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Can't sync podcasts ios7.0.3 - terrible

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whoit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 24, 2013 10:52 AM

Just got my 5S with iOS 7.0.3 and I can't sync a single podcast.

 

I'm using Windows 7 Pro, iTunes 11.1.1.11, Podcast App 2.0

 

I have a large quantity of downloaded podcasts that I've been syncing for years

with iPods, iPhones, and iPads - everything has worked perfectly until now.

 

I do not sync/download podcasts from within an app - I have a separate

program on my PC to download and manage them.

I do not subscribe to Podcasts via my Apple products or iTunes because my wife and I share

our libraries.

(Meaning using an alternative app like Downcast will not work as it cannot sync existing podcasts via iTunes)

 

No matter what I do, as long as Podcasts are of Kind "Podcast", they won't sync.

 

I've tried:

1) Uninstalling/reinstalling the Podcast App multiple times

2) Syncing podcasts 'Automatically' with every option - 'all', 'all unplayed', 'recent unplayed', etc, etc

3) 'Include Episodes from Playlists'

4) and more.

 

After syncing, I've noticed in iTunes, under my Device, I can see all the podcasts in either the 'Podcast' link or the various Playlists (depending on what I've tried)

However, the Podcast App on the iPhone simply will not show them - as groups, or playlists, or anything.

The most I've ever gotten is a single Podcast mislabeled and with the wrong Artwork.

 

If I change all my Podcasts to Kind "Music" (or 'Audiobook') then I can get them into the Music player, but then I lose all my storage organization in iTunes - the 'Podcast' Library item becomes useless.

 

I've been an Apple user since the Apple II so I'm no nubie.

This is the worst junk Apple has ever turned out - whoever worked on it should be fired immediately - and I mean coders, managers, directors - all of them.

 

All I want to do is sync Podcasts from my PC library to my BRAND NEW EXPENSIVE iPhone the same way I can with music.

 

Does anyone have any ideas what else to do?

iPhone 5s, iOS 7.0.3
  • philfromcroydon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to whoit)

    I too have problems. It was fine until updating to Podcasts 2.0 with iTunes 11.1.2 (Tuesday). My iPad 3 and iPhone 4s are in sync with themselves and I expect them to be. iTunes on my mid-2010 iMac doesn't recognise anything as "Played" but downloads new episodes and my Apple TV has a different batch of Podcasts somewhere between my iOS devices and my Mac.

     

    Bug report to be filed. They've yet to do a clean update to the Podcasts app!

  • villetos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 5:31 AM (in response to philfromcroydon)

    I have similar findings. I noticed Podcasts 2.0 app doesn't keep iTunes updated. But if I play or delete podcasts in iTunes, the changes are transfered correctly to Podcasts 2.0.

  • Monkey_Leader Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:08 AM (in response to whoit)

    I have also found that any podcasts which I've add to iTunes manually, (ie. nonsubscribed through iTunes. I download a local morning radio show's mp3, that I like to listen to on my iPhone through the Podcast app), doesn't transfer in the Sync process now, since the latest iTunes and Podcast updates.

     

    In the Podcast 1.0 app and in the last itteration of iTunes, I was able to manually add mp3 podcasts to iTunes, change the type to Podcast, and then have them transfered to my iPhone during a normal sync updates.

     

    Now, nothing.  The only thing that stays sync are podcasts that I've subscribed to through iTunes.  All my "private" podcasts do not transfer.

     

    This is quite frustrating since the whole process worked before Podcast 2.0 came out.

     

    Whom ever released this app did an improper QC check on, since it seems that a lot of podcast users are having this same issue.

  • dmxwidget Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 10:56 PM (in response to whoit)

    I am having the exact same issue here. Has anyone talked to apple about this?

  • jerrih Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 3:47 PM (in response to whoit)

    I'm having the same problem with auidobooks.  I've been a heavy user of audiobooks, and as of 7.0.3 I can't add any new books

  • 7smcb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 8:26 PM (in response to jerrih)

    Same problem. Driving me made. Sound files that I've saved as file type "podcasts" aren't moving to ipad/iphone. Very irritating. Sort it out, Apple.

  • godbout Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to 7smcb)

    Same for me. Podcasts, audiobooks, movies, music, tv shows, nothing except books sync to my iPhone. Works towards my iPad though.

  • godbout Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 12:04 AM (in response to godbout)

    Ok, today I sign out from the store within iTunes, sign again, re-authorize the computer (tells me it's already authorized), I sync, every goes smooth. Maybe give it a try.

  • Tlc83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 3:14 AM (in response to whoit)

    I've got the podcast app on my iphone and ipad yet if I download a podcast on my phone it won't appear on the ipad! Why not? I don't want to have to plug them into the laptop to sync using iTunes all the time! Thought if you downloaded it on one it should download to both! I have the sync button switched on in the settings ahhhh it's frustrating anyway around this?

  • Danescourt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2013 3:34 AM (in response to whoit)

    Have the same problem but on an iPhone5 after upgring to ios 7.0.3. The podcast app appears on the screen, but when I tap it it flashes open and then shuts again - with no content - although the syn appears to progress normally. How long is it going to take Apple to get it sorted?

  • mom2busyboys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to whoit)

    I am having the same problem.  I am not wanting to go through and extend the tag on everything!  It's like podcasts are the last thing they worry about.  Haven't even tried my audiobooks yet!

  • 7smcb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to whoit)

    Whoit, that sounds like it will only work for sound files which *are* linked podcasts - ie they do have URLs. Any idea of what to do for the sound files that I've saved as podcasts all these years which Itunes still enables me to convert into podcasts, which are still stored in my itunes podcast window but will not sync to ios7 Podcasts 2.0?

     

    Would a dummy URL work?

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