If you have a Smartphone or a Computer, then you must be accessing the Internet on your device. And there are many features introduced over the years that make browsing easier. On Android phones users also have the option to display or show download & upload speed on the notification bar. And if you also want the same feature on your Windows PC then you are at the right place. Here you will know how to show download and upload speed on Windows 10 Taskbar.
Many OEMs find this feature useful and have included the feature on Android phones by default. But on other Android phones, you can use third party apps to display download and upload speed. It helps us track the current download as well as upload speed. It comes in handy when a user wants to test your speed and also helps to control data usage when a user has limited data available.
How to Display Download & Upload Speed on Windows 10
Windows also has many features like Android that let users customize their PC as they want. Comparing Windows with a smartphone OS may not be fair but considering the free environment like installing apps outside of default storage and easy interface, both OS are convenient to use.
If you use WiFi or limited data then you must be curious to know the data usage in real-time to track the network data. This way you will always have the idea if the data is used in the background or not. Even on an Android phone, this is one of the first settings that I enable during the setup.
Windows also allow users to install third party apps that are in executable format. It means users can enjoy many features that are not included by default like displaying download and upload speed in the taskbar.
Here in this guide, we will be using a powerful third party software that will let you enjoy many features including real-time network usage. So, follow the below steps and enjoy an additional feature on your Windows PC.
Steps to Show Download & Upload Network Speed on Windows 10 Taskbar
Step 1: Download XMeters for Windows on your PC. It is available for free as well as paid. And for Network speed, you can download the free version.
Step 2: Double click on the XMeters setup to install the application on your Windows PC.
Step 3: During installation, it will ask to restart applications that are opened like File Explorer if open. Click on OK to continue.
Step 4: After installing the XMeters application on your PC, Launch the application.
Step 5: When you launch the app for the first time it will ask for permission to show in the Taskbar, allow it.
Step 5: Now in XMeters select the Network option (it will already be selected by default). You can remove other options if you only want to show download and upload speed in the Taskbar.
Step 6: You can customize animation colors according to your preference.
That’s all you have to do for showing download and upload speed on Windows 10 Taskbar. The tool has many other features along with showing real time Network usage on Windows Taskbar. Other features include stats for CPU usage, Storage write/read speed, and Memory usage. You can enable all four options at once and it will show in the Taskbar.
To check if the Network usage stats work, you can run a speed test on the browser and note down the download and upload speed in the Taskbar. It has many advantages depending on your usage. This is just one of the great features that you can get using third party applications on Windows. It means you can try different apps related to XMeters for more features.
So that’s all for the guide on how to display download and upload speed on Windows 10. We will be sharing more guides related to Windows, and if you want to do more with your Windows then stay connected to YTECHB. And in case if you have any queries then let us know in the comment section below.