How do I STOP app downloads?


EthanMiller

macrumors member
Aug 15, 2011
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Assuming that I understood you correctly, you've started an app downloading from the Mac App Store, and realized that you did not want it to download.

In order to stop it, go to the "Purchases" tab in the Mac App Store and click the pause button. This will stop the download. Then, go into Launchpad (F4 on the new MacBook, a four finger pinch on the trackpad, or the Rocket icon in the Dock). In Launchpad, find the icon of the app that is downloading, and click and hold until an x appears in the upper left corner. Click it and confirm.
 

awsm1

macrumors newbie
Oct 17, 2012
1
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I had started os mountain lion update . it was large n taking 4 hrs to download! i had to go to class so i just turned off my wi-fi of my mac air n then it showed download failed. no damage. got it baaaabby !!!!!!!!!:)
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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I had started os mountain lion update . it was large n taking 4 hrs to download! i had to go to class so i just turned off my wi-fi of my mac air n then it showed download failed. no damage. got it baaaabby !!!!!!!!!:)
This can only happen in real life. In the movies, SkyNet would had notice the unplug and launch the missiles. :D
 
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