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  1. phxtopdog's Avatar
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting that solution! I don't recall cancelling a download so I'm not sure how my Downloads got disabled, but enabling them again did the trick! And I had already searched online a few different times and found no solution, so getting to this page was a godsend.

    I'd like to just offer this as a point of clarification for some users, as the description of the process given in the solution didn't exactly match what I found in my phone's software, so there may be others out there who will be wondering: I'm on version 4.1.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S3...once in the Application Manager, I had to flick the menu bar at the top to the left in order to find the ALL tab. There was nothing called Download Manager...but I did as the solution suggested, and scrolled all the way to the bottom, even though everything in this list was alphabetical. And there, at the very bottom, was an entry that just read "Downloads". Next to it, it said "Disabled". I clicked that and clicked the Enable button. And that fixed my phone. I went back into this same list, and Downloads was now listed alphabetically.

    Oh, and just to offer some of the symptoms I was getting because of this issue: I could not even open the Google Play Market...it would attempt to open, and then shut down immediately. I could view but not save any attachments received in email or with text. Plus, the error message popped up at random times as well, I assume because there were some automatic downloads that my phone was unable to receive.

    Again, thanks for the solution!! You rock.
    12-28-2012 02:47 PM
  2. eaheer's Avatar
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! Enable download manager worked on my Galaxy S2 NOTE. You guys rock!
    12-31-2012 01:12 AM
  3. Zainab Ishak's Avatar
    How to do?I have the same problem too
    12-31-2012 07:56 PM
  4. Yaanu Yaante's Avatar
    My note 2 cant use play store . I ts all so have gpps error how to correct it
    01-01-2013 01:44 AM
  5. john bridge's Avatar
    Here is a solution that does NOT require a data wipe or factory reset (that instantly worked for me on Note 2).

    1. Go to > Settings
    2. Go to > Application Manager
    3. You should have 3 choices to view the files (that you can select near the top): "Downloaded", "Running" and "All". Select > "All" so that you can view everything.
    4. Scroll and find "Downloads" and open it, then if you see a button called "Enable" then click it to enable the downloads (if it first read "Disable" then don't push it because your downloads should already be Enabled).
    5. That is it! After I Enabled Downloads, my problem was solved.


    John.
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    01-02-2013 02:26 PM
  6. Muhammad Sayed's Avatar
    thank u so much u helped me alot
    01-02-2013 02:56 PM
  7. sha121's Avatar
    i have a smasung galaxy note 2 and i have that similar problem. so could you please explain your step u have suggested because i do not understand ur brief step.
    01-04-2013 12:09 PM
  8. Ula Farrah's Avatar
    Thanks a lot it really help its the best answer
    01-04-2013 04:28 PM
  9. Reem M's Avatar
    I LOVE U, thanks
    01-05-2013 08:23 AM
  10. RAKESH DOSHI's Avatar
    Thanks for a solution
    I was really tensed
    01-06-2013 01:10 PM
  11. MANISIDHU SIDHU's Avatar
    plg help
    me
    01-07-2013 01:18 AM
  12. john bridge's Avatar
    Here is a solution that does NOT require a data wipe or factory reset (that instantly worked for me on Note 2).

    1. Go to > Settings
    2. Go to > Application Manager
    3. You should have 3 choices to view the files (that you can select near the top): "Downloaded", "Running" and "All". Select > "All" so that you can view everything.
    4. Scroll and find "Downloads" and open it, then if you see a button called "Enable" then click it to enable the downloads (if it first read "Disable" then don't push it because your downloads should already be Enabled).
    5. That is it! After I Enabled Downloads, my problem was solved.

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    01-07-2013 02:50 AM
  13. NiteshBaid's Avatar
    thank you it worked actually what happened with me was when i was updating subway surfers then the download didn't start so i held the subway surfers process and then i tapped on app info then to remove subway surfers from the notification bar i unknowingly disabled download manager



    then i did the following
    went to download manager in application manager>all and enabled download manager then all went right with me


    this forum really took me out of a big problem
    than you
    01-09-2013 01:25 AM
  14. misslb90's Avatar
    Same problem on note 2. Solution: i went to Settings->Application Manager->All tab. I scrolled to the bottom. Download Manager was diabled. I enabled it.
    THANK YOU!!! I have been having this problem for weeks now & had no idea why!! I was about to restore my phone settings which is the last thing I wanted to do!! I can't believe it was so simple!!
    01-09-2013 09:57 AM
  15. Surendran Perumal's Avatar
    Same problem on note 2. Solution: i went to Settings->Application Manager->All tab. I scrolled to the bottom. Download Manager was diabled. I enabled it.
    You're awesome! Thanks man. Appreciate it.
    01-10-2013 03:05 AM
  16. Mrmtownsend's Avatar
    Cheers mate! This seems to be a common problem as I am on a Nexus 4 Android 4.2.1 and your solution did the job
    01-10-2013 02:30 PM
  17. DEVIN Palmer's Avatar
    On my sansumg galixy s 3 the play store will not work because when I click on it, it amendly shuts down please tell me how to make it work.
    01-11-2013 06:49 AM
  18. Opelo Letshwiti's Avatar
    i have this problem with my HTC cha cha..i havent got the option to enable "download manager"
    i suspect though that the problem was intiated when i cleared the data for google services.everytym i try connect any network [wireles...data bundles..] it pops up.



    im soo annnoyed.

    plis copy any charitable solution to https://www.facebook.com/opelo.letshwiti
    01-12-2013 12:21 PM
  19. kinkazilla's Avatar
    You saved me from a data wipe thanks so much! I had read so much about this issue and seen so many different fixes but this nice and simple solution worked like a dream. Phew. Now off to find a decent app that backs up all my stuff in case I ever need to do a factory reset in the future. Pure genius. Thanks again!
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    01-12-2013 01:46 PM
  20. lisamirt's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the solutions given did not work for me. I checked the Download Manager, it was already Enabled. I cleared Data in all Google applications but I still got the error message.
    Samsung Customer Care advised to do a Factory Reset. I was reluctant as I could see everyone else in the forum had no success. So I went ahead anyway. I noticed that the error message only appeared once I Restored all my backup data from Kies. So I did the Factory Reset again but this time I Restored my backup data from Kies section by section, using the phone for 5 minutes after each Restore, to see which section contained the corrupted file. In the end I was able to Restore all backup data - no corruption file found - no more error message. For some reason the phone did not like the automatic Restore, I had to do it manually section by section.
    I hope this helps for anyone still experiencing problems.
    01-12-2013 07:22 PM
  21. abips's Avatar
    thank you for this.... had the same problem and I was beginning to think it was a hopeless case. but i was able to search this forum and now my problem is fixed. thanks a lot.
    01-13-2013 01:19 AM
  22. Gunjan Sahay's Avatar
    For those using jellybean 4.2.1 on nexus 10, the option to enable the Download Manager is under Settings/Apps/Download Manager
    01-13-2013 12:04 PM
  23. CeCe Malaske Wimbauer's Avatar
    Thank you! Fixed my problem!
    01-14-2013 09:34 AM
  24. bt1's Avatar
    Thank you so much!
    01-15-2013 03:37 AM
  25. ankita273's Avatar
    Thank you so much the solution for note 2 worked instantly . It was driving me crazy!!!
    01-16-2013 01:04 AM
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