select reset button again to reset data usage in windows 11
‘Reset’ button

Step #1: Search and open the ‘Task Manager’ in the Start menu or press the ‘Ctrl + Shift + Esc’ key combination 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

NOTE: To reset the data usage in the task manager, in the ‘App History’ Tab in Task Manager, click the ‘Delete Usage History’ option.

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

Next Steps

We’ve covered how to check data usage in Windows 11 along with the ways to reset it.

When you have a limited data plan, it’s critical to keep track of how much data you use, then, resetting your usage statistics in Windows is the simplest method to achieve this.

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