“Mark as played” in iOS 11 on podcasts app, is useful on easy to identify it’s played or listened before or not. So we can ignore played podcasts easily and save lots of time daily from repeat play. In iOS 11, the Redesigned app makes people more confusion on how they can identify or Set Mark as a played podcasts, Episodes or Shows. All apple podcasts users are confusing and not happy with the new app.
Please Review and See the hidden features and Guide: Podcasts app not working on iPhone.
That Means if you are looking for stop re-play or Play Episodes Sequential Order from selected Podcasts.
Steps for Podcasts app Mark as Played or Missing in iOS 11: iPhone: Alternate Solutions that can try
Note: To get the mark as played function back on the podcast: Please update your iPhone, iPad to the latest iOS 12.2 or later, because of in iOS 12.2 this feature available again.
Find your favorite Podcasts on iPhone podcasts app.
Next, Tap on Search from the bottom tab.
Search podcasts with Name and Open Podcasts by a tap on it.
First Subscribe podcasts, Tap on Subscribe button,
Press and Hold on (Three dots more icon) > Settings.
Next, To Settings for particular podcast > Find “Play in Sequential Order.” in iOS 11 Changed, See the screen below.
Now you don’t need to check and play episodes manually one by one.
The more hidden option under the settings are:
- Play Most Recent Episodes first
- Only keep most recent Episodes
- And Other Custom Settings
Another useful feature is, Re-Order or manage the order of episodes from the playlist.
So we can eliminate or set last all not interested episodes before play.
Now, your playlist continuously plays Each Episodes one by one.
Podcasts app won’t show Settings option
It might be a bug or check for latest iOS 11 from Settings app. If you don’t find, First subscribe podcasts and follow the above steps.
Go to the Settings > General > Software Update > Check For Update.