Steam - How to set download restrictions

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Steam - How to set download restrictions

Learn how to set download restrictions (for updates, downloads of new apps/games,...) in Steam. Two options are available, namely:
  • Limit download schedule
  • Limit the bandwidth

To configure these options
  • Click on Steam Menu > Settings
  • Go to the Downloads section > Download restrictions.
  • Tick the Limit auto-updating schedule checkbox.
    • Set the period of the day to perform downloads

  • Click on Limit bandwidth to and select a value:
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Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
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