Podcasts iOS App Updated with Auto-Downloads Option and Bug Fixes


Apple’s Podcasts iOS app has been updated with a couple improvements and some bug fixes. The most notable one is the immediate prompt when opening the app to ask if you want to turn on Auto-Downloads for your existing podcast subscriptions, as seen below:


Full change log below:

What’s New in Version 1.1.2
Podcasts 1.1.2 includes a number of improvements, including:

• Tapping a podcast in Top Stations now reveals episodes you can play
• You can now easily turn on automatic downloads for all subscribed podcasts in Settings
• Addresses an issue where previously played or deleted episodes unexpectedly reappear as new
• Resolves an issue where Podcasts may unexpectedly play after a phone call or alarm
• Includes additional stability and performance improvements

Click here to download the Podcasts app–it’s free. Also, don’t forget to check out our podcast, The iPhone Podcast


  • alamarco

    Reading the change log, doesn’t seem like they fixed my issue. My issue wasn’t with auto-downloads, but when I actually went to play a podcast it would download it multiple times. A 34 MB podcast used up 100 MB of data and I didn’t even finish listening to it. That of course was before this update so I’ll have to test again on Monday, but doesn’t sound like it was fixed.

  • Paul LeBlanc

    This app cost me $100 in extra data on my 6gig per month data plan last month. I deleted it and will be very reluctant to trust it again.

  • Gunther

    Why not deselect the cellular data access for this app until you trust it fully?