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I would like to change the default settings for all podcasts.

I know you can edit each one of them individually, but I would like to change the default for all to "Download All" and keep "All episodes".

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  • Right-click on any podcast and select Settings. Or if you are in list view, select the settings button in the lower-left corner:

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  • In the Settings for: drop-down list, select Podcast Defaults, then select Download all and All episodes:

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  • Make sure that all of your desired podcasts are using the new default settings by selecting each one from the drop-down list and checking that the Use Default Settings checkbox is checked:

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iTunes 11.1.2 adds a new dialog for changing podcast settings. Select Settings and select Defaults... to change the default podcast settings.

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Legend! Thanks Bryan. – André Haupt Mar 5 '13 at 21:04
For cryin' out loud. I can't believe how far they buried this down. – Dogweather Jun 19 '13 at 22:16
The latest version of iTunes 11 changed this dialog completely. There is no "Settings for:" selector anymore, the dialog only contains settings for the selected podcast. Now how do we set the default settings?!! :-P – wrlee Oct 20 '13 at 19:07


Try selecting NONE of the podcasts. Click on an empty spot in iTunes and then change "Settings..." That should change the defaults for podcasts you subscribe to in the future.

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