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Old 09-10-2008, 05:53 PM
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How to stop a download?

I inadvertantly began a download of a huge video in iTunes and do not want it. I can pause the download, but how do I get it to stop altogether and leave the Downloading area?
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You will have to contact iTunes customer service and ask them to remove the file from the queue or just let it continue to download overnight and in the morning just delete the file. If you contact customer service make sure you give them the order number along with the title of the file. It's on your iTunes account & email.
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Too easy

Just go to iTunes where the downloading file icon is located. You can tap to pause or resume. If you want to delete, just touch the icon and slide finger to the left or right and the pause button switches to delete.

Why would anyone recommend contacting iTunes for help in some que? Unless I have interpreted the question incorrectly
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:17 AM
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Just go to iTunes where the downloading file icon is located. You can tap to pause or resume. If you want to delete, just touch the icon and slide finger to the left or right and the pause button switches to delete.

Why would anyone recommend contacting iTunes for help in some que? Unless I have interpreted the question incorrectly
We are talking iPad right?
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We are talking iPad right?
Probably not, considering the forum is "iTunes (Mac + PC)".



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Just go to iTunes where the downloading file icon is located. You can tap to pause or resume. If you want to delete, just touch the icon and slide finger to the left or right and the pause button switches to delete.

Why would anyone recommend contacting iTunes for help in some que? Unless I have interpreted the question incorrectly
the problem is that, even after deleting the download, the next time you open itunes, it's back. it sucks up a LOT of bandwidth and is impossible to permanently eliminate. i've searched all over and can't find a non-customer service solution to this.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:54 AM
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any solution?

I'm just encountering this tonight and it is supremely annoying.

I'm a PC user, so throw all your tomatoes now. However, this is a legit problem (at least for me).

iTunes 10.0.1.22

backstory:
1) downloaded some "Lost" episodes last year thinking I might get myself interested enough before the final season
2) opened iTunes tonight (many months later) hoping to add music to my eyepod
3) annoying tv downloads are impossible to eradicate. can't find ANY way to delete them from anywhere.

This is unacceptable. It is basically to the point that iTunes is taking over my bandwidth trying to download things that I don't want, and I can't cancel the downloads.

No solutions out there?

I'd give up on i-stuff except I actually like my eyepod. Although my new Sansa clip (at 1/10 the capacity) is kicking and taking.


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I think the reason apple makes it so hard to stop something from downloading is because some people may accidentally delete something out of their download cue and won't be able to get it back without buying it again.

But still there should be that option to stop something from downloading, completely.



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Come, come now. The reason Apple makes it so hard to stop downloads of content on one device that you have already viewed on another is because they are merely driving data traffic to their telco partners who so kindly OVERPAY them for their OVERRATED phones. The phone company pays Apple for the phone and gives it to you. Then Apple "helps" you OVERPAY the phone company for unnecessary data usage. Quid pro quo. Have a nice day.

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Ah, it must be nice sitting in an ivory tower with blinders on. I say that ironically because an iPhone actually limits people to downloading only small files over a cellular network. The limit was 20MB but is now 50MB. Anything over that and you have to connect to a wi-fi network even if you are on an unlimited data plan. Nice try but you might want to look into things a little further before you start throwing stones. Have a nice day.



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