Podcasts not syncing

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Fozziebear71, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Fozziebear71 macrumors 6502

    Fozziebear71

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    I have an Apple Watch Series 4, LTE.

    I have many, many, podcasts on my Apple Watch that I listen to when I go for a run. For weeks now the old podcast episodes that I have listened to on the Apple Watch are labeled as "Played" on the Apple Watch. No matter what I do, no matter how long I leave the phone plugged onto the charger with my iPhone sitting right next to it, the listened to episodes are not being removed from the watch and I have not discovered a manual way to delete them. Has anyone experienced this? And if so, have you found a solution?
     
  2. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have the setting in Podcasts on your iPhone set to “Delete after Played”?
     
  3. Fozziebear71 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Fozziebear71

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    Yep. And the episodes delete off of my phone like they are supposed to but they remain on my Apple Watch and they have a check mark next to the word “played”.
     
  4. DontGetTheCheese macrumors regular

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    I gave up on the podcasts app and went to Overcast. Much, much better results. Not perfect, but, better.

    Maybe the rewrite will be better.
     
  5. Dwood1970 macrumors regular

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    Try deleting the app and then loading it back.
     
  6. Der Keyser macrumors regular

    Der Keyser

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    When that happens to me I just have to reboot the watch and force quit the podcast app on iPhone
     
  7. twinlight macrumors 6502a

    twinlight

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    Mine never adds any episodes to the watch. No matter if there are new ones or not.
     
  8. Fozziebear71 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Fozziebear71

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    Yeah, I've tried that with no luck.

    Mine adds new episodes, it just won't remove the ones that I have listened too. So I have an ever expanding list of "played" episodes on every podcasts that I subscribe to.
     

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