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Podcasts App - No sync with iTunes??

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  • Mamaleh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 2:39 AM (in response to DigitalHelix)

    Do you do this every time you want to sync?  Or, is it a one-time fix?

  • DigitalHelix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 2:40 AM (in response to Mamaleh)

    Looks like once only... so far anyway!

  • knines Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to rick9109)

    Thank you Rick! Goodbye, Podcasts app. Only come back when you actually work in a usable fashion.

  • ScreamInBlue Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2012 1:10 AM (in response to luckman212)

    I also had a lot of podcasts in my Mac's Itunes library, but none of them appeared in my iPhone's podcasts app.

    Here's what worked for me:


    1- Uncheck all podcasts in Mac's iTunes (under devices > iphone > podcasts)

    2- Syncronize (That should mean deleting all podcasts from the iPhone)

    3- Uninstall Podcasts app from iPhone

    4- Reinstall Podcasts app

    5- Re-Check podcasts to syncronize in iTunes

    6- Sync

    7- It worked for me!


    Hope that helps!

  • Kunzli Calculating status...
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    Oct 11, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to luckman212)

    What I want to know is if there is some way of syncing podcasts that I get on my 'iOS podcast app' back to itunes on my computer.


    I have a iPod touch that I want to use to download podcasts to when I am in town on WiFi and then sync them to my computers itunes so I could sync to iPhone 5 etc.


    I have super slow dailup (2KB/s) so downloading to my computer at home is not a option as I use about 20GB/month in podcasts.  I have been bringing my computer to town but if it could be avoided it would be good.


    My cellular data cap on iPhone of 6GB/month is almost used up without any podcasts so all this iCloud syncing won't work either.

  • luiz antônio Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2013 3:16 AM (in response to luckman212)

    It's so easy.

    In newest version of iTunes go to File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from iPhone

    This action will transfer your apps, podcasts and everything you bought from apple stores in your iphone to your computer.

    Works fine for me...

  • jakedeg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to jakedeg)

    This has recently been working fine for me again. Not sure when Apple fixed it, but now syncing via USB works just as it used to, syncing new podcasts and playback status.

  • andrewfromhall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to knines)

    Ditto. Fed up with Podcasts app. It does the same that Music did, only worse.

    Once I learnt that podcasts came back on in the Music app if Podcasts app was deleted, that was it.

    Gone and good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • SquirrelNet Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2013 6:36 AM (in response to Jazziedoodle)

    Is there a podcasts tab?  I have podcasts show up twice in the left navigation column.  One is for iTunes and the other is for the iPhone.  Can't find anywhere to "sync all podcasts".  Most seem to have the same problem.

  • SquirrelNet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 6:59 AM (in response to SquirrelNet)

    Was finally able to find the Podcast options, which was made difficult because Podcasts appear in at least 4 place on iTunes.  By clicking on iPhone, a screen comes up where there is indeed a Podcasts tab at the top.


    Places where Podcasts appear on iTunes:

    1) Left side ... Library

    2) Left side ... In Devices section under iPhone

    3) After clicking on iPhone, on master screen at the top as a tab

    4) In the iTunes store itself; but can only subscribe to new podcasts here


    Apple has an opportunity to streamline this.  Adding to the complexity is the number hardwired / wi-fi / iCloud syncing.

  • fnguyen99 Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to Jazziedoodle)

    Have you guys ever noticed iTunes is the most frustrating app you will ever have to deal with? It's simply dumb.

    I have been trying to sync my iphone4 to a new laptop, and been unsuccessful. It says "Podcasts on the iPhone cannot be synched because all of the podcasts selected for syncing no longer exist". Trust me, I have deleted all the podcasts on my iPhone, and on iTunes.


    I don't see my iPhones icon on iTunes. I have even reinstalled iTunes to the latest. I removed Podcast program on iPhone. I deauthorized all accounts on this iPhone, and authorized only this new laptop.

    What did I miss?


    Please give me a hint... or scrap this iTunes thing.



  • barbararocha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 18, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to luckman212)

    Well, my problem is: I download podcasts in iPhone or iPad and then I want to copy them to iTunes to put them in my iPod. But using "sync" or "transfer purchases" doesn't copy the podcasts... I have Podcasts app installed, and I have "sync podcasts" enable, though they don't sync automatically.

  • TonyToronto Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to luckman212)

    In the new Podcasts app, all my sync'd podcasts appear under My Stations.

  • Brixtonian Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to TonyToronto)

    Hi all do you know how to stop the new terrible podcast app from using up all my phone data?


    And secondly, does anyone know how to make the podcasts play one after the other as they used to in itunes? (instead of stopping after one podcast..very annoying when driving)


    And finally, I can no longer delete podcasts from my itunes library.


    I HATE this new app - why of wht can't I use itunes for my podcasts!!!


    Thanks anyone who can help

  • jochenkr Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to DigitalHelix)

    That worked for me, too.


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