Podcasts Not working on iPhone, iPad in iOS 11: [Guide] Here’s Fix

Podcasts app not working on iPhone, iPad. Get real fix and Useful new iOS 11 Podcasts app Features on iPhone, Pad. For the New redesigned podcast in iOS 11. Listen from iPhone podcast app now easy on iPhone with some essential hidden features. Redesigned Podcast User Interface is helpful for the podcast over on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad). My Podcast friend shared experience and issues on new Podcast in iOS 11 after update old iOS.

Apple made huge changes after a long time, so we gather correct guide that helpful anytime. Comeback anytime and find your tips and issues related solution in this article.

19 Podcast Not working on iPhone in iOS 11 and Tips & Tricks

Podcast Not working on iPhone, iPad: Fixes to consider

1: Find your Favorite podcast on iPhone, iPad

Use Search podcast, Browse, Library and Listen Now option from just below bottom tab on podcast app. And Start to enjoy.

2: Podcast Not Playing in iOS 11: iPhone, iPad

Restart or Force Restart iPhone

Press and Hold Below buttons until you see apple logo on Screen,

iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus:

  1. Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
  2. Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
  3. Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

iPhone 7/7: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button

iPhone 6S and Earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see Apple logo on the screen.

To start iPhone, again press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen. 

3: Cannot connect right now podcast Error

Check for Wi-Fi or Cellular Data issues. That might be happening because of Wi-Fi disconnecting automatically from the iOS device. Check in to Settings app > Wi-Fi & Search Wi-Fi Network & Enable.

Podcasts won’t play radio or live Streaming

Podcasts Doesn’t play Episode: or Popup in Episode is temporarily unavailable on iPhone, iPad

Force close podcasts app from app switcher screen and re-launch podcasts ap on iPhone or iPad. You’re Saved and Added in playlist podcasts never remove on re-launch.

4: Subscribe & ios 11 Podcast continuous play, Stop auto Download Podcast

Search and Open podcast on Podcasts app. Tap on Subscribe Shows for getting new podcasts in notification alerts. Or Add Selected Episode into podcast playlist a playlist for continuously Play podcast on iPhone and iPad.

4 Subscribe podcast on iPhone

5: Add more Episodes & podcasts Queue in iOS 11

Once we Subscribe to podcast, Sub-Episode will see on the screen. Tap and hold on “+” icon near to Episode name and Tap on Play Next to add into Podcasts list.

5 Add More podcast on iPhone playlist

6: Podcasts App Crashes and Freezes

There are too many reasons for Podcasts app Crashing and Freezes over time.

  • Check for update iOS (Device Gets updated Version of iOS)
  • Delete and Re-install from App Store. Open App Store and Search “Podcast”, Download and install the app. It will take time to restore old data from online library (All Saved podcasts in the iCloud library).
  • Close app and Re-launch Podcasts app on iPhone

7: podcast AutoPlay  from iOS 11 podcast playlist, Set Timer for Auto Stop

We can create a playlist by manually add more into a playlist. Search Podcast with name, Subscribe first and Find list of podcasts, Tap on hold on “+” select Podcast Play Next, Now All Episodes will sequentially play in queue one by one.

7 Add Episodes in podcast playlist on iPhone

Set timer for auto stop play sound playing on a podcasts app.

Swipe up podcasts player and See option “Sleep Timer”.

Select Timer for 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, 15/30/45 minutes or One Hour. That’s it.

8: Podcasts Won’t Play in Sequence, Doesn’t Play Podcasts Continuously

Unfortunately, you haven’t added all podcasts serially or not in sequence. We can re-arrange Episode in the playlist using Drag icon. Slide up player and See all added podcasts. See Image Below,

1 Manage Order by drag Podcasts Playlist in iOS 11

Open Podcast and Tap and hold on more options button (Three horizontal dots).

8 Podcast more settings option for play automatically

Inside popup, Tap on Settings > Select “Play in Sequential Order” under EPISODES section

8 1 Tap on Podcast Settings on iPhone

Or Find more in Custom Settings > Episode Order, Delete played Episodes and more.

8 2 Podcasts Settings play Sequential order on iPhone

83 Play Episode in order on iPhone podcasts

9: Mark as a Played missing in iOS 11 Podcasts

In New iOS 11, option for Mark As a played Episode is removed. Now you can get all recently played podcast is under Library > Episodes.

Check out, Day and Month wise played podcasts list.

10: Fast Forward and Slow Down Auto Podcasts

See option for fast forward and backward up to 15 seconds. This will be available on lock screen player and Podcasts app.

9 Fast Forward or Slow down Audio Speed on iPhone podcasts

11: Save Episode, Delete Podcasts from Library

Go to the Settings > Podcasts.

Scroll Down and Find the option for “Download Episodes” and “Delete Played Episodes.”

11 iPhone Podcasts Settings in iOS 11

12: How to Share? Unable to Share Podcast

Go to podcasts app screen and Open Podcast settings by the tap on three horizontal dot icon.

Find Share option (Upper Arrow icon with square box).

12 See Share iPhone podcasts episode on social or mail in iOS 11

13: Podcasts Audio Speed change: Faster or Slower

On Podcasts player, See option for Fast forward up to 1x, 11/2x, 2x, 1/2x. Change it on repetitive tap on it.

13 Change iPhone podcasts Audio speed

14: Stop podcasts play on Cellular Data

Save Data usage that prevents from access Podcasts app while cellular is turn on. So make Cellular Data disabled for a podcast. So forgetfully we never play or use Podcasts app on iPhone while Mobile data in turn on.

Go to the Setting > Podcasts > Disable Cellular Data toggle.

14 Stop Cellular Data use on iPhone podcasts

15: Enable Download Podcasts on Wi-Fi Only

We can play any Episode in Podcast offline like apple music. But want to disable on Mobile Data and Wi-Fi only. Keep this option is enabled.

Go to the Settings > Podcasts > Only Download on Wi-Fi.

16: Auto Refresh New Episode

Change Frequency for auto finds new podcast while in use. We can change frequency for Refresh new podcasts on iPhone.

Go to the Settings > Podcasts > Refresh every > 1 hours/6 Hours/Day/Week or Manually.

17: Stop Download Episodes

Stop any Episode download on iPhone, Go to the Settings > Podcasts > Download Episodes > Off.

17 turn off download podcats on WiFi only on iPhone

18: Disable/ Enable Delete Played Episodes

This option will automatically delete Episodes after 24 hours after they are played.

Go to the Settings > Podcasts > Enable “Delete Played Episodes.”

19: Apple Podcasts App Alternatives for iPhone, iPad

There are many favorite podcasts live streaming and officially from the studio. Thousands of new features and exciting channels are on these Apple podcasts App alternatives.

Overcast (Apple Watch Compatible Podcasts app), Podbean, iCatcher, Pocket Casts, Stitcher Radio, Downcast, RSSRadio Podcast, Instacast Core.

20: Podcast or Episode Details and Descriptions

On the podcasts player, open podcasts player and Slide up play to see more settings.

See the Description and Tap on Show.

20 See Podcast Description and Details on iPhone

Delete Episodes from a playlist on iPhone podcasts app.

21: Episode Unavailable, Episode temporary unavailable, How to Remove podcasts from a playlist?

Close the app and Re-launch app. Go to Playlist and Slide left on it > Delete.

That’s it.

Final Tips:-

Above all are the Quick tips and Guide for Podcasts on iPhone, iPad in iOS 11. Apple made massive changes in design and Functionality otherwise it’s genius and comfortable to use always. In that hope, apple will give more features and easy to access.