Podcasts don't sync from iTunes to iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by tuftywhite, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. tuftywhite macrumors member

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    #1
    I want to sync my podcasts from iTunes to Podcasts on my iPhone so that I can listen to them when I don't have internet access.

    Now all I get is a list of my podcasts on the iphone but they require downloading to play them. I've tried changing the settings on the phone and iTunes but I can't find a combination that works.

    I want it to work like it did with the original iPods. I've already downloaded them once on to the Mac. I don't want to have to download them again on the phone.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. tuftywhite thread starter macrumors member

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    ~ Podcasts not Syncing

    121 views and nobody else sees this as an issue?

    Have I not explained it properly or am I the only person suffering from this?

    Do let me know.
     
  3. RedGT macrumors member

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    Download the podcasts in iTunes, then plug phone into comp, then sync phone with selected podcasts.
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  4. tuftywhite thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I do this, however, when I go into podcasts on my iPhone I get the cloud download symbol on the podcasts, and I have to download them onto the phone over the internet as they haven't copied across from the computer.

    Is it just me?
     
  5. kiwiflemings macrumors newbie

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    No it is not just you. I have exactly the same problem. I just posted this on the Apple site:

    When I sync my iPhone it does not pick up my selected podcasts. Instead, ALL my podcasts are shown, but only in the cloud.
    I do NOT want to stream my podcasts using cellular data when I have already used my home wifi to download them.
    I have tried turning my phone off and on.
    Please help me....it's looking like I can't listen to podcasts anymore unless I am at home with my laptop. This problem started in the last couple of days and did not seem to coincide with an upgrade for my phone or iTunes.

    I am so frustrated because I often want to listen to podcasts offline e.g. on a plane. And now I can't. The only response I have had so far was from someone suggesting I actually hadn't downloaded them properly onto my laptop in the first place. Nope. I listen to hundreds of podcasts and I know what I'm doing from that angle but this has me completely stumped.
     
  6. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

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    Syncing over wifi between Mac-iOS has stopped working.... anyone else?
     

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