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

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by adnbek, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. adnbek macrumors 65816

    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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  2. alexwaddell macrumors newbie

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

     
  3. adnbek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    adnbek

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    Still not installed on the watch after I reinstalled it on my phone, I want podcasts on my watch darnit!
     
  5. adnbek thread starter macrumors 65816

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

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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?
     
  7. adnbek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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?
     
  8. curtrymer macrumors newbie

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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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