Deleting Podcasts

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by atavision, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. atavision macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
    I have gone thru all the obvious methods of deleting played podcasts from my iPhone to no avail. I have iTunes set to "keep all unplayed episodes" and that works just fine in iTunes, but in my iPhone it just keeps adding podcasts and won't eliminate the already played ones.

    Some podcasts can be an hour or two long and after you get several of these on the phone, well it takes up space unnecessarily.

    The only way I have found to get rid of unwanted podcasts is to go into my iTunes folder on my laptop and delete the "podcasts" folder of all its wares.

    There must be a simpler solution to this problem, yes?
  2. one1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    Slide your finger across the name (can't recall, but I think to the left) to bring up the delete option which will look like the delete button in your when you hit the edit button.
  3. atavision thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Slide my finger across the name?! are you talking about the name in the podcast listings in my iPhone? Oh were it only that easy. The function you're describing works for emails, but not for podcasts.

    Maybe I wasn't clear in my request for help, what I would like to do, if possible, is delete the old/played podcasts from my iPhone so as not to take
    up valuable gigabytes. I know this can be done in iTunes as I currently do it, but everytime I update my iPhone podcasts the old ones remain along with the newly synced ones.

    Is what I am asking even possible? or does the iPhone just keep compiling the podcasts until I delete the entire folder from my computer?

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