How to stop download in chrome download in Android.

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To stop downloading some file in chrome you can do this: Simply press cancel or x on notification where it shows that file is downloading or it shows remaining time, or you can longpress on that notification (if you don't have cancel button there) and press 'app info' when it opens app in app manager just simply force stop it.

  • Second method is ok. But first won't work for old version of chrome
    – i--
    Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 3:21
  • @Sagar V Yes, that's why I mentioned second method. Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 22:18

Here is the short way TO solve this issue.

Go to download FOLDER through Explore app or any files opening app.

Inside you will find the (current) DOWNLOADING file with extension. .crdownload

Now you try to open the file, it will ask for "open with" Then select any one to open the file.

Finally wait for sometime, download notification will disappear and download will STOP.

  • No. It won't. Since chrome lost focus, it is just paused. It will continue when you reopen chrome
    – i--
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 17:27
  • Just clear Chrome data and cache
    – esQmo_
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 17:55

I just simply "Restart" my phone. When you on data connection, the downloading will begin automatically and the "Cancel" and "pause" options will appear


Goto to Apps / App Manager

Select Chrome

If Chrome is User Downloaded app You can Press "Clear Data"

If Chrome if System app, You can press "Manage Space"

Then, Google Chrome Storage will get opened,

Then, Click on Clear All Data.

Note : Please note your all data will be cleared. So Backup your Bookmarks if needed.

  • Your answer is correct for clearing cache for downloaded files but question is about how to stop a downloading file in android? Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 4:52
  • Why would he cleared data to stop download? Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 1:20
  • Because, there is no other option available rather than clearing data right now!
    – pddumbre
    Commented May 20, 2017 at 11:48

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