This will show you how to hide or show the counters that provide real time local data usage
estimates for Wi-Fi
and mobile broadband
network connections in Windows 8
, Windows RT
, Windows 8.1
, and Windows RT 8.1
This is not available for a wired network connection.
The local counters keep track of the amount of data used on each individual wireless network type so you don’t have to. When the counter is set to show, you can reset
the counter whenever you want, which may be useful if you want to monitor your usage month-to-month or even within a session. Although you should think of the local data counters as a quick way to determine your usage, they are not a substitute for what mobile operators (ex: AT&T, Verizon, etc...) report as their usage, which may vary slightly, and should be available in the operator’s metro app.
For more details, see also:
Engineering Windows 8 for mobile networks - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs