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Question: iTunes stops downloading podcasts / iTunes has stopped updating this podcast because you have not listened to any episodes recently. Would you like to resume updating this podcast?

This annoying behaviour has persisted for years. No notice is taken of it, despite numerous pleas to remove this "feature", or allow it to be disabled, or at the very, very least, take notice after the first time the "feature" is told no thanks, I actually do want to keep downloading podcasts as requested.


Particularly when they are paid-for premium podcasts, and even more particularly when they are - in fact - regularly transferred to an iPod, listened to, and the podcasts updated as played.


But no, iTunes believes their developers know better than the users what the users want, and imposes this silly restriction.



Submitted this as a bug report to <https://bugreport.apple.com/>


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Summary:

Itunes stops downloading podcasts as expected, with the message "iTunes has stopped updating this podcast because you have not listened to any episodes recently. Would you like to resume updating this podcast? "


There appears no way to stop this unwanted behaviour.


Steps to Reproduce:

Regularly download podcasts from one source. After an indeterminate period (within a month, usually), this nonsense starts, and it will not download any further podcasts until you confirm (again!) what you told it to do in the first place, multiple times.


Expected Results:

iTunes should continue to download podcasts as requested.


Actual Results:

iTunes stops downloading podcasts from the given source, despite the fact that these podcasts had actually been transferred to an ipod and listened to.


Version/Build:

12.7.2.60 (and all others by the seem of it)


Configuration:

All


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Question: iTunes stops downloading podcasts / iTunes has stopped updating this podcast because you have not listened to any episodes recently. Would you like to resume updating this podcast?