How to turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization Option and reduce your data usage in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the future of Microsoft’s Windows Operating System and is very smartly build be the developers based on feedback from Insiders worldwide. But in this OS Microsoft has added one new feature of peer to peer sharing option into Windows Update option. In case if you are experiencing that your data usage is high then you must have to look into this post regarding its solution. Redmond Giant has added “Windows Update Delivery Optimization” option in Windows 10 which is by default turned on.

Windows Update Delivery Optimization option adds feature to your operating system because of which it will not only download Windows Updates and Windows Store apps form Microsoft sources. This will let you get updates and apps from other Pcs on your local network or PCs on the Internet.

This method is also helpful if you have a limited or unreliable Internet connection or if you own more than one PC. Your data usage will be less as your updates and apps will be downloaded from other PCs which are already having those update or apps. Not only this, but your own PC will also send updates and apps to other PCs on your local as well global network.

Users will have option to choose from where to get these updates or turn this option off. Simply follow the steps given below or choose from where to get updates.

1. Go to Start and then click on Settings. And now choose Update & Security from there.

Windows 10 PC Settings

2. From Update & Security settings, select Advanced options.

Windows 10 Update & Security Option

3. On the Advanced options page, select Choose how updates are delivered, and then use the toggle to turn Delivery Optimization off. When turned off, you’ll still get updates and apps from Windows Update and from the Windows Store.

Update and Security Advanced Options Windows 10

4. Here you’ll see two more options as, “PCs on your local network” & “PCs on your local network and PCs on the Internet”. You can choose from anyone option depending on your choice.

Choose how updates are delivered Windows 10

In case you want to stop downloading updates and apps from PCs on the Internet, you can choose option select PCs on my local network. But in both cases your PC will sends parts of downloaded apps or updates to other PCs on your local or on the Internet or both (as per selected option).

Windows Delivery Optimization is turned on by default depending on which edition of Windows 10 you are using.

  • Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education:  The PCs on your local network option is turned on by default.
  • All other editions of Windows 10: The PCs on your local network and PCs on the Internet option is turned on by default.
Note: Delivery Optimization doesn’t access your personal files or folders or change any files on your PC.