The amount of data consumed on the Computer is always greater than that on the telephone. Just like on Android, you can save data and make your internet plan last as long as possible on your Windows 10 or 7 PC.
Here in this article, the methods to limit the consumption of data on computer and make internet browsing last, especially when using a USB modem with a reduced mobile plan.
By putting these tips into practice, you will be able to reduce the consumption of megabytes on your computer, especially when you activate limited internet plans.
How to Reduce Internet Consumption on Windows 10/8/7
1. Close unused programs
This is the ultimate rule, always close unused programs.
Programs, even in the background, can update without notifying you. By closing them you save on an internet package but also on the speed of the machine.
2. Open the mobile version of a site
Some websites offer mobile and computer versions, usually the mobile version is lighter and faster than the computer version. For example m.facebook.com will be faster than web.facebook.com .
You can force the mobile version of a site on a browser using the User Agent Switcher extension .
3. Block internet access to certain software with GlassWire
GlassWire is a tool that analyzes internet activity on your computer.
It offers several functionalities of the visualization of bandwidth in detail as well as a firewall (firewall) allowing to inform you in real time of all the connections in progress.
How to block internet access to software with GlassWire
Step 1 : Open GlassWire and go to the Firewall tab
Step 2 : Find all the programs that are connected to the internet but that you are not using
Step 3 : To block a program, just click on the icon, to the left of the application, under fire form.
You can block all applications, as you want, except ” Host process for windows services ” otherwise you block access for all applications.
The GlassWire utility includes several other features that you can explore.
Disable Windows Updates
This is the last method to use.
# 1. Launch Windows Run (Execute)
# 2. Type the command “services.msc”
# 3. Search “Windows Update”
# 4. Disable this service then restart your PC.
If you have other methods to reduce the consumption of megabytes on computer, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments.