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Feb 13 2014
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This is how you pause downloads on a PS4

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You cant actually pause downloads on the ps4,but ive found a kind of cheat that works every time.What you do whenever you want to pause a download is you go to the settings,then go to network,then you just uncheck the little box that says something along the lines of  "connect to the internet",and then you wait like 2 to 3 maybe 5 minutes,and a notification should come up and say "(insert game name here) cannot download".Then you simply go back and recheck the box that you unchecked.After a few moments you'll be reconnected to the internet and the game/update wont be downloading anymore.When you want to restart the download you just go to notifications,then downloads,then you go to what you want to start downloading again and press x.A notification will come up and ask you if you want to retry the download,and as long as your connected to the internet it will start downloading right where it left off.Hope this helps.

 

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Feb 14, 2014

im lost as to why someone would need to pause downloads, especially as fast as the ps4 downloads work. this seems like it would cause corruption for no good reason. maybe you can fill me in.

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Sealteamleader wrote:

im lost as to why someone would need to pause downloads, especially as fast as the ps4 downloads work. this seems like it would cause corruption for no good reason. maybe you can fill me in.


I would like the option to be able to pause downloads so when I'm downloading a whole bunch of content, rather than downloading them all at the same time, I can pause all of them except for one and download them one at a time rather than canceling them.

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Feb 14, 2014
Great tip, thank you very much!
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Jun 4, 2014

This was very helpful! I really don't like how there isn't an option to pause a download... so this was the perfect solution. 

 

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Jun 4, 2014

Thanks for the tip! I have been wanting a way around pausing downloads, and it looks like this is a solution.

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Jun 4, 2014

cool thnx for the info. They need to update this it is a very simple feature that should already be there 

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Jun 4, 2014
I don't have unlimited downloads, I can afford to go over my limit otherwise I can't play any games online, game updates are one thing but when it downloads a game demo or a 20gb game from psn store if you need to stop the download the only option is 'delete', which is the last thing I want to do is delete what I've already done. Plus where I am many people have very slow internet. I'm lost as to why Sony simply can't add a pause feature like the ps3 had. And stop thinking the world has unlimited and fast internet.
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Jun 4, 2014
I keep having to pull the Ethernet cord out of my playstation 4 and as a next gen console I'm ashamed to to have to stoop to such a barbaric act.
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Jun 25, 2014

at&t internet is terrible and i have to do this so i dont have to wait 3 hours to do a system update.

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