How to See Network Data Usage in Windows 10 (Monitor Bandwidth)

Windows 10 has a built-in bandwidth monitoring tool that allows you to see how much data you’ve used in the last 30 days. Follow these steps to see your bandwidth usage in Windows 10.

Windows 10 tracks how much network data you are using on a per-network basis. This is pretty helpful to track your data usage over the last 30 days. Though not as feature-rich as third-party applications, the tool is pretty good at showing which apps are consuming the most data. This feature is particularly useful if you are using mobile data in Windows 10.

Without further ado, let me show how you can view your network data usage in Windows 10 with just a few clicks.

View Network Data Usage

Like I said before, bandwidth monitoring is a built-in tool in Windows 10. In fact, it is integrated into the PC Settings app. You just need to know where to look for in order to see the bandwidth usage data. Here’s how.

1. First, open the PC Settings app by pressing the Win + E keyboard shortcut. You can also search for it in the start menu or click on the “All Settings” button in the Action Center.

2. In the Settings app, go to “Network” and click on the “Data Usage” tab appearing on the left panel.

3. On the right panel, you will see your network connections. Right next to the network connection name, you will see the network usage data for the last 30 days. In my case, I’ve used 300GB on the Wi-Fi network and around 3GB on the Ethernet.

Note: Unfortunately, as of now there is no way to select a specific number of days or dates to filter and check bandwidth consumption.


4. You can also see data usage per application too. Just click on the “View usage per app” link appearing under the network connections.

5. In this page, select the network you want to see the usage of and Windows will automatically list all the applications and their data usage in the decending order.

If you are on a Wi-Fi network, you can also filter the statistics based on all Wi-Fi networks you’ve ever connected to or on the specific network you are currently connected to. If you look at the below image, the statistics are only for the current Wi-Fi network I’m connected to. To see all the networks data usage, select “All Networks” from the drop-down menu.


Wrapping Up

That is all. It is that simple to track how much data you are using on Windows 10. If you are on a mobile data and worried about exceeding the daily or monthly limit, I recommend you enable the metered connection setting on that specific network. Once enabled, you will not only see data usage statistics based on the limit but Windows also alerts when are near or exceeded the set limit.

Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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