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How to Delete Podcasts From Your iPhone

1. Easily delete unwanted podcasts from your iPhone with our simple guide! Learn how to delete iTunes and other podcast apps quickly and easily. 2. Our comprehensive instructions make it easy to get rid of those unwanted songs and downloads on your iPhone in no time at all.

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Published Dec 5, 2021

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

How to Delete Podcasts from iPhone Listening to podcasts is a great way to stay up-to-date on news, entertainment, and even educational topics. For those who are subscribed to multiple podcasts or just want to free up some storage space on their iPhones, deleting unnecessary podcast episodes might be necessary. Deleting podcasts from your iPhone can be done in a few different ways depending on the device you're using and the iOS version that it is running. This guide will explain how you can quickly delete unwanted podcast episodes from your iPhone's Podcasts app.

how to delete podcasts from iphone

To delete podcasts from an iPhone, open the Podcasts app, select the podcast that you want to delete, and then press and hold on the podcast until an X appears in the top left corner of its icon. Then tap on this X to delete the podcast.

  1. Tap the "Podcasts" app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the "Library" button in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap "Playlists" to view all downloaded podcasts.
  4. Select a podcast from the list by tapping it.
  5. Tap the red delete icon next to each episode you want to remove.
  6. Tap "Delete."
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Our takeaway

When it comes to tidying up your Apple devices, deleting podcasts from your iPhone is an important step. Whether you want to delete space-consuming audio files or just make room for new shows, the steps above are sure to help you do it quickly and easily. If you’re hoping for a fresh start with a clean slate of podcasts, why not give yourself permission to start anew? With technology constantly changing and evolving at such a rapid rate, take a break from it all and enjoy some time away. Maybe try going on an audio adventure in the real world instead!


1.What is the easiest way to delete a podcast on an iPhone?

The easiest way to delete a podcast from your iPhone is to locate the podcast in your library, swipe it from left to right, and then click “Delete”.

Is it possible to delete multiple podcasts at once?

Yes, you can select and delete multiple podcast episodes at once on your iPhone. To do this, tap Edit at the top right corner of the app, then deselect any episodes you don't want deleted. When you're ready to delete them, hit Delete or Done in the upper right corner.

Does deleting a podcast from your iPhone also remove it from other devices?

No, deleting a podcast from your iPhone will not remove it from other devices. You must delete the podcast on each device separately.

Is there an option to delete all downloaded podcasts in one go?

Yes, Apple Podcasts has a feature that allows users to quickly remove multiple podcasts at once. On an iPhone, you can access this feature by going to "Library," selecting "Edit" > "Select All", and then tapping the trash can icon.

Does deleting a podcast from the library affect my stored progress/bookmarks within that podcast?

No, deleting a podcast from your library does not affect any progress or bookmarks you have made within that podcast.

This article was originally published on 5 Dec 2021 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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