Podcast app taking up too much space

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by gguerini, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. gguerini macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007

    I listed to a lot of podcasts (25 subscriptions). I noticed that since I upgraded to iOS 9.x.x, the Podcast app is taking up a lot of space. I have it configured to download only the latest episode and to delete all played episodes.

    Right now, as you can see in the picture, the Podcast app is using 1.4 GB, but there's only 294 MB worth of data (episodes). The app is using 1.1GB of "Documents & Data". That's ridiculous!

    Has anybody seen this before?

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    I know I can use third-party podcast players, but that's not the point here. :)

    ps: I took both screenshots pretty much at the same time. My battery dropped 2% in a few seconds. o_O


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  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Yeah - I am having the podcast document and data problem as well. Before podcast was built in, you could just delete and redownload. Now its stuck and I cannot find a way to delete it. I've tried cache cleaners and iFunBox, but cannot find where podcast data is stored.
  3. gguerini thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Still having the same issue. I had 2.5GB of docs and data. I tried the download a larger app than you have room for trick and that only recovered 1GB from elsewhere but didn't touch the podcast app.

    However, deleting the podcast app and redownloading it wiped the podcasts docs and data and I gain my 2.5GB back. Just don't forget to turn on syncing in Settings > Podcasts so it'll redownload your podcast subs and downloads.
  5. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    I was having the same issue and think I found a fix. I went into Settings -> Podcasts and turned off Sync Podcasts option, backed out to Settings, then went back into Podcasts and turned Sync Podcasts back on, freeing up the more than 1GB of "Documents & Data" that I had locked away.
  6. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
    May I suggest switching to Overcast? I did and I haven't looked back. I only use Apple's app for two video podcasts I enjoy watching occasionally.

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