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How to Sync Music & Podcasts to Apple Watch from iPhone

Jul 23, 2020 - 1 Comment
Apple Watches with Podcasts and Music icons

Now that you have that shiny new Apple Watch strapped to your arm it’s probably time to get some of your favorite music and podcasts onto it. After all, what’s the point of having a miniature computer on your arm if you’re still going to carry your iPhone around with you? Spoiler: there’s no point. … Read More

How to Download Podcasts on iPhone to Listen Offline

Jul 8, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Download Podcasts on iPhone to Listen Offline

Do you regularly listen to podcasts on your iPhone while you’re driving, working out, or going out for a jog? If so, you’ll be interested in taking advantage of the offline listening feature that’s available in the Podcasts app, which allows you to download podcasts to your iPhone.

How to Manage, Add, & Delete Podcast Subscriptions on iPhone & iPad

May 23, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Manage Podcasts Subscriptions on iPhone & iPad

Do you listen to a lot of podcasts? Perhaps while you’re working out, doing chores, driving, or going for a jog? The Podcasts app that comes pre-installed on iPhone and iPad devices offers a free way to listen to audio stories that keep you entertained in one way or the other.

How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing

May 16, 2018 - 8 Comments
Sleep Timer for Podcasts app on iOS

If you want a podcast to automatically stop playing after a designated period of time, the little-known Sleep Timer feature in Podcasts for iPhone or iPad is for you. Much like the name implies, Sleep Timer will play a podcast until a specified time completes, or when the current episode is done playing, and then … Read More

Podcasts Playing Too Fast on iPhone? Here’s the Fix

Apr 30, 2018 - 15 Comments
Podcasts playing too fast can be fixed

Have you ever noticed your podcast is suddenly playing too fast on an iPhone, and everyone sounds like they’re talking super fast after drinking way too much coffee, or the voices pitch higher like chipmunks? No you aren’t going crazy, and you’re almost certainly not alone! But don’t sweat it, if a podcast is suddenly … Read More

How to Get Siri to Read News of the Day to You in iOS

Jan 26, 2018 - 9 Comments
Siri play news

Siri for iOS can now play short daily news digests by request, allowing you to quickly hear news recaps from some popular mainstream news outlets and media sources. This is a handy feature if you want to get a quick blurb about what’s apparently newsworthy on a given day, and it works the same on … Read More

How to Change Podcast Playback Speed on iPhone

Apr 27, 2017 - 11 Comments

The Podcasts app on iPhone allows users to adjust playback speed, making the podcast play faster or slower. If you’re wondering why it’d be helpful to adjust the speed of podcasts, there are several reasons; increased comprehension or understanding, speeding through uninteresting parts of a podcast, or perhaps my favorite use which is to listen … Read More

How to Pause Music & Podcasts on iPhone & iPod Touch Without Looking

Aug 19, 2014 - 13 Comments
Instantly pause music on the iPhone by yanking out the audio cable

Fiddling around with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad while driving or riding a bike is dangerous as it takes your eyes off an important task, which is why things like texting and driving are made illegal. Many of us use our iPhones and iPods in the car though for listening to podcasts and music … Read More

Scrub Through Music & Podcasts Tracks from Control Center in iOS

Feb 14, 2014 - 8 Comments
Scrubbing music and podcast tracks from the iOS Control Center

Scrubbing audio is probably the fastest way to skip through and navigate within a playing audio track, and iOS allows you to scrub active tracks directly from the Control Center. There’s not much to it and scrubbing is done through a fairly simple gesture, but because the tap touch target is quite small it can … Read More

Set Podcasts to Auto Delete Old Episodes After Listening to Save Space in iOS

Mar 13, 2013 - 3 Comments
Keep Unplayed Podcast Episodes Only

Listening to the myriad of wonderful podcasts out there is a great thing, but having all those podcasts take up tons of space on an iPhone or iPod touch isn’t so great. Each episode of an audio podcast can easily run between 30MB to 90MB depending on the length of the show, so it’s not … Read More

Stream Radio and Access Podcasts in iTunes 11

Dec 19, 2012 - 2 Comments
Show Podcasts and Streaming Radio in iTunes again

Streaming Radio and podcasts are great features that are still around in iTunes 11, but along with much else the two have been shuffled around slightly, and in some cases aren’t visible by default for whatever reason. For Radio, check to see if the “Radio” tab is accessible. That will be found within the Music … Read More

How to Skip Ahead & Rewind Podcasts on iPhone

Nov 9, 2012 - 4 Comments
Skip ahead and rewind podcasts in iOS

You can easily skip ahead and rewind in large blocks while listening to podcasts on the iPhone. This is a helpful feature of the Podcasts app in iOS for many reasons, perhaps you missed a section and want to rewind and hear it again, or maybe you want to skip ahead through an uninteresting segment. … Read More

2 Ways to Listen to Podcasts with Music App Again in iOS 6

Oct 17, 2012 - 12 Comments
Delete Podcasts app to listen to them in Music app instead

Podcasts are great for entertainment and learning, but let’s face it, the new iOS Podcasts app is not so great for many users. Unless you’re running the app on an iPhone 5, it’s slow and frustrating to use on just about every other device, making it a major step backwards for iOS 6 users from … Read More

Learn 15+ New Languages Free with iTunes Foreign Language Lessons

Mar 8, 2011 - 2 Comments

Did you know that iTunes has a wealth of free language learning courses? There are tons of language lessons offered for free, just find a language you want to learn or brush up on, subscribe to the podcast, and start practicing. I have selected 15 popular languages below, but there are many more available through … Read More

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