Sometimes you start uploading a file on Dropbox from your Android device, only to realize that it’s too big and it might consume too much data from your plan, or that the upload hangs your system. You try to close Dropbox to cancel the upload, but every time you open the app, it restarts uploading. What to do then? Follow these simple steps to stop an upload!
Once Dropbox offered, in its settings, an option to cancel all the uploads that were taking place at that moment, but mysteriously this option disappeared in the latest versions of the app. To stop an upload, you now should:
- Close Dropbox from the Task Manager (that program that allows to see all the open apps as slides)
- Go to the Settings page of your device
- Look for the Apps Installed
- Find Dropbox
- Select “Clear cache“
Next time you open Dropbox, it should’t restart uploading that file. If you can’t follow these steps, maybe because after starting the upload your device hangs or stutters, you might try to rebooting your device, or force restart it if it doesn’t collaborate, and then try the steps.