How can I permantely stop a video download on iTunes?

Harold Glaser September 20, 2012
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iTunes will not stop downloading a rented movie, which has expired, and for which my iPhone lacks memory. How can I stop it?

  1. craig
    November 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    It is easy. You have to pause the movie downloads, go into Edit/Preferences/General. Uncheck Sources/Movies. Go and delete the downloads that you paused. They will not start again.

    I have not tried to check the sources/movies in the prefnces to see if the downloads start again. I am content to buy movies from vudu netflix or blockbuster from now on. I simply cannot afford the bandwidth, as my ISP has already reduced me twice.

  2. Alex Perkins
    October 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Pull the plug!!

  3. Vijaynand Mishra
    September 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    use firewall

  4. vasu gupta
    September 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

    right click on the video and choose the option stop download

  5. ha14
    September 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

    perhaps it is not possible to delete downloads in the iPhone iTunes you have to contact iTunes and asked them to delete for you.
    https://expresslane.apple.com/GetproductgroupList.do?PRKEYS=PF4
    look in your purchase history in iTunes and report the problem from there

    or
    Launch itunes on your computer, Store>Check for Available Downloads. Once complete, sync your phone.

    iTunes Store: Movie rental frequently asked questions (FAQ)
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1657

    • ahmed Fouad khalil
      September 21, 2012 at 7:58 am

      not clear, you mean i can not remove file i download in my mobile or IPAD

      • ha14
        September 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

        if iTunes do not stop downloading expired rented movie then perhaps is a problem from iTunes server, then you have to contact them and they will remove it from download queue.

        normally it will expire in 30 days and disappear from your iTunes library. You can delete the movie prior to the expiration date if you want to make more space on your hard drive, iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. However, the movie will automatically disappear from your iTunes library 24 (or 48) hours after you've begun viewing it.

        How to remove expired rental movies from your iPhone or iPad
        http://matthewman.net/2011/09/14/remove-expired-rental-movies-iphone/

        1)Connect your iPhone to your computer
        2)Check Manual Sync option
        3)Expand iPhone's folder tree, go to Movies
        4)Manually delete expired rental movie files
        5)Uncheck Manual Sync option and resync

        • Douglas Mutay
          October 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

          That's the way to go!

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