Microsoft has made features of Windows 10 more accountable of how the user is working or utilizing it, by which Windows 10, unlike its predecessors has become more effective. Windows 10 tracks the processes of user work and openly keeps its record so that user can ameliorate after checking the record. So speaking of keeping records, Windows 10 track Data usage, which allows it to record all the data is used either through your mobile data network or your home internet network connection. This makes easy for you to check the record of your data usage which might also benefit you to stay under the data limit after knowing which app or system is taking up more data than usual.
Windows 10 calculates the data for the Wi-Fi connections and Ethernet connection separately and show the track record of the last 30 days. It allows you to reset or clear Data usage if you have a limited data plan and want to keep an eye on the data usage for better consumption or you might want to start over the calculation of your monthly data plan. So make sure you’re using the latest version of Windows 10 if you want to reset data usage feature because, in this article, I will guide you on how to reset or clear Data Usage in Windows 10.
So let’s start with the stepwise guide…
Reset or Clear Data Usage
To Open up Windows settings, click on the Windows Start menu icon located on the taskbar as shown above. Now from the start menu, click on the Settings icon as highlighted.
After the Windows settings pane launches up, as shown above, click on the Network & Internet option as highlighted. This will open up the Settings pane of Network & Internet.
From the Network & Settings navigation menu, click on the Data usage option. This will open up the Data usage settings pane from where you can modify its settings as shown above. Now in Data usage settings, under the Overview section, click on View usage per app link as highlighted. This will open up a Usage details pane.
From Usage details pane, under Show usage form, click on the drop-box and select the Wi-Fi (all networks) from its menu as highlighted above. This will now show you the full usage details of Wi-Fi networks that have been connected with your Windows 10 for the last 30 days.
Now below the drop-down menu, you can see a Reset usage stats button has been enabled. Go on and click on the button to reset the data usage of your Windows.
After clicking on the Reset usage stats button, a pop-up box will appear which will ask for your confirmation to Reset usage stats? Simply click on the Reset button to clear all of your current data usage stats for Wi-Fi (all networks) as highlighted above. This will now process and delete all the usage details.
Check If Stats are cleared:
To check if the Data Usage stats of Wi-Fi (all networks) are cleared and started over again, head back to the Data Usage settings from the Network & Internet Settings pane as shown above. In Data usage settings, under the overview section, you can see the Wi-Fi network you’re connected with is now showing you 0 MB data usage.
That’s it! You can similarly perform the same procedure to reset data usage of your Ethernet network connection. Hope this article helped you to know how to reset or cleat Data Usage in your Windows 10. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty following the instructions, please let us know the comments section below.