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Ever since the new video data extender was added and the windows creator update are data use has doubled. I realize that windows added 5 gigabytes to our usage this month, since they have to rewrite the operating system every month, but where old folks nothing changed same routine, but are data went from .6 a day to 1 or 1.1 gigabyte a day. Checked settings on how updates are delivered, making sure all devices are turned off, turn off wifi when not using, use free time to the max. Did the internet change in the last 2 weeks, that increases usage that much. Am I missing a setting somewhere or just just counting more data since video data extender was added?
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Mark it shouldn't be the video data extender - that should save data as implemented. At best data usage would be about the same as before its implementation - since it's subject to the disclaimer that all video streams are not detected - unless of course you're going hog wild video streaming thinking all videos will be "optimized" as it's euphemistically being called.

I'd take a closer look at any/all data saving related settings in Windows 10 - the major updates have shown a tendency to "magically" reset these settings.

This would include metered connection settings - you can now set wired ethernet connections to metered (after over two years Microsoft apparently conceded that wired connections can be metered too).

Also double check all of the Update and Security settings (most notably WIndows Update Delivery Optimization settings).

I'd provide detailed steps but they'd likely be outdated. I gave up on Windows 10 several versions ago (nothing against it but on a severely limited data plan, I needed to degrade its functionality to that of being nothing more than a younger, prettier Windows 7 -  wound up just sticking with Windows 7 pro tem  - the devil I knew.       
 
P.S. Other than that and assuming you're limited to Windows or Android devices, consider installing Glasswire on each - it will provide some insight into what those devices are individually doing (glasswire.com).    
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