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Podcasts App... Not Syncing Correctly.

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  • WGQ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 26, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to yakavoler)

    At the moment, there is no syncing between the new Podcast App and iTunes.  Nothing you play on your Mac will get updated in the iOS Podcast app, and, similarly, nothing you play on any of your iOS devices using this app will get updated on any other iOS device or Mac.

     

    Big step backwards from Apple.

  • astromunch Calculating status...
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    Jul 31, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to kylereads)

    Count me in too. I just update to Mountain Lion hoping it would solve the Podcast app to iTunes sync issue, no luck. I'm just reverting to playing my podcasts using the Music app on the iPhone. Definitely not as pretty as the Podcast app, but I rather have everything in sync than have to figure out where I left off on a broadcast.

  • wiSnowleopard Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to gtrogue)

    I am having this same problem, and i am very glad i finally know what is causing it! i will delete the podcasts app. hopefully apple fixes it soon because it sure is nice to have subscriptions on my ipad!

  • Gumnaam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 7:23 PM (in response to wiSnowleopard)

    I am on iOS 6 Beta 4.  Unfortunately the Music app will not support podcasts any more.  All the support is on Podcasts.app which does not sync.   I read somewhere in the thread that MBP is the truth device and this the same for me.  However with current situation I am SOL.

  • Odinsdad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to Gumnaam)

    Podcasts version 1.0.2 seems to have resolved the sync troubles for me and the lethargic UI when first launching the app!

     

    WooHoo!

     

    Anyone else?

     

    ~e

  • Gumnaam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to Odinsdad)

    1.0.2  Does not fix the non-syncing issue...I have tried several combinations of syncing and not syncing podcasts.

     

    The podcasts are transferred but not synced.    

  • Odinsdad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 9:45 PM (in response to Gumnaam)

    It did for me. Sync's the podcast and it accurately reflects the stopping/starting point of when I listen on the iPhone and view in iTunes 10.6.3(25) on my Mac and visa versa.

     

    I am running IOS 5.1.1 on a iPhone 4s 64GB and a MacPRO 8 Core 2,1 Lion 10.7.4 8GB

     

     

    ~e

  • Gumnaam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to Odinsdad)

    I am on 6 beta 4.  That's what holding it back.    

  • WGQ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to Odinsdad)

    Still not syncing at all for me.  I'm also running 1.0.2 with the latest released version of iOS 5 on my iPhone/iPad and the latest version of Mountain Lion on my Mac.

     

    Makes me wonder if there is a setting somewhere that enables it.

  • MajorIP4 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 15, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to WGQ)

    Apple created the Podcasts app to be a stand-alone application. Both iTunes and Podcasts store their media in the same area in iOS and that is why we see them in both apps (Music on iOS). However the Podcasts app does not update the same stats that the Music app does, hence iTunes will not sync correctly. iOS6 will do away with podcasts in the Music app so iTunes syncing will either 1) not be supported, 2) updated to support podcasts in the Podcasts app.

     

    My 2 cents worth

  • pomme4moi Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 2, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to kylereads)

    I am running iTunes 10.6.3 on a Mac, which is running OS X 10.8.1.  I have an iPad 3 running iOS 5.1.1 with the most current version of the Podcasts.  All the podcasts on my Mac are flagged to sync to my iPad 3.  I tried a couple simple deletion tests to see how syncing is working for me:

     

    1. I deleted a podcast in iTunes and then synced iTunes to my iPad 3.  I did this once with my iPad 3 connected to my Mac via USB cable, then I did the test again using wifi sync.  In both cases, the podcast was deleted from within the Podcasts app on my iPad 3.  So this worked I as expected it to work.

     

    2. I deleted a podcast in the Podcasts app and then synced my iPad 3 to iTunes.  Again, I did this once with my iPad 3 connected to my Mac via USB cable, then I did the test again using wifi sync.  In both cases, the podcast was copied from iTunes back into the Podcasts app on my iPad 3.  This is not how I would have expected it to work.

     

    It appears that the podcasts library in iTunes is acting as the master library.  Make a change there and sync your devices to iTunes, and all is ok.  But using the Podcasts app to control your master podcasts library and have it sync to and be consistent all your devices?  It appears that it is not yet designed to do this.

     

    Bob

  • bripab007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 18, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to pomme4moi)

    I believe this accurately describes my podcast syncing behavior as well, and I, too, am confused by this.

  • Don Johns Calculating status...
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    Sep 25, 2012 5:00 PM (in response to kylereads)

    I'm not too worried about sync, here's what I've been doing for years . Every morning I download NBC nightly news, if its something really newsworthy I save them. All I had to do is hook up my iPhone where the downloaded podcast is and do a sync to my laptop. It would now show up in my iTunes library, but now no matter what I do, I can not save the podcast that are on my phone. Can anyone tell me what is up? It has to be the new app because I've never had this problem.

  • Orange Apples Calculating status...
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    Sep 25, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to kylereads)

    I think it is woeful that this is not working, suprisingly it seemed to work for one of my iphones that went from 4s to 5 but a 4 to 4s is not working.

     

    I even had to manually instally about 20 of my apps.

    Very unhappy with Apple, not enough testing done on this !!!!

  • WGQ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to kylereads)

    It all seems to be working for me now, although it runs like two separate systems that talk to each other... iTunes and iOS.  iTunes sync with iOS and non-iOS devices is working the way it always did, except podcasts are no longer saved to video and music, they are saved to the podcast app.  iOS devices now have an added benefit of keeping each other in sync independent of iTunes.

     

    • Setup:  iPhone 5 and iPad 3, both running iOS 6 and both running the Podcast app.  Mac running latest version of Mountain Lion. 
    • iTunes on the Mac is set up to sync podcasts with my iOS and iPod devices.
    • The iOS devices – running the new Podcast app – keep each other in sync automagically.  They do not automatically sync with iTunes on the Mac.
    • If you sync the iOS devices with your Mac – wireless or wired – the podcasts are synced and the place you were at in the time is captured.
    • Non-iOS devices (iPods and ATVs) sync with the Mac as usual.

     

    It's still a bit of a Frankestein solution because it is still two architectures trying to coexist, but I suspect when we get the new iTunes next month, the coupling with iTunes, iCloud, and iOS devices will get even tighter, so that device syncing with your Mac isn't required.

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