Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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".

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted
  • Right-click on any podcast and select Settings. Or if you are in list view, select the settings button in the lower-left corner:

enter image description here

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

enter image description here

  • 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:

enter image description here

enter image description here

Update:

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

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
    
Legend! Thanks Bryan. –  Andre 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

patrix,

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.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.