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Question: IOS Podcast app always freezing

Since IOS 11, using the Podcast app has become a real nightmare. It is always freezing after launching, and it takes about one or two minutes before one can use it. In the beginning I thought it could happen because my phone is an older model (iPhone 5S), but another user with an iPhone 7+ had the same issue on IOS 10. Apparently, she solved the problem by reinstalling the app, so I tried, but after using the app for a while, it is the same as before. This problem is so annoying that I don't listen to podcasts anymore. It is also not the only malfunction of the app, the continuous reading option doesn't work, it stops after each episode, instead of playing the next one. Right now the IOS version I have on my 5S is 11.2.6, and I am subscribing at about 20 podcasts. I already sent a message to the Apple Feedback. If you are also experiencing this issue, please reply to this post, so Apple will be aware about it.


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Podcasts app lag and freeze

iPhone 5s, iOS 11.2.6, Podcast app

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Apr 24, 2018 10:49 PM in response to lauter352 In response to lauter352

My one year old iPhone 6s Plus can no longer run the podcast app. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling. The result is always the same. It freezes when I scroll through episodes and remains stuck until I shut it down. Sometimes I get lucky and it’ll play, but it’s very slow. I hit the play button and wait 30 seconds for it to start. Also, it won’t load thumbnails of each show as of last week. In addition to no longer listening to music because of iTunes I can now add podcasts. :)

Apr 24, 2018 10:49 PM

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