Podcasts won't download on 8.4 public beta 3

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  1. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

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    I tried posting this in the beta thread, but no one responded.

    The podcasts download, but when the processing stage hits, I see the up arrow and the download error message. It's been like this all week.

    Tried resetting, no change.
    Tried powering off, no change.
    Unsubscribung and deleting then re subscribing, no change.
    Tried the put the phone in airplane mode and refresh trick, no change.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. luke lau macrumors regular

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    I can't get the podcast page to show up. If I tap on a podcast I'm just brought to a blank page (Beta 1)
     
  3. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I have downloaded many apple keynotes through podcast app. No issues.

    Can you try downloading them from your mac or pc in order to confirm that network is fine?
     
  5. jbachandouris, May 17, 2015
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    jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haven't tried that yet, but they are 3 different podcasts from 3 different DJ's. I can stream them, they just won't download.

    I've tried from several locations both wifi and cellular.
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    If those podcasts are not downloadable from iTunes, podcasts might not be able to download as well.
    Try to send a service request to Apple? This might shake things a little bit.
     
  7. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm running a beta. Why would that help?
     
  8. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am able to download to my rMBP using iTunes, but they won't download to the app.

    There's 89GB free on my iPhone, so it's not a memory issue. It has to be a bug in the beta 8.4 I'm running.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    At least, they will know you are in trouble. Or, if possible, try to update back to 8.3, and see if this issue persist.
     
  10. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I went to the Apple Store and it took a manager to 'force' the genius to restore me back to 8.3. So, podcasts now work. Also, my Apple Watch wouldn't work with this beta either. All is well on 8.3.

    The genius is a by the book, letter of the law kind of person. He seemed to equate an authorized beta with an unauthorized one. He claimed that if he (or I) restored the phone and it malfunctioned, the warranty would be void; Applecare or not.

    I tried to read the disclaimer yet the website is down. Does the disclaimer on the public beta for iOS really say that?
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I didn't read that because my podcast can download, with no issue.

    In fact, commonly, you should use beta product (Apple Watch 1st gen, for example:D) at your own risk. :)
     
  12. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Reading the disclaimer before installing a beta has nothing to do with your podcast (from Apple) downloading.

    It is a good practice to read them, but I chose not to at this time.

    I only asked because I wanted to confirm what the genius said.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Well, result is so obvious. And we all know better about apple and their policy. :apple:

    Use at your own risk....:(
     
  14. youradhere4222 macrumors 6502

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    This might be a good opportunity to switch to one of the third party podcast apps. Downcast and Pocket Casts are my favorite.
     
  15. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    App itself is ok. But you should also consider the contents. Different app may provide different contents. I think.
     
  16. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Reverted to iOS 8.3 and podcasts load just fine. Staying out of the beta game for my iPhone for now.
     

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