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Support 2.2 Update - How do you clear download history?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droid928, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. droid928

    droid928 Well-Known Member
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    I noticed that after I upgraded to 2.2 on my Droid, the "clear download history" option is now gone. It used to have "cancel all downloads" and "clear download history."

    So, does anyone know how to go about clearing download history? Please help :thinking:

    (I had this in another section, but I think it was the wrong one) :rolleyes:

     

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  2. droid928

    droid928 Well-Known Member
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    SO nobody knows this? Am I posting this in the wrong forum?
     
  3. I'll move this to the Droid forums for you. ;)
     
  4. droid928

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    Hey, thanks! Hopefully someone can help. :)
     
  5. twistedlim

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    open browser/menu/more/downloads/

    Long press on download and delete.
     
  6. droid928

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    Thanks, I've figured out that much but still no idea to clear all download history. Doing it one at a time is just too tedious. It's weird that they removed that option.
     
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  8. The_Chief

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    Great find, Grey - that did the trick perfectly! :D
     
  9. droid928

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    Thanks, great app, but unfortunately it does not clear download history.
     
  10. kdiaz01

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    I have the same problem. Even if I go one by one, it doesn't simply wipe the history, it actually deletes the file off the phone. I dont want to delete what I spent time downloading, just the history on the download queue.

    Anyone have suggestions?
     
  11. sidewinder2180

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    Open the browser hit the menu hit more goto settings scroll down and you will find, clear cache, clear history, clear all cookie data, clear form data! If that help's?
     
  12. Jerry-rigged

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    If you are rooted, Titanium Backup will delete history's...
     
  13. 10_1_3_1_19_19

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    kdiaz01 I was having the same problem as you, when I try to delete the download history it actually deletes the file as well. The solution I found was to go into my file manager and move the files I downloaded into another folder then go back and delete the download history. This method does not delete the file just history.

    btw I'm running android 2.3, not sure if it's the same on froyo
     
  14. johnchurchill

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    Thanks, very helpful. I'm using Froyo on a Dell Streak 5 and didn't get the same choice of options but it worked anyway. From Search Settings there was the choice to 'Clear Shortcuts'. Under that was 'Clear shortcuts to recently chosen search settings. I hit that and it greyed out, with the result that the recent searches were now deleted. johnchurchill
     
  15. Bumbledroid

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    You don't need an app to do this. Go to your download history, hold your finger over the app you would like to clear for a few seconds then a small window will pop up giving you the option of deleting the app from your history. It will not remove the actual app from your cell. You do the same thing if you would like to remove a specific number from your call log. Hope this helps.
     
  16. johnlgalt

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    The OP wants to delete them *ALL* not one at a time.
     
  17. Masian

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    Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All (tab) > Download Manager > Clear data > OK.
     
  18. leveleyed

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    When I do this, the list of downloads is still full in the "downloads" app, even after a phone reboot. I'm using a Samsung GS2 Skyrocket.
     
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  19. iynkaran

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    Try this
     

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  20. Thom

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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    Excellent. You should note that you posted this in a Forum for the original Droid that was discontinued a number of years ago and the most recent post prior to yours was in 2011.

    ... Thom
     

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