iOS 11.3 Podcast app crackling noise

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by 9Benua, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. 9Benua macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Did anyone has this problem? I updated my 6s to 11.3 and keep getting this crackling noise on my podcast app after listening to it for 2-3 minute, it comes and goes, very annoying. It's not the earphone problem since I tried using my other earphone and got the same problem.
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    No crackling noise, and I use Podcasts for hours every day.

    When I do get a crackle, it's when I plug in the headphones. Or, loose connection between the 3.5mm plug and the jack in the Lightning dongle.

    Might check to see if any crud is in the earphone jack that needs cleaning out. And that the plug is fully seated.
  3. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2010
    I sometimes get this when listening to audio in general... mostly through CarPlay... I unplug and plug back in and then its good.... strange.
  4. 9Benua thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    It's definitely not loose connection or headphone jack issue. Once the crackling or distorted sound start, I can stop and replay that portion again just fine without touching the headphone jack.
  5. oscar_aa, Apr 3, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018

    oscar_aa macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2015
    Also getting this through CarPlay. Never before 11.3, had it with 11.3, not with 11.3 Beta 6, have it with 11.4 Beta 1. Not a cable problem. Close and reopen Podcast app and it goes away for some amount of time.

    I have been convincing myself it was starting when I unlocked and used the phone then locked it and set it down. Not sure about that yet. iPhone 7.
  6. 9Benua thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Finally, I thought this only happens to me :p
  7. Mark972 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2018
    I have this exact problem also. New cables, different usb port for CarPlay. Starts after 2-5 minutes. Unplug cable to switch to Bluetooth, and still interference. Apple please fix!
  8. Ozanners macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2018
    Same problem here with an iPad Pro on 11.3. Podcast Audio starts to break up when screen locks. Both with headphones and the built in sppeakers. Opening cover or unlocking stops the issue. But it restarts again when locked. Restarting iPad stopped the issue for a while, but it started happening again a few hours later.
  9. Mark972 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2018
    Thanks Ozanners, I’ll try both suggestions. Maybe wait for 11.4 to come out?
  10. Markm99 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2018
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    Hi, I have the exact same problem of crackling of podcasts. Thought it was just me. (Phew). Thought it was phone going out (or may be) but only since iOS 11.3 & only podcasts. (It’s not handling buffering correctly or something.).
  11. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    This happens primarily for me in my Chevy truck with CarPlay. I've found switching to another app for sound (ie. Apple Music) then clicking back to Podcasts usually resolves issues for me.

    I initially thought it was my phone, maybe dust/lint in the lightning slot but my iPhone X is clean. I even tried new lightning cords thinking maybe my cord was faulty.

    Glad I found this thread as next step was to take the truck back to Chevy and have them test out the electronics. But it seems this is more a widespread issue with iOS 11.3 / 11.3.1.

    Hope Apple updates these issues soon!
  12. Uri75 macrumors newbie


    May 1, 2018
    I've been having the same problem on iPhone 5S with the latest iOS. It happens sporadically, but mostly when I'm listening over BT. It happened also on internal speakers, wifi and headphones. So it doesn't look like related to specific output device. I'm suspecting decompression or buffer issues.
  13. Mark972 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2018
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    From another site, and my usage, the issue starts when the phone screen lock happens.
  14. oscar_aa macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2015
    Thus far, I have not had this issue with iOS 11.4 Beta 5. This was after having it with all previous iOS 11.4 betas and the release version of iOS 11.3, per my previous post.

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