I accidentally clicked the download button of a 1.2 GB (my WiFi speed is slow so it's a problem) file from the Chrome browser on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Now I want to cancel this download package, but it seems impossible to me.

I googled and found this similar question but none of those answers helped me.

  • My device download manager doesn't show Chrome's current downloading.
  • When I close my WiFi, the download pause, but when I turn on WiFi, then the download resumes.
  • When I force-stop the Chrome app, the download stops, but when I open it again, the download starts again.

My device is Xiaomi Mi Pad 1 (China version) running on MIUI. My device is not rooted.

2 Answers 2


You can press on the file name which is downloading. After clicking it, you will get 2 options below that file: Cancel or Pause. Click on Cancel.


Go to Settings - Apps - Download, and force stop the Download application and clear data.

  • It will delete my accounts passwords which were saved :/ that's only thing stopping me to do so.
    – Fawad
    Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 14:55
  • @Fawad The download manager does not store any passwords. Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 23:02
  • OK,I force stopped both downloads and download manager,but it seems that chrome is downloading files. (Chrome app shows downloading notification). @MatthewRead
    – Fawad
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 1:36

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