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iPhone 5 + Issues downloading Podcasts over WIFI networks

13954 Views 82 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2013 3:32 AM by Stephen Dawson1 RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • themenace60 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just started looking and found this thread, I have the same issue, 6.1.3 and 6.1.4 made no change, look forward to it being fixed

  • berniefl34 Calculating status...

    I was hoping 6.1.4 would help but I guess not,,, why is apple not fixing this issue,,,they are getting more annoying by the day

  • igorm Calculating status...

    Hi guys


    After installing the latest iOS update (6.1.4) the issue was fixed for me


    The in-app downloads in Podcasts app are now flying :-)


    Will check from home but seems it is solved - thanks apple

  • igorm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After installing 6.1.4 the downloads are fast over wifi

    Seems this is it!!

  • berniefl34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Didn't work for me,,, still slow,, wifi only faster when downloading something in background

  • Stephen Dawson1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Agreed - no change here.

  • berniefl34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yea,,, this is a really bad wifi bug,, I think it maybe hardware related that's why they haven't fixed it,, unless iOS 7 will fix it,,, no idea,, but its very frustrating,,,I can't watch any live video streams without buffering either

  • akdemmitt Calculating status...

    I'm with you ozsmacd... I've been watching this thread for months waiting for a fix... Nothing. I've replaced my phone twice. I've tried all the tweaks and DNS settings with no success. Podcasts download at a decent speed, but video buffering is still terrible. I decided a few weeks ago that this will be the last iPhone I buy for a long time. I think Apple has gotten complacent. Pretty designs only get you so far.

  • berniefl34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think it will be fixed until iOS 7 or Until the new iPhone comes out,, sadly

  • igorm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi it does work for me on both work and home WIFI - iPhone 5 - after latest iOS update


    However I did notice that there is sometimes a big difference between podcasts - e.g NPR podcasts tend to download a bit slower than others - in any case much faster now and much nicer UX - I can update episodes before leaving the house in a few minutes -

  • berniefl34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think your problem may be different to ours,,, our problem is that the wifi is slow but when you are downloading an AppStore app in the background the wifi flies/ blazes but when it's done downloading the wifi goes back to normal and crawls ,,,

  • berniefl34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The whole thing is so frustrating its almost unbelievable at times,, very strange there hasn't been another fix by another user or apple,,,


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