How do I disable a download?

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    I have a problem disable a photo download. It's been downloading since Thursday, 7/26 and I couldn't stop it from downloading. I try to long press it and it wont do. I went to my download folder there is nothing there. I check my Advance task killer app & there is no download activity to be kill. I try to everything even remove battery restart many times and the photo download just wont go away, this is very annoying because it is eating up my battery. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
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    Try going to your app drawer & select the "Downloads" apps. Once opened, you should see boxes to the left of the items. Selecting those will bring up an option to delete them.
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    Normally that would work, but there is absolutely nothing in my app drawer to disable because the download is still in process.
    The app drawer will only show item and are download completed.
    Btw, I own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I am beginning to see issues like it power off by itself and restart once in a while, but my major issue is still trying to figure out how to stop the download from processing.
    Thanks
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    Should look like this, even if it's still downloading
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    How did this all start? Was it something you were trying to download or something that started on its own?

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    I know, that was what frustrated me. It all started with I am trying to download a photo attachment my friend sent me on email. The first download I try to save didn't go through it just keep downloading.....so I keep trying for the second download and finally completed. It was just a regular photo. However, the first download was never completed and still in process.
    I am thinking of taking to verizon to have them check it out. I don't understand why there is nothing in my download drawer even its still processing. How do I take a screenshot with my Samsung Galaxy Nexus? This been going on since this past Thursday...sigh
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    Press Power & the Volume Down button, at the same time, & hold it for a second to take a screen shot.

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    View attachment 53734



    View attachment 53735

    See attached, this is a tough one to solve. I even stop a lot of running apps and delete some of the apps I don't use so far nothing works, but thx for showing me how to take a screenshot on this phone.
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    Yeah, that is weird. When I download something from gmail, it shows in Downloads. Hopefully someone with a better explanation will come along.

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    Well this is strange.

    Perhaps try this:

    - Go into Settings > Apps > All (tab at top)
    - Scroll down to to Download Manager and/or Downloads
    - Force stop them, then clear the cache. If this works, you can skip the next step. This option may not be available.
    - If cache doesn't exist, or it didn't work clear the data.
    - Reboot the phone.
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    I tried the last solution and got it work to finally stop my whole day triggering download icon....thank you.
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