There is a built-in network data usage monitor in Windows 10. Unlike its predecessors, Windows 10 allows you track network data usage without having to install any additional software.
The network data usage monitor can be accessed by navigating to Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage. The data usage monitor even shows data consumed by every app and program on your PC. The feature comes in handy, especially for users who are using a broadband or mobile broadband with a data cap.
While this built-in network data usage monitor is good, there is a catch. With default settings, the data usage monitor shows data consumed by your Windows 10 PC for the past 30 days. However, there is no option to reset the data usage monitor.
The absence of data reset option means you cannot track the data for a specific period or the current month before the last day of the month. For instance, if your broadband billing cycle starts from 5th of every month, you cannot reset the data usage on 5th to begin tracking the data usage from that date.
A workaround is available to clear and reset network data usage. You need to delete a system file which is used to save the network data usage details to reset the data. However, since the method requires deleting a system file, many users are not comfortable with that method.
Reset Data Usage
Luckily, a new program is now available to reset network data usage in Windows 10. The free tool, called Reset Data Usage, allows you reset network data usage with a click.
Reset Data Usage tool is a standalone tool which requires no installation as such. Simply download and run the tool. Click Reset Data Usage button to reset the data usage on your Windows 10 PC. That’s it! No need to reboot or log off your PC.
All-in-all, a handy tool for Windows 10 PC users who are on limited data plans. Visit the following page to download the latest version of Reset Data Usage utility.
The program is fully compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10.
NOTE: Windows SmartScreen filter might warn you against running this tool but the tool is safe. The developer has even posted links to VirusTotal results on the download page. You can check if before downloading the tool, if you want.