respect metered connections in Windows 10
In Windows 8.1, OneDrive would detect whether the internet connection was a metered (data-capped) connection or not and would automatically pause syncing until it was connected to a non-metered network. This functionality seems to have been removed in Windows 10. Please bring it back.
We recently began rolling out our new metered connection support, which will automatically pause OneDrive sync when a metered connection is being used on Windows 10. Thanks for the feedback!
Mario Eichling commented
Please add a policy Setting to configure how the Client would act when detecting a metered Connection. For example Limit the upload/download rate or disable the sync completely when connected to a metered connection.
The app suggests to pause because I'm on a metered connection. But how about making it a setting and stop those annoying notifications.
I pay and I want to use Onedrive on metered connections...!!!!!
I do want OneDrive to respect metered connections and stop sync in this case as a feature option.
Please listen to those many users, having the same expensive problem.
Is there any option to turn on ondrive sync over meter connection in Windows 10 ?
this computer is not on metered network
Sorry, it isn't at all in my case. I don't fount out yet any solution to stop the metered in Windows 10.
GEORGIOS TOMARAS commented
Sune Rievers commented
Fix it already. It's total ******** when there previously was an option, and it was taken away.
I'm about to ditch OneDrive as it has used up my entire data plan three months in a row :-(
Can Microsoft explain the reasoning behind this. It's costing money. This pathetic bullying is not acceptable. Don't forget that we pay for your software, so stop behaving like a spoilt brat. It takes a little more for opposition to notice, then your will have people moving back to Google. Your software should be for the benefit of the users and not for you to be a bully. This is why I use Google in conjunction with Microsoft. Do I have to stop OneDrive from starting automatically. Is that really the way your want us to manipulate your software. Be careful when things like become mainstream. It's a black mark against you.
3GB in a few minutes. Wow.. 4G speed. I'm surprised on how Windows 10 could pause other downloads but not OneDrive in metered connections. The mobile version does have the function to choose sync by wifi only or together with mobile data.
Does it take years to figure out a fix for this?
Michael Morgan commented
I learnt this the hard way yesterday tethering my Surface Book to my iPhone at a cafe for an hour of work just consumed 13gb of mobile data. I had assumed that flagging it as a "metered connection" protected me from this. Expensive lesson :-(
Steve Rackham commented
Six months ago and still thinking about it... Any update on this?
This is a showstopper for many corporate roll-outs with remote workers.
Come on guys, im sure there is a reason why you removed it but the fallout is costing a lot of people money. you will (and potentially are) losing customers, mobile data is not cheap and we can easily find ourselves out of pocket very quickly. I love my surface pro and would love to have it tethered at times but I just cant take the risk.
shannon mdyer commented
Your response is not accepted enough is enough with being a control freak and bring it back it was one in windows 10 and now has been removed we buy computers with microsoft garbage in it and you guys seem to LOVE invading our privacy as ALL corporations want to do is to CONTROL society and its sickening WE OWN YOU WE PAY FOR THE PRODUCT WE OWN IT AFTER WE PAY FOR IT NOW STAY OUT OF MY COMPUTER
Bryner Menchavez commented
+1 to everything everyone has said.
For me, I just had an embarrassing phone call to my phone provider's customer support where I had to eat my words after INSISTING it couldn't be my laptop as I made a point of setting my phone's hotspot as a metered connection so it should not be downloading/uploading any data... then finding OneDrive as the culprit data-hog.
Microsoft!... reimburse me $70 or fix this feature ASAP!
Toby Bisco commented
Just adding my vote. Turning off sync for metered connections is critical.
I note that in the onedrive preview I now get a notification remining me that I am connected using a metered connection and that I might want to pause syncing. This is a step in the right direction, but I'd much prefer it to pause automatically, with an option to manually un-pause should I wish to (which is going to be highly unlikely)
Rebekka Weide commented
It would be very helpful if the setting could be switched on and off for certain applications. For example, I do want Outlook to be synced with my metered connection, but not One Note or Dropbox..
I know about this shortcoming and always pause syncing when tethered. But today I forgot. Onedrive chewed through 10gb of 4g data in 2hrs. That is a cost of $80 to me above my plan. This is real telemetry. I can provide screenshots from my telco's dashboard showing 10gb of data going to live.com on the same day. Would this telemetry be enough? I hope so because this feature has already cost hundreds of dollars for t no value from just this one user.
I was surprised to see this is the case. I use my Surface Pro a lot when travelling, often on limited data accounts, so this could easily swallow my data allowance, costing $$$ and more hassle.