iPhone Podcasts Not Downloading? Here's the Fix


Some iPhone users often reporting that Podcasts not downloading on iPhone. This is one of the most frustrating issues. Are you looking for a solution to solve this issue? If yes, I’m sure this article will help you to solve your problem.  There are a few reasons like network connection, iOS version or defect in the app might lead to this issue. Hope this will help you to solve your problem.
Solution 1: Sync Podcasts

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Scroll down to see Podcasts and then tap it.
  3. Turn  On Sync Podcasts.
  4. And also turn off the Download on WiFi.

Solution 2 Turn Off/On Airplane Mode

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Tap Airplane Mode.
  3. Turn on/off it.

Solution 3:  Turn Off/On WiFi

  1. Launch Settings > Wifi.
  2. Turn On/Off Wifi
  3. After that Forget WiFi Network.
  4. Tap “i” info symbol > Forget this Network.
  5. Tap Forget to confirm your action.

Solution 4: Turn On Download Episodes

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Scroll down to see Podcasts and then tap it.
  3. Tap Download Episodes.
  4. Choose only New or All Unplayed option.

Solution 5: Check Content & Privacy Restrictions

  1. Launch Settings > Screen Time.
  2. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps.
  3. Check whether Podcasts is turned On.

Solution 6: Uninstall and Install Podcasts

  1. Long press the app until the apps are shaking.
  2. Now, “X” symbol appears at the top left of the app.
  3. Click that “X” symbol to uninstall the app.
  4. Launch the App Store and search for the app.
  5. Then download and install it.

Solution 7: Reset Network Settings  

  1. Launch Settings > General.
  2. Scroll down and click “ Reset”.
  3. Select Reset Network Settings.
  4. Enter your Password.
  5. Tap “Reset Network Settings” in the pop-up box to confirm.

Note: This action will delete all WiFi password APN & VPN settings of your iPhone.
Hope the above solutions will be useful for you. If you have any doubt regarding this article, please share us via comments. Thank You.

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