Podcast wont delete!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by walshy05, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I downloaded two podcasts from itunes on my iphone and with iOS 5 when you begin downloading a podcast they immediately show up, where as they used to only became available once the download had finished, which has now become a problem because for some reason an error has occurred with these two and I cannot delete them (note the symbol next to the podcasts)

    I cant swipe delete
    They dont sync to my computer
    Un-syncing the individual podcast and all podcasts doesn't work
    tried re-downloading them - but only get duplicates

    How can I remove them!!!
     

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Bumping this because I am having the exact same annoying problem and my OCD is at astronomical levels. Lol.

    If I go back to iTunes to try and re-download it now that I am on WiFi the episode shows "Downloaded" and therefore I cannot re-download.

    I have no options.

    Do I really need to restore my iPhone or will that not do anything?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Deleting Podcasts which failed to download ...

    Having exactly the same problem :(

    Is there anyone out there with an answer?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Same problem. Can't find an answer anywhere :(
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    SOLUTION - Finally!

    FINALLY managed to find this solution online. Many thanks to 'BigFus' for being such a legend.

    Original post can be found at https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3750382?start=0&tstart=0

    This is the solution, without having to do a complete wipe and reload of your entire iphone/ipod.

    General > Usage > Storage > Music > 'Podcasts'

    Click the blue Edit button in the top right corner.

    The little red circles with white bars in them appear, click the one next to the podcasts you want to delete (that have the partial downloads), hit delete and it will delete all of the content for that podcast series. Then just re-download.

    If you have already deleted all of the individual 'okay' episodes of a particular podcast (that is, the ones that downloaded properly without a problem), then you'll need to download at least one new episode before that podcast title will show up in the list under usage>storage>music -where you can then delete them all, including the incomplete ones.

    Enjoy!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Not working

    I am in this section you speak of, and successfully deleted a few podcasts, but I have other ones that do not show up under the settings menu but show up in my ipod section and will not play...
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the detailed Info.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    All I can suppose is to refer to my previous post: "If you have already deleted all of the individual 'okay' episodes of a particular podcast (that is, the ones that downloaded properly without a problem), then you'll need to download at least one new episode before that podcast title will show up in the list under usage>storage>music -where you can then delete them all, including the incomplete ones."

    Hope this helps
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    podcast problem points

    Many of these problem points, such as difficulty accessing, syncing or deleting podcasts are reoccuring themes with itunes. There are a number of platforms that offer alternatives to itunes that aim to make listening to podcasts easier. VoAudio is a platform being released next month that aims to fix all of these problems and make enjoying podcast an extremely streamline operation. Check us out at www.voaudio.com and sign up to become a beta tester to make sure that none of the problems that you've had in the past are problems that you will have to encounter in the future!

    - VoAudio Team
     

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