Turn On / Off Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync on Metered Network

August 13, 2019 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

By default, OneDrive will automatically pause file syncing if a metered connection is detected. But sometimes you may need to make OneDrive continue to sync files no matter if metered or not. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 simple ways to turn on or off automatically pause OneDrive sync on metered network in Windows 10.

Method 1: Turn on / off Pause OneDrive Sync on Metered Network via OneDrive Settings

  1. Click on the OneDrive icon in your system tray, then click on the More button and choose Settings.

  2. Under the Settings tab, just check or uncheck the option “Automatically pause sync when this device is on a metered connection” and click OK.

  3. Relaunch your OneDrive app to apply your changes.

Method 2: Turn on / off Pause OneDrive Sync on Metered Network via Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive. On the right panel, you have to create a 32-bit DWORD value UserSettingMeteredNetworkEnabled.

  2. In order to make OneDrive automatically pause sync on a metered connection, just double-click on UserSettingMeteredNetworkEnabled and set its value data to 1. Otherwise, change the value to 0 if you would like OneDrive to keep syncing regardless of the connection type.

  3. Close Registry Editor and reboot your system to apply.