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  1. rached8's Avatar
    I downloaded a few pictures from my gmail (from a known sender, a good friend) but one of the items never successfully downloaded and I can't figure out how to cancel the download or clear it from my status bar. The little "down arrow" is constantly showing in the status bar, I can't clear it and I can't figure out how to force close it. I have also cleared the cache of my gmail, and turned off the phone and removed the battery. Every time I turn it back on, that icon is still there and it looks like it is attempting to download, but never finishes.

    thanks for any suggestions.
    05-27-2012 12:55 PM
  2. coronaboy10's Avatar
    Go into the app drawer and open the downloads application. Should have all your downloads in there, Find your offending download and delete it. It should be gone from the notification bar.
    06-02-2012 01:16 PM
  3. justchillinuno's Avatar
    Press and hold the bar that is showing as stuck in your downloads bar... when it wiggles drag to the left...
    06-18-2012 06:24 PM
  4. thatkid2s's Avatar
    Has this been solved yet? I've attempted both of the suggestions and neither have worked. It is becoming quite annoying. Thank you in advance.
    06-19-2012 02:35 PM
  5. Zhara's Avatar
    Has this been solved yet? I've attempted both of the suggestions and neither have worked. It is becoming quite annoying. Thank you in advance.
    Try going into your running apps list and force stop download manager and/or gmail (or whatever app you're downloading the file from).
    aashtee likes this.
    06-19-2012 02:42 PM
  6. Mercury81's Avatar
    Have you tried to reboot your phone?

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-19-2012 02:58 PM
  7. thatkid2s's Avatar
    Try going into your running apps list and force stop download manager and/or gmail (or whatever app you're downloading the file from).
    I just came in here to state that I tried just that. Initially I just cleared the data from my gmail app. But what finally worked was going into settings>apps>all apps> and clicked download manager. I then force stopped it and cleared data and cache. It is now gone. Thank you guys for the ridiculously fast responses.

    Matt
    06-19-2012 03:29 PM
  8. thatkid2s's Avatar
    Have you tried to reboot your phone?

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    Yes. I tried a normal reboot and even a few batter pulls. Nothing worked until I tried the previously mentioned. Thanks for the response, my man!
    06-19-2012 03:30 PM
  9. akhiljain2's Avatar
    I just came in here to state that I tried just that. Initially I just cleared the data from my gmail app. But what finally worked was going into settings>apps>all apps> and clicked download manager. I then force stopped it and cleared data and cache. It is now gone. Thank you guys for the ridiculously fast responses.

    Matt
    Got annoyed with the same situation, was on the verge of resetting the phone, just to get rid of that unwanted notification. Thanks mate...!
    07-24-2012 10:17 AM
  10. aashtee's Avatar
    I was getting frustrated with the same thing and force stopping the download manager was such a quick solution!!
    Thanks guys!!
    09-03-2012 03:19 AM
  11. ChaiMC130's Avatar
    Thanks for the post Matt. That was the only thing that worked for me!
    11-22-2012 11:06 AM
  12. Gsuth's Avatar
    thank you soo much . I finally got rid of that annoying notification.
    12-13-2012 09:31 PM
  13. sampath1347's Avatar
    Thanks alot lot lot dude..... i was strugling because of the same proble whole day...now its gone....
    12-20-2012 12:25 AM
  14. pnamjosh's Avatar
    Thanks! That worked for me too!
    03-15-2013 02:49 AM
  15. Himadri Biswas's Avatar
    no need to force stop, only clear the cache
    03-16-2013 12:15 AM
  16. Pawandeep_Singh's Avatar
    I just came in here to state that I tried just that. Initially I just cleared the data from my gmail app. But what finally worked was going into settings>apps>all apps> and clicked download manager. I then force stopped it and cleared data and cache. It is now gone. Thank you guys for the ridiculously fast responses.

    Matt
    Thanx Matt!!! Worked like a charm!!
    04-02-2013 11:17 PM
  17. amritakamath's Avatar
    Hey Thanks sooo much ! This was such a relief..it worked force stopping the download manager in All of Manage apps.
    05-23-2013 04:54 AM
  18. Mark Taino's Avatar
    this has been going on for 6 weeks, i have Android ICS 4.0.4

    did everything from clearing cache, data and going to download and deleting everything. i don't see the filename anywhere in my device and it still continues to be in my status bar after reset, battery pull...

    i cant download or update all my apps because it is detecting that i'm still downloading this file and the updates are just queueing...

    help please

    06-27-2013 07:45 AM
  19. Prajwal John Lobo's Avatar
    Hi.... even im facing same problem in my "icecream sandwich", i tried to resolve it by same suggestion bt i didnt found download manager in my device. When I go to settings i found application manager only... can u plz help me...
    07-12-2013 01:18 AM
  20. Prajwal John Lobo's Avatar
    I just came in here to state that I tried just that. Initially I just cleared the data from my gmail app. But what finally worked was going into settings>apps>all apps> and clicked download manager. I then force stopped it and cleared data and cache. It is now gone. Thank you guys for the ridiculously fast responses.

    Matt
    Hi.... even im facing same problem in my "icecream sandwich", i tried to resolve it by same suggestion bt i didnt found download manager in my device. When I go to settings i found application manager only... can u plz help me...
    07-12-2013 01:24 AM
  21. lori_jam's Avatar
    Going to Download manager and stopping downloads and clearing or whatever the previous said finally worked. Thanks.
    12-16-2013 10:27 AM
  22. Nishant Sanghavi's Avatar
    This didnt work out for me...plzz suggest something fast as am gettin very much irritated because of this
    04-02-2014 05:54 PM
  23. kartong's Avatar
    I had the same issue, and getting onto WiFi fixed it.
    04-26-2014 06:34 PM
  24. ypango's Avatar
    I'm on kitkat and now getting the same problem. The problem I have is not as generalised as what you're described above; it's isolated to one app. When I launch Citymapper, 2 to 6 items are "downloading". I've contacted their support and they said it's trying to download extra train maps. This used to work fine until the last month. Now that I've done a bit of reading, my suspicions are more concrete... I think it's the download manager failing.

    I've tried the above and it hasn't worked. To sum up what I've tried:
    Reinstalled citymapper
    Uninstall citymapper and deleted the data folders before reinstalling.
    Cleared cache and data for download and download manager.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    FYI I'm on Omnirom and I just installed the same rom on a friends phone and that worked perfectly.
    06-19-2014 02:32 AM
  25. Krishna Chaitanya7's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    This will work Go to Settings-> Applications -> Application manager-> All -> Download manager -> 1) Force Stop
    2) Clear cache.
    07-23-2014 09:31 PM
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