Podcast app exit/crash/stop

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by dschultz, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. dschultz macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    I have experienced problem with the podcast app for a long time now.
    I subscribe to a large number of podcasts in iTunes so moving to another app is not a good solution for me.
    I probably have about 20 episodes on the phone at any given time.

    Since iOS 10.0 ??? don't remember now...I have the podcast app crash/stop/exit mostly while playing the first podcast of the day. with the latest iOS 10.3.2 the app fails even more.

    For a long time I just synced a podcast playlist from iTunes to the app; after 10.3 I decided to sync subscriptions and play the downloaded podcasts direct from the app.
    This seems worse than before. I get a crash/stop a few times a day.

    I sync playback positions.
    I sync subscriptions.

    I get a crash in the morning, sometime when in the app but not playing.
    I get a crash shortly I am out of WiFi range and the phone is on LTE
    I get a crash in the afternoon, but the phone is on LTE.

    Critical point...This seems cloud related...If I use airplane mode I have no crash...ever.

    Is there a way to troubleshoot this with out calling Apple and having them walk me through "reboot", "restore" and "let us know" I have performed a reboot several times, did a restore when I had my battery replaced by Apple, and also deleted all the podcasts content, deleted app, and rebooted, then loaded the app and content again.

    Strangely I cant seem to replicate this on my iPhone 6 running the Beta iOS...

    Frustration is high and with iOS 11 coming out I have no faith that Apple will make the app better.
  2. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    I would write this to Apple though as feedback (there is specific Podcast feedback form here) and hoping they will implement it in the revised Podcast app in iOS11.
    Untill that time if it bugs you a lot you my try third party podcasts apps such as Overcast, PocketCasts or Downcast. I still love Downcast.
  3. actcyclist macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2017
    I don't seem to have this problem and I use the iOS podcast app all the time, but using WIFI for downloads. I get similar issues if I try to use LTE though.

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