I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga which is a brilliant machine. I made sure an opted for the model with a cellular modem because I have T-Mobile. With T-Mobile I have unlimited data world wide. I got an additional sim for my machine so now as soon as my machine boots I have internet no matter where I am in the world.
The only issue was Windows would constantly reminding me I am on a metered connection.
But because I have unlimited data I really could not care less. After doing some research I learned that certain apps will behave differently when running over a metered connection. So my goal was to either identify this network as not being metered or allow applications to use this connection as if it was not. I could not find a way to mark a cellular network as not metered so I turned to allowing applications to use it as if it were not.
- Press Windows Key + I
- Click Devices
- Switch Download over metered connections to On
Now my machine will use my metered connection like any other. However, I still got the notification!
- So I decided to hide the notification from OneDrive.
- Open Action Center
- Right-Click on notification
- Select Turn off notification for this group or Got to notification settings and fine tune the notifications
Now I am free to use my internet with no annoying notifications about being on a metered network.