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How do I delete a podcast, not just episodes of it from iPhone

14564 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2013 7:40 AM by Pattmommy RSS
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May 3, 2013 2:33 PM

I have the podcasts app (the one with the purple logo) on my iPhone 4.  I don't sync my iPhone with any other device. 


I subscribed to some podcasts that I now want to remove completely from my list.  I don't want to remove episides; I want to drop this entire podcast.  I can't find a way to do this. 


In the My Podcasts window, the first thing I tried was swiping the line for that podcast, hoping I could delete it like I can delete individual episodes.   No luck.


So I pressed the > arrow for that podcast and got a menu that has only an "Edit" button and a "Settings" button. 

But there was no "Delete this Podcast" button!  (That would be too logical.)    The Edit button is grayed out.   So  I used Settings to turn my subscription to OFF.  I turned Auto Downloads to Off.  I individually removed all previously downloaded episodes.  Still the title turns up in my Podcasts list.


I've tried swiping, tapping, and scrolling every window I can think of.  How do I get rid of these unwanted podcast titles that are cluttering up my list -- using only my iPhone?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.4
  • david267 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)





    Select podcasts for deletion.

  • JDfunky Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    David267, I tried your suggestion, but the one podcast I want to delete is not there in the list.


    I had previously gone into iTunes and deleted it there, but it also didn't delete off my Podcasts app. Any other ideas?

  • scheeko Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)


    Maybe I'm getting the question wrong, but have you tried the edit button on the main view (see below)? It'll then show you the familiar delete icon on all of the podcasts and you can remove them individually.



  • scheeko Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Almost there then! : )


    Unless we have different versions of the app – mine is the last update, I don't have an old one to check out if the behaviour is different – it should be visible when the app starts. That being said, the "edit - search - display view" bar is not a fixed menu bar like the "store - ... - now playing", but slides with the podcast list. So if it's not visible, try pulling the list down:




    There is some (limited) help for Apple's iOS apps here.


    PS: If you want to take a screenshot of your iPhone's screen, you can do it by pressing the home button + power button simultaneously. You'll see and hear a flash and the image will be stored on the camera roll. Then you can share it in any of the usual ways. You can only upload it to a discussion here, though, on a regular browser, since most mobile ones (on iOS at least) don't support file uploads.

  • JDfunky Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    Ahaaaa! That's where it's hiding!


    I was also stumped as I couldn't find the Edit button. Pulling down and releasing, wow, who would have thought of that. (tapping the reload button hadn't done anything.)


    Thanks scheeko.

  • Pattmommy Calculating status...

    If I'm not mistaken, your issue may be the same as mine.  I would delete the podcast from my mobil but once I sync iTunes puts the podcast right back onto my device.  Then I end up with all those deleted podcasts AGAIN!  If you are in iTunes, look on the left side and see where it says 'podcasts'.  Click on that and you can "edit" your podcast list.  Go and get rid of those unwanted podcasts and see them no more!


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