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Jon Cheatwood Level 1 Level 1

I use list view. Fine, I'm a dinosaur. iTunes 11.1 now prevents users from removing old episodes of podcasts. Has anyone found a way to delete episodes?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • kohoutc Level 1 Level 1

    Having the same issue.  I prefer List view as well, but there seems to be no way to delete the old/undownloaded episodes.  Really crowds my screen.

  • Shortfatsteve Level 1 Level 1

    This is a really frustrating problem!  I'm also noticing that after I delete some episodes, they download themselves again, and the play count is reset, so it thinks I haven't listened to them when I have.  I subscribe to a lot of podcasts, so this is adding another layer of confusion to mix.  I've never seen a release from Apple with this many problems before.  Whatever happened to beta testing?

  • GusMah Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here.  This has got to be a bug.  I await iTunes 11.2

  • ScotWick Level 1 Level 1

    Seems there's always a podcast glitch with new iTunes. Called Apple about the iTunes 11.1 no-delete problem and as usual the tech doesn't know about the problem nor even much about iTunes podcasts. The glitch has always been fixed after a week or so, but I need my podcasts every day. Used to this recurring problem, so I did not update to new iTunes 11.1, and kept old iTunes on my other computer. Still works fine with my iPod Touch5, but cannot update it to iOS7 because it only uses iTunes 11.1. As always I'll keep calling and emailing Apple until newest iTunes glitch is fixed.

  • MikeGMIT Level 1 Level 1
    Mac OS X

    Note that I can delete podcats I have already downloaded, the problem is deleting podcats that are on the list that have not yet been downloaded.  And all of a sudden there are many of these - there are duplicate non-downloaded copies of previously downloaded podcats, not for all podcasts, just some editions of some podcasts. 


    Could it possibly be a bug on the side of the podcast producer and not the consumer? 


    I have many podcasts where this problem has not occured.


    I have one where I have already downloaded and kept the podcast for future reference, and now there is a duplicate that wants to be donwlaoded and connot be deleted


    I nave another where I had cleaned up the old episodes but now they are all back wanting to be downloaded and I cannot delete them from the list.



    Been drinking the Apply kewl-aide for three years now. Was seriously considering finally making the leap to an iPhone 5S.  Now I will wait to see how responsive they are to fixing this bug. 

  • Mark_Shekou Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for calling them.  I can't get through!

  • Mo2Tex Level 1 Level 1

    It's an embarassing bug, but Apple won't fix it.  They'll pretend it's suppose to be that way and ignore all the complaints.

  • iradner Level 1 Level 1

    It gets worse & worse.  I can delete from "my podcasts"  or "my Stations" but it still won't take off the list. The only place it goes away is  my I Pod.  I'm an old lady, WILL IT BE FIXED BEFORE I DIE?

  • Username8888 Level 1 Level 1

    Folks: the Support Communities are here to crowdsource solutions, but in this case it's clear that there is nothing individual users can do: there are several other threads on this, and the best that anyone has come up with is to delete iTunes 11.1 and replace it with a TimeMachine copy of an older release. Apple has to fix this bug. Please help push Apple along on this via the "Provide iTunes Feedback" option in your copy of iTunes (dropdown from the iTunes menu, found just under the "Preferences" option).

  • ScotWick Level 1 Level 1

    Email to Apple iTunes feedback

    iTunes 11.1 podcasts delete old podcasts from list

    Recently I downloaded the new iTunes 11.1 onto my iMac.

    There’s a problem with Podcasts with this.

    Every day I refresh to get new podcasts from shows I’ve subscribed to.

    Then I connect my iPhone4 to my iMac and load the new podcasts into a new daily playlist on my iPhone for listening to.

    With previous iTunes 11.05.5 after downloading I was able to delete those used podcasts to clear for the next day new podcasts.

    Now I cannot do that, result is a bunch of old podcasts still there on iTunes Podcasts that clutter the screen and it’s hard to find the new ones I want. Gets worse every day.

    I’m keeping the previous iTunes on my Dell PC, doing the podcast downloads there, and using my iPodTouch5 for listening to the podcasts, still works perfectly same as before.

    But, I cannot load the new IOS7 onto my iPodTouch5 because I read it works only with the new and podcasts-faulty iTunes 11.1.

    I checked online forums and see others have this same problem.

    Please tell me how to delete old podcasts, how to use any new features that accomplish the same purpose, or fix the new iTunes 11.1 !

    Thanks, Scot Wick

    Sent Sept. 28, Sept. 23, Sept. 21

  • Judy__ Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem and I only sync audio podcasts to an ipod. I watch the vodcasts on my laptop.


    I have some really large vodcasts and a 250GB data cap on my line so the problem with deleted podcasts coming back like zombies almost instantly via the next dowload does NOT make me happy. The only way to "fix" it is to turn off the internet connection or not to use  iTunes.


    VLC has been recommended but that will not sync with my ipod. And having to use two separate programs for audio or video is annoying even if I liked the VLC interface.

  • Judy__ Level 1 Level 1

    It seems this problem requires a subscription to "iTunes Match" to fix.


    To delete an item from iCloud in iTunes

    1. From a computer with iTunes Match enabled, open iTunes 10.5.1 or later on your computer. You can download the latest version of iTunes here.
    2. Click Music on the left side of iTunes.
    3. Select the item you would like to delete. Right-click the item and then choose Delete.
    4. You will be asked to confirm this action.
    5. If the item you want to delete exists in iTunes on your computer as well as in iCloud, click the checkbox to also delete the item from iCloud.

    It is a feature you have to pay for. If you really want backup then I can see why you would want iMatch or if you use phones or tablets a lot for entertainment or news... but I really HATE having to pay for the right to delete old podcasts. I do not need the other services at this time. It is the principle of the thing !!! It is a form of extortion to get one to pay for unnecessary services.


    Maybe I will eventually not be mad and sign onto this just to be able to delete  and keep my current lists in order. Then again, maybe I won't. I really don't see why I have to pay for NSA tracking. I already pay taxes.


    Maybe I will just stay angry at Apple every time I have to manipulate everything manually. .


    I'm thinking of the new Microsoft Surface ad where the Apple product asks "Do you still think I'm pretty?" Apple isn't pretty anymore.


    P.S. They pulled the earlier  version of iMatch because it was so buggy. So just because you pay the blackmail doesn't necessarily mean it will work properly. Do other backups before signing on if you choose to do so. Some people have lost their whole libraries when syncing.

  • ScotWick Level 1 Level 1

    The inability to delete old podcasts has been fixed with the new iTunes 11.1.1 (11) update, thanks Apple!

  • ScotWick Level 1 Level 1

    Now another problem with iTunes 11.1.1 (11). Able to delete old podcasts on my iMac now, but when I move newly downloaded podcasts from iMac to my iPhone, does not transfer. It shows as transferred on my iPhone new playlist on the iMac iTunes, but does not show or I cannot find the new podcasts playlist on my iPhone. I'll continue to use the old iTunes on Dell PC and my iPodTouch5 with old iOS until Apple can get these podcast problems fixed.

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