Actually, the Podcasts app does have a sleep timer function.
The easiest way to access this is to:
Open an actual episode (i.e. by double-tapping on it) so that it pops up the main episode screen (the pop-up with the episode artwork at top centre and the play/pause button below it with the skip buttons and volume slider)
Now swipe up from the bottom near ...
I've been looking for a way to do this, but can't find a way to do it directly. Here's a workaround.
If you sync with iTunes, then you can export the OPML files from iTunes:
In iTunes 11, open Podcasts and then choose File > Library > Export playlist, then select OPML format.
Or, right-click on the Podcasts entry in the side bar (if the sidebar is not ...
Go to Settings, then scroll down and tap on Podcasts app icon:
So I'm assuming you turned "Auto-Downloads" on...
Then tap "Episodes to Keep" and specify which episodes you want to keep. (Depending on your listening habits, I'd not keep this setting on "All" because it can quickly eat up your available memory. Mine is set on "Last 3 Episodes" which gives me ...
A forum post on Apple Support Communities points out that on iOS 10 it is possible to reduce the Podcasts app’s “Documents & Data” by temporarily removing the app:
Good news for everyone that has been dealing with this issue - iOS 10 has a new feature that help resolve the Podcasts storage problem.
One thing you can now do in iOS 10 is 'delete' ...
This is really a comment to the above answer, but is too long for stackexchange.
I got @nthonygreen's answer to work, but it was surprisingly not-obvious how to do it.
The first mistake I made was: I had my iPhone connected to my computer, and iTunes was displaying the phone's stuff in the left panel; the FIle > Library > Export menu was greyed out. It ...
(Assuming you have the latest iTunes version)
If you don't already have the desired episode in your computer's iTunes library, download it from the iTunes store.
Connect the iPhone (either via WiFi or USB cable) and go to the podcast in the iTunes library. Drag the episode toward the right side of the screen. A sidebar should pop up and your iPhone should ...
I'm not sure about your first question. I suspect that Keep Most Recent refers to the most recent in the feed, but I don't know for sure.
As for the second question, the Podcasts app adheres to Apple's rules about background/scheduled downloading. That is to say, it only checks for new episodes when the app is open. This is a power and performance ...
Same thing for me, this upgrade has brought nothing but headaches.
You can still open Podcasts in your Music App by doing a search for the podcast name.
Deleting the Podcasts app from your phone and killing the Music apps process (or reboot phone) will bring the Podcasts menu back to the Music app as well, hurrah!
This is a wide spreaded problem. If you check the ratings of the Podcast-app in the App Store, they are at around two stars. I don't know if apple doesn't fix this bug, but at the moment, there is no easy fix for that problem.
The only fix would be, that you download the podcasts from your Computer and sync it to your iPhone. But maybe even that way, it ...
I am using an iPhone 5S with the most up to date iOS software (9.2.1 currently) and having the same error.
I called Apple Care to get an answer on this - as I'm having the same issue. Downloading podcasts then when trying to play them I get the error message "Episode temporarily unavailable", even ones I have downloaded and played previously. I also didn't ...
Based on this answer, feed://podcasturl... or pcast://podcasturl... both work, though slightly differently.
With my tests today, using Chrome for IOS, feed:// opens up the podcast app with the "Add a Podcast by URL..." popup with your podcast feed already populated. All you have to do is press Subscribe
If I use Safari, it tries to use a feed reader app, ...
Apple doesn't yet support this out of the box, so you've essentially got two options:
Option 1 involves using iTunes on a Mac/PC to change the metadata of your podcasts and adding them to a playlist and syncing this across
Option 2 is somewhat easier but does mean having to use third party apps
This is the longer option, but does mean not having ...
The combined Unplayed Episodes playlist has no settings and defaults to newest first.
As of version 1.01, you can only sort individual subscriptions by oldest first.
Even if you go through the trouble of changing each individual subscription preference to oldest first, Podcasts app will still keep the Unplayed Episodes playlist sorted ...
Is there somewhere that gives more than just a cursory explanation of how to use it?
Probably not - Apple's not big on providing manuals when they don't think they're necessary.
For example, when does it chose to download podcasts?
Probably hourly. There's no option to change this that I can find.
Can you force it to update the podcasts without ...
I upgraded to iOS 6 yesterday, and it seems that this has been resolved itself, either through updates to iTunes or Podcasts.app (or both).
When I sync with my Mac, the podcasts I had listened to in Podcasts.app were correctly marked as played in iTunes. Yay!
I believe Apple's logic is as follows. If you want to sync your podcasts through iTunes, don't install the Podcasts app. Use the Music app instead. If you want to untether your podcasts and manage them independently on your iOS device, use the Podcasts app.
If you run enough other apps for Podcasts to be unloaded from memory, resuming from the lock screen will start playing the Music app. There's no way around it. The only thing you can do for now is to delete the Podcasts app so you can play from Music again (after quitting and restarting it), and join the thousands of other people giving it 1 star in iTunes....
Make sure you have also set which podcasts to keep - i.e. last three, last two, etc.
Ensure you have enough free space on your iPhone
Finally, make sure that the Podcasts app is running in the background. If the app is not running, there is no way for it to auto-download. To ensure the app is running in the background, double-click the Home button when in ...
Same here (iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1), dates are missing:
although other podcasts are shown with release date:
On the other hand, and quite surprinsingly, the podcast is shown correctly in iTunes:
According to https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3120228 the missing release date could be caused by an incorrect pubDate element.
However, Reasonable Doubts' RSS ...
On-The-Go will create a play list which can be found under My Stations / On-The-Go.
Save Episode will save an episode that you've already played under the Saved tab.
Doing Download Episode, on the other hand, will actually start to download the episode and move it into My Podcasts list.
So, while On-The-Go and Save Episode is a way of organizing the ...
From what I have been able to gather, it looks like the Podcasts App and the iBooks app are the only apps made by Apple that don't have a ratings button. I am guessing since the Podcasts app (and iBooks) are automatically installed on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 8, and are also installable from the app store on earlier versions of iOS, they most likely just ...
Yes - you can slow down podcasts by pressing the 1x button to the left of the rewind by 15 seconds button:
In the above screenshot I have pressed the 1x button until it has become ½ x button.
If the voices are "too fast to be understood," then you may have actually increased the playback speed (2x or 3x), and may want it back at 1x. Either that or their ...
In case anyone else is having this issue, you might have 'Play Next by Priority' turned on.
I was finding that after an episode ended, the next episode that started playing was the one at the top of the playlist.
Toggling this to 'off' will ensure that the next episode on the list will be played, and not the topmost episode.