New Microsoft Edge updates even in limited connections

Iron Contributor

I'm using my phone network on my computer to access the internet (while I'm without Wi-Fi) and the Windows identifies it as a limited connection, what is good, because prevents I spend a lot of expansive data mobile limiting the Windows Update, OneDrive Sync and more.


But the problem is the New Microsoft Edge doesn't recognize this Windows feature, and continues downloading updates!


I woke up today and the Edge Insider had a update, already downloaded, to install. It shouldn't happen.

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Have you used browsers like Firefox or Chrome before while using limited connection?
do they respect your limited connection settings?
I didn't try, but I also don't think so.

But, anyway, the Microsoft should implement that. The older Edge was updated via Microsoft Update and it'd never happen. Moreover it's a Windows feature and the Edge should be completely integrated to the Windows.
Yeah I agree, but I think at the moment only UWP apps respect that, Win32 programs like Firefox, new Edge, Chrome etc don't

I have the same problem!!! Bugged me for long time... I use Surface Pro X and LTE connection in the office... Sometimes when I return to office in the morning the update is ready and a great chunk of data has been burnt......


@HotCakeX I think this is up to the programmer to honor this setting... I believe there's definitely API for programmer to check if the connection is limited / metered or not, just I think most are too lazy to do so.... OneDrive is not UWP as well, but it will pause syncing when you are on metered connection...

best response confirmed by vctgomes (Iron Contributor)
Oh! Really cool! It shows the Microsoft is really hearing us and our feedbacks! I'm pretty happy bout this.