Windows 8 - Disable Synchronization over metered connections

October 2016

To avoid any extra costs when using metered connections, you can disable the synchronization features of Windows 8:
  • Update of live tiles.
  • Synchronization with SkyDrive


First your will need to define your metered connections: Set network as metered connection
Next, you simply have to disable synchronization over metered connections:
  • Open the Charm Bar (Windows + C)
  • Click on Settings > Change PC Settings.
  • Scroll to "Sync your settings".
  • In the right pane, scroll to "Sync over metered connections".
  • Toggle "Sync settings over metered connections" to "Off".

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