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Automatically download podcasts over Wi-Fi on iOS

Auto-download podcasts over Wi-Fi on an iOS device

Podcasts is the only podcast app you’ll ever need on an iPhone or iPad. This native app lets you automatically download every podcast you’ve subscribed to on iTunes once you’re in range of a Wi-Fi connection.

Not only will this significantly lower your mobile data usage, it also guarantees a smooth, uninterrupted stream, no matter where you are or what you’re up to.

Own an Android device? Click here for the equivalent article.


Step 1

Open Settings, scroll down and tap Podcasts.


Step 2

Scroll down to Podcast Settings and enable “Only Download on Wi-Fi.”


Step 3

Scroll down further to Podcast Defaults, tap Download Episodes and select “Only New” or “All Unplayed” (whichever you’d prefer).


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