Skip navigation

Podcasts App - No sync with iTunes??

53909 Views 47 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2014 4:38 AM by mario.d RSS
  • Jazziedoodle Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 13, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to luckman212)

    Just right click on your phone/device and select "Transfer Purchases". It will then copy from your device to your iTunes. Hope that helps.

  • Fryguy451 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 19, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to Jazziedoodle)

    Tranfer Purchases did not affect the podcasts in my iTunes, nor the Podcast App

  • Jazziedoodle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 19, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to Fryguy451)

    Have you synced your podcasts?

  • Fryguy451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 20, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to Jazziedoodle)

    See, that is the problem I'm speaking of. The new Podcast App does not sync with iTunes.

  • Jazziedoodle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 21, 2012 2:45 AM (in response to Fryguy451)

    Once you plug in your iPhone, you have to allow it to sync. Go to the podcast tab and  check "sync podcasts". Then, when you have that checked, you can go to your device, right click, and select "transfer purchases". That SHOULD solve the problem. And now, whenever you syncs with iTunes it will do so automatically. Now, if you are wanting it to sync via iCloud, I don't think they've implemented that yet.

  • Fryguy451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 21, 2012 4:11 AM (in response to Jazziedoodle)

    Oddly enough, "sync podcasts" is checked and I have selected "transfer purchases" and while the Music app sync podcasts perfectly, the Podcast app does not.

  • dan193 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 11, 2012 7:35 PM (in response to luckman212)

    Same issue. I want to download podcasts on my iPad and have them appear on my iPod.

    Can't figure out how to do it. And no, I do NOT want all my iPad apps to be synced as well, just the podcasts. Is that possible?

  • flownews Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 22, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to luckman212)

    Hi

     

    have a look to that thread. The answer of user lussid solved my proble syncing my iTunes Podcast on my iPhone an iPad.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19678219#19678219

     

    "...

    I just figured this out. I had to go into iTunes on my Mac and tell it to sync all podcasts instead of all new podcasts.  I hit sync and they started transfering back to my iPhone.  I opened the Podcasts app and I can see them and play them.

    ..."

     

    Pat

  • ESPNDeportes Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 22, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to luckman212)

    Please Apple fix this problem and add playlist support.  So many of use them to listen to podcasts.  I listen in my car and put all the podcasts i want to listen to in one so i can simply click on ahead.  Having to open it up and manually search is dangerous while driving.

     

    Please fix.

  • DigitalHelix Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2012 3:04 AM (in response to luckman212)

    Yep same problem; no fixes work.

    I subscribed to 24 podcasts and they will not show on the new 'podcasts' app and they are now gone from the 'music' app.

     

    New information:

    - Itunes copies over the podcasts to my iphone, but they do not show anywhere (if you watch the progress bar you can see them being copied over, but no apps on the phone can see or access them).

     

    Tested and failed:

    - sync podcasts

    - sync selected podcasts

    - sync new episodes

    - sync all episodes

    - create a playlist; add podcasts to playlist; on the podcasts tab select 'include podcasts from playlists'

     

    What does work (and is crappy):

    1 create a playlist folder called podcasts

    2 add individual playlists for each podcast

    3 drag and drop episodes from each podcast into the corresponding playlist

    4 select every podcast on your playlist (ctrl+a)

    5 right click and select 'get info'

    6 select the 'info' tab

    7 change 'genre' from 'podcast' to 'audiobook'

    8 select the 'options' tab

    9 change 'media kind' from 'podcast' to 'audiobook'

    10 click 'ok'

    11 connect your device

    12 go to the devices' 'books' tab

    13 scroll down and select 'sync audiobooks'

    14 scroll down further and select 'include audiobooks from playlists'

    15 select 'sync'

     

    Way to go Apple. What a screw up; removing key functionality and usability.

    Get it sorted out.

  • stephenward_ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to luckman212)

    I think the traditional syncing method is going away with I could automatically remembering playback position, etc.

    It's a pain now though because Apple TV gets its content from iTunes not from the podcasts app so iTunes is still at the centre of it all.

    Interested to see what iTunes 11 brings to this problem.

  • c6russoedu Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to flownews)

    Yep!!! Changing to "sync all podcasts" solved!

  • rick9109 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 24, 2012 4:59 AM (in response to DigitalHelix)

    Installing the app as forced, then deleting the app, then turning your phone off then back on seems to restore original functionality. 

  • Mamaleh Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to rick9109)

    This is what finally worked for me.  Thank you, Rick.  I'm back to the original style. 

  • DigitalHelix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 11:36 PM (in response to luckman212)

    Found a solution that works for me:

     

    In itunes, delete the podcasts app.

    Sync and let it delete the app from your phone.

    Back in itunes, re-install the podcasts app from the store.

    Sync to iphone and... shazam; missing podcasts now are visible.

     

    Hope this works for you too.

    J

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (4)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.