Question: Podcasts app not deleting played episodes that are synced from iTunes (others delete fine)
In recent updates of the Podcasts app, the app has been downloading podcast episodes both on my computer and on my phone. When I sync between devices, I end up with two copies of the same episode on my phone (one normal set of episodes and one set that is specially earmarked as "synced from iTunes"). If I play both copies of the episode, one will be deleted as per usual, but the other one (the one that was synced from iTunes) sticks around no matter how many times I play it.
I would like these episodes gone. Could someone help me remove them? Thanks!
Some other information that might be helpful:
- I do not use the Cloud, I sync with a USB cable.
- My "Delete Played Episodes" toggle is ON in Settings.
- When I go in to the episodes by show and try to delete them manually, the app won't let me swipe left on the episodes with a "plus" next to them.
- The below screenshot shows a few of the episodes that are refusing to delete (for some time!) despite being recognized as played.