Trying to get Podcasts app to reinstall, won't work.

adnbek

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Since I use Overcast, I deleted Apple's Podcast app since I never used it. But with the release of Watch OS 5 I want to add the app to my watch so I reinstall it on my iPhone and it won't install properly on the watch. I see the Podcast app icon but it's darkened out with what looks like a progress meter. (as if installing)

Tried deleting and reinstalling on the phone and nada...
 

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alexwaddell

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Reboot your iPhone and it should solve it. Appears to be an iOS 12 bug.

Since I use Overcast, I deleted Apple's Podcast app since I never used it. But with the release of Watch OS 5 I want to add the app to my watch so I reinstall it on my iPhone and it won't install properly on the watch. I see the Podcast app icon but it's darkened out with what looks like a progress meter. (as if installing)

Tried deleting and reinstalling on the phone and nada...
 

adnbek

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Meh. Discovered the latest update for Overcast on Watch OS 5 also includes offline playback. Deleted Podcasts again.
 

fabianumpierre

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Since I use Overcast, I deleted Apple's Podcast app since I never used it. But with the release of Watch OS 5 I want to add the app to my watch so I reinstall it on my iPhone and it won't install properly on the watch. I see the Podcast app icon but it's darkened out with what looks like a progress meter. (as if installing)

Tried deleting and reinstalling on the phone and nada...
I have the same issue. I use Overcast and I like it, but I'd like to try the Podcast's new version. Any lucky?
 

adnbek

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I have the same issue. I use Overcast and I like it, but I'd like to try the Podcast's new version. Any lucky?
Nope. And since I just needed watch support for podcasts and it also works on Overcast, I don't need it. But perhaps the watch 5.0.1 update fixed it for you?
 

curtrymer

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Oct 28, 2018
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I had the same issue. Erase all content from your watch - keep cell plan if you have one (that's an option). Re-pair and restore from your back-up. Podcast app will load properly. It's not a short process as all data will need to be transferred back on your watch - i.e., my 600+ songs are still downloading. Hope this helps.
 
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