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Support How do to cancel a download?

I can't figure out how to cancel a video file I've been downloading. It's just taking so long... I tried opening the notifications and pressing menu but there's nothing to press to cancel.


#1 geekdw, Oct 28, 2008
Sorry, but as of now there is no confirmed way of canceling any download process.
#2 PhantomTrace, Oct 28, 2008
If you're in the stock browser, hit menu then more. select Downloads then highlight the one you want to cancel. I think you can long press it then select cancel. I just had to do this a few minutes ago
#3 cary328is, Jun 19, 2010
Thank you, I had a download sitting there for ages and it was really getting on my nerves!
#4 Iamonline, Mar 12, 2011
How to cancel incomplete download in Android ?

Go to main launcher screen > menu button > Settings > Applications > Manage applications> “All” tab > Select “Market” from the list > Clear cache and then Clear data.

Solution 2: Click or touch on download manager and Clear cache and then Clear data or “Force stop” the application.
#5 chhaya, Apr 19, 2011
#6 wutzthedeal, May 16, 2011
@chhaya: Thank you, it was really helpful, keep on helping...
#7 TheIndianNish, Jul 2, 2011
Yeah I have seen this problem recently with a friend who just brought his cell yesterday and i was myself a bit confused too to find the trick. But in the end i found the way. All you have to do is to go to Settings -> Applications --> Manage Applications --> Running Tab. There search for 'Download Manager' and stop it. Thats all.

Your problem solved.:D

P.S: his phone was LG Optimus One.:eek:
#8 shadowprince, Jul 7, 2011
Open ur browser More->downloads-> tab cancel,,, this works
#9 arjun andrardy, Feb 10, 2012
I had the same issue, where i had a ongoing download from my browser that I just couldn't clear from the notification area. I tried everything, including restarting the phone, clearing the cache of the Android browser, Google Chrome Browser, I tried as well to keep my finger pressed on the download, no reaction. checked in the Downloads in both browsers where it didn't appear.
No way to stop the ever ongoing download. And it apparently drained my battery quite a lot, when it kept on trying to download.

Finally i got it to stop. The reason was, that my USB storage was full. I deleted a few files, and the download completed and can now be cleared.
Just wanted to write it here in case someone else is googling this problem.
#10 jorsal, Apr 11, 2012
Settings/Apps/All/Download Manager/Force stop
Worked for me.
#11 Sethide, May 13, 2012
Jorsal - thanks so much. None of the other solutions worked, so thanks for taking the time to post yours!!!
#12 scotjam, Sep 1, 2012