iPhone 4 not getting rid of podcasts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Laimbeersux, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Laimbeersux macrumors 6502

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    Hey all, quick question that I could 't find an updated answer to when searching on here and/or google. I have a 32 gig iPhone4 that I love as a replacement for my prior combination of my old Droid X and 4th gen iPod Touch. I commute 3 hours a day so listen to about 3 hour of podcasts per day. In the past I always did the podcast listening with my ipod, but now with the phone, I am able to replace both devices with one. The problem I'm having is that when I sync the phone, it doesn't always get rid of the played podcasts.

    In iTunes for all my podcasts I have it set to auto-delete podcasts, and set to sync all unplayed podcasts, but for some reason when I sync the phone, it doesn't remove the files from my phone. I know i can swipe and manually delete the files, or wait till I get home and manually delete them on the computer, and that would accomplish what I want to do, but I'd rather just have the played ones removed from the phone automatically upon syncing like always worked with my iPod, and worked in the past with other iPhones I had.

    Any ideas? I am a bit OCD about stuff like this and it has been driving me a bit batty for the last couple of days.
     
  2. ttravis78 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem, but it is only one or two podcasts that don't go away when I sync. All the other ones get deleted normally.
     
  3. Laimbeersux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bump, please, anybody? This stuff is driving me nuts.
     
  4. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Are they 100% played on the iPhone. If they show as partial (even if its 1 second) they will not get removed.
     
  5. Laimbeersux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm 100% sure they get played all of the way through. I listen to the three parts of the Dan Patrick Podcast on my commute to and from work. I listen to them consecutively so I'm 100% sure they are played all of the way through....kind of frustrating.
     
  6. Laimbeersux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bump? The phone continues to be inconsistently removing the podcasts while syncing after I play them all of the way through. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with iCloud or something?
     

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