Windows 10 Tip: How To Reset Data Usage to Start Fresh

Windows 10 has a built-in network data usage feature that lets you track your network usage without installing any 3rd party program. And it’s built right in the Settings app, Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage.

If you want to reset the number to get a fresh start just to see how much usage you would use through the week or month, you can simply click View usage details and press the “Reset usage stats” button.

And all numbers related to Data Usage will be reset across all network adapters you have.

However, the “Reset usage stats” button is only there since Windows 10 version 1703 build 16193. You don’t see it anywhere in any early Windows 10 versions. So what do you do if you want to reset data usage on a computer you haven’t updated to the latest build that is only available for Windows Insiders?

There is a tool called Reset Data Usage that could come handy. It’s a free portable tool that requires no installation or additional DLL files. Simply download the zip file from the website and run the executable file wrapped in the file. And click the “Reset Data Usage” button. That’s about it.

 

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 05/16/2017

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