How do I STOP app downloads?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ellaimac, May 18, 2012.

  1. ellaimac macrumors regular

    May 15, 2012
    I didn't really want that app I was downloading! pls help! btw app is from appstore!!!!!
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    What app? Do you mean stop the apple store from downloading the app?
  3. EthanMiller macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2011
    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.
  4. awsm1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2012
    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 !!!!!!!!!:)
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    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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    Oct 28, 2015

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