1. jersild83's Avatar
    Hello!

    I was prompted to update to Kit Kat on my Samsung Galaxy S3 this morning. The updated downloaded & installed without any issues - but now the same 3 notifications are constantly displayed on my phone. If I clear, they come back. Same for when I re-boot my phone:

    01-Take-A-Chance.mp3
    Download complete

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    Download complete

    0zHzHEe.gif
    Download complete

    Anybody have any ideas? It has only happened since this update and it's getting very irritating having these display permanently and come back seconds after I clear each time.

    Thanks!

    Jersild
    12-02-2013 07:07 PM
  2. jersild83's Avatar
    Also, just a note - I am not sure what the downloads these notification are for actually are. I assumed they are from the update? They aren't files I manually downloaded myself.
    12-02-2013 07:08 PM
  3. patruns's Avatar
    Looks like a music file and 2 image files. What happens when you tap the mp3 file instead of dismissing it?
    12-03-2013 12:27 PM
  4. jersild83's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. When I clicked the files, I got an error saying the files were unsupported formats. I finally realized the files were files I downloaded roughly 6 months ago, but for some strange reason kept showing up as new notifications. Deleting the files for some reason did not fix the problem (they had already been deleted). The 'Download complete' notifications popped back up seconds after clearing them each time - and would show up on startup after each reboot.

    After digging around online, it appears to be a fairly common problem among users who recently updated Samsung Galaxy S3 phones to Kit Kat. You have to clear Download Manager cache for the notifications to stop appearing.

    Paul
    alambers likes this.
    12-03-2013 12:38 PM
  5. patruns's Avatar
    You have to clear Download Manager cache
    I had to do that on my Nexus 5 as well to clear out a "ghost image" that kept showing in my download folder but didn't really exist.
    zkSharks likes this.
    12-03-2013 02:54 PM
  6. TechnoGeek4Life's Avatar
    Thank you for this solution! I needed to find the answer to my coworkers problem!
    12-18-2013 05:13 PM
  7. Michelle Pannell-Frakes's Avatar
    I am having the same problem where do I find the download manager cache???
    01-03-2014 11:25 AM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I am having the same problem where do I find the download manager cache???
    Settings > apps > All. Scroll down to Download Manager and clear cache.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-03-2014 04:10 PM
  9. Nick Reynolds's Avatar
    Settings > apps > All. Scroll down to Download Manager and clear cache.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Thank you so much. I've had this issue as well and you answer was very helpful.
    srkmagnus likes this.
    01-08-2014 08:50 AM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Thank you so much. I've had this issue as well and you answer was very helpful.
    Welcome to Android Central! Glad to be of some help - if you have further questions don't hesitate asking.
    01-08-2014 11:10 AM
  11. Richard Parker29's Avatar
    Hi I have the same issue with some items I downloaded a while back but clearing the cache does not fix it. I can find the item on the phone either I guess it is using up my roaming allowance as well. All help appreciated
    01-09-2014 03:20 PM
  12. Richard Parker29's Avatar
    Got it! Clear data and Clear cache seems to stop it. Hope it has not killed something else!
    Morganier likes this.
    01-09-2014 03:38 PM
  13. Morganier's Avatar
    Had the same problem. Pressing on the repepetingly downloaded file gave me the screen of the downloadmanager. Clearing data and cache solved the problem. No dataloss, everything worked fine afterwards
    01-17-2014 04:59 AM
  14. ellobie's Avatar
    Ugh, THANK YOU! That was really annoying!
    03-12-2014 11:27 AM
  15. con4n007's Avatar
    Thank God I found this thread
    it's super annoying
    04-30-2014 02:04 PM
  16. totalnewb's Avatar
    Thanks for the direction on this! Been bugging me for DAYS!!
    I found it in Downloads in the App menu...cleared the cache and no more notifications.
    Thanks again
    07-02-2014 12:58 PM

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