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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. –  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

I thought the original question was how to apply default settings to all podcasts. Is the answer that you can't change default settings to all podcasts at once?

I've tried (in list view) to select all podcasts, then select "Settings" at the bottom of the screen and switch one of the "On This Computer" settings to the "Default Setting." See this screen capture:

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But changing that doesn't actually apply to all the podcasts selected.

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