Is there any downside in indicating a wifi network as "unmetered"? (assume the wifi has no bandwidth restrictions or max data limit)



  • I use a wifi network that has no bandwidth restrictions or max data limit with I use the latest Venmo app on Android 10 with Samsung Galaxy S9. Android detected the wifi network as metered. Is there any downside if I indicate this wifi network as "unmetered" instead?


    Android https://www.lorier.net/docs/android-metered.html ( https://web.archive.org/web/20210926010222/https://www.lorier.net/docs/android-metered.html ) the wifi network as metered:

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  • No, there isn't any downside and you should set it to unmetered. You certainly wouldn't like OTA updates or large downloads to be throttled or stopped by setting it as metered.

    https://support.google.com/android/answer/9654714?hl=en#zippy=%2Ccontrol-data-use-with-metered-wi-fi

    If your network has a data limit, you can set your Wi-Fi as metered. When your network is metered, you have more control over how much data your phone uses through downloads and other apps.




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