Is iTunes 11 downloading an HD copy of a movie you don’t need, or a season pass with episodes that’ll blow out your quota? Here’s how to get it to stop.
I have to admit that I had to look this up online myself; where previous iterations of iTunes had a very distinct and easy to see downloads section, iTunes 11 hides it in a slightly less subtle place.
All you can see by default is that your very large file (or files) are downloading, with no easy cancel option in sight. If you’re sitting on a limited download quota, or simply don’t want to choke your connection for other online activities this is annoying, until you figure out where the cancel button actually is. There is one — but it’s not the most obvious of creatures.
Specifically, it’s a small arrow at the top right of the iTunes interface, next to the Search Library function as pictured above. Click on that, and you should get a pop-up Window showing your current downloads, which you can then pause or cancel as you see fit.
How Do I? covers the basics, because we’ve all got to start somewhere.