Limit uTorrent Bandwidth Usage With Transfer Cap

by: - Last updated on: December 17th, 2016

uTorrent is no doubt one of the most popular and widely used torrent clients in the world. With a wide variety of files available for download on torrents, one might go overboard when downloading files and actually cross the bandwidth usage limit set by the ISP. There have been instances when the ISP has temporarily banned users (even on unlimited plan) or charge extra money for downloading excessively via torrents.

Luckily, the latest version of uTorrent – v2.0 has included a new feature called Transfer Cap, which helps you keep a tab on amount of data used in last 31 days. It allows you to completely stop uTorrent data transfer if cap limit is exceeded.


This is a nice addition which helps those who need to cap the bandwidth usage without having to constantly check the data transfer every other day. It is always better to set the transfer cap a bit below the limit set by the ISP so that your other browsing needs are taken care of.


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  1. Set Upload Cap thus changing from default (upload+Download). Set upload cap to 2 GB. Utorrent shut down completely (No downloads) when 2GB upload reached. Wishing to resume downloading, I reset my CAP. But Utorrent 2.2Beta fails to resume. I need to exit completely and restart for downloads (and therefore newly reset uploads) can resume. Are you aware of this?

  2. And still, 2 years later, it doesn’t work properly. My (daily) transfer cap was reached, then, after 2 days, it still says transfer cap. Reset stats, still says transfer cap. After restarting the client, it resumed transfers as normal. Sadly this makes the feature less than useful.