If you’re on a metered network where data is at a premium, you might sometimes get a notice that you should pause OneDrive.  Synching files can take up a great deal of data.  Or maybe, you’ve just got a super-slow Internet connection. Fortunately, it’s super-easy to pause OneDrive.

Just find the cloud icon in the lower right of your taskbar.

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Right-click and choose Pause Syncing.

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Choose 2, 8, or 24 hours.

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Another thing you can do if you have concerns about your connection is to click on Settings.

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Choose the Network tab and you can limit the rate at which documents are uploaded or downloaded.

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