Get the Most Out of the Podcast App: Sync Your Podcasts between iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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If you love podcasts, and also love iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices, you've probably heard that you can sync your podcasts across your devices. Once your devices are synced you can use the Podcasts app to listen to a podcast on your iPhone, then pick it up right where you left off on your iPad. Syncing across Apple devices includes not only podcast playback positions but also your podcast subscriptions and stations. If this sounds like podcast heaven to you, follow the steps below to sync up your devices and start listening.

Related: How to Create a Playlist of Your Favorite Podcasts

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You can sync podcasts between your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC, and even the Apple TV and Home Pod. For this tip, we'll only cover syncing your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, I'll go over the Mac, PC, Apple TV, and Home Pod in another tip. Before you start, make sure you're logged in with your Apple ID to all the devices you'd like to sync with. If you have more than one Apple ID, you'll need to choose one and stick to it for podcast syncing. You'll need to go through the steps below with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to sync them all.

  • Open your Settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap on Podcasts.

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  • Now toggle on Sync Podcasts.
  • Make sure that Refresh Every is set on the same time for all the devices you're syncing.

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I hope you enjoy listening to your podcasts on your newly synced devices! Check out our iPhoneLife Podcast if you'd like to add another subscription to your queue!

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.