Display Data Usage Info For Metered Connections In Windows 8.1

For metered network connections in Windows 8/8.1, it can be useful to know the estimated data usage of such connections. (A previous article described how to set data usage limit for network connections in Windows 8/8.1).

Here is how to show the data usage information for metered connections :

Access the Settings charm : Windows key + I (list of Windows 8 charm shortcuts can be found here).

windows 8 settings charm

Click network icon and from the list of network connections, right click on the desired metered connection.

choosing network properties from settings charm

Then choose “Show estimated data usage”.

display estimated data usage for metered connections in Windows 8

This will display the estimated data usage along with last used time period.

data usage stats for metered connections in Windows 8

All done.

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