How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

If you want to learn How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows PC then you are in the right place now. Please follow all the steps carefully.
There was a time when I have also face the issue of lots of data consumption on my Windows Laptop. I use mobile hotspot to connect my Laptop to Internet, when wi-fi connected, my laptop began to consume data like a hungry person who did not eat for last 2 days and my Internet data finished within 1 Hours.

Then I was searching for solution of too much data consumption on my PC but did not get the proper solution. Everyone said - set as metered connection, stop Windows automatic update, and said to follow a long and time taking steps.

But actually it did not stop your PC to consuming soo much data. Because after disable automatic windows update, other application still able to use data on background.

Finally I find a proper solution of How to Stop Background Data consuption on Windows PC and it actually work. This take less than 30 Seconds to do. So I recommend you to try this method at least for once and see the result.


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How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

why my laptop is using too much data?

Before learn how to reduce data usage on PC you should know the reason of using so much data on laptop. I have mention some reason below.
  • Windows auto update
  • Automatically checking for update
  • Auto Sync
  • Some application update automatically on Background

Now you have know the reason of Why your PC use more data while connection to Internet.

Why it is Important to Stop background Data?

You want to stop background data on your PC but do you know how it helps you in your work. Here is some reason why it is important to stop over using background data on your laptop or computer.
  • It slow down the Internet speed for your actual work
  • Because of Slow speed it takes more time to do your actual work
  • It waste Internet data while auto checking for update
  • If you are using a low end PC then may be your PC get slow while auto updating on background

How to Stop background Data consuption on Windows PC


It is easy to stop using background internet data on Windows PC, you just have to follow the steps below which takes less than 30 Seconds.
Step 1: Open 'Run' on your computer or simply press Windows key(⊞) + R and on run type 'services.msc' then click on Ok or hit Enter.

How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

or go to search and type 'services' now you will see a search result named -'View local services', click on it.
How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Step 2 : Service window will be appeared on your PC (see the image below). Now find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)'  under the name section.

How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10



How to Stop Background data consumption on windows PC temporarily ?


If you stop background data on your PC for temporarily then after Restart or Shutdown, your PC again starting consuming data on background.

  • After following above steps
  • Right Click on 'Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)'
  • Click on Stop

How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10


How to stop background internet data consumption on Windows PC permanently?



If you do not stop background data permanently then you  have to stop Background intelligent transfer service every time when you start or restart the PC. So lets see how to stop background data consuming for permanently.
(After following the above step)

Step 1: Right click on 'Background intelligent transfer service' and click on 'Properties'.


How to permanently disable BITS (Background intelligent transfer service):

Step 2: Now change the Startup type to 'Disabled' and click on 'Apply'.

How to permanently disable BITS (Background intelligent transfer service):

Now you can use Internet on your PC freely because your computer able to use as much data as you using and won't able to use data without your concern.

What happen If you Stop Background data on your PC ?

After stop the background data PC your PC won't update automatically so I recommend you to periodically update your Windows or other application manually.

Conclusion


You have finally learned how to stop so much data using on windows PC which actually work.
I have mention here two ways - temporarily or permanently, but I suggest you to do it permanently because by this there is no chance of waste your data and forgetting to stop BITS every time when you start or restart PC also.





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