How to Subscribe to a Podcast on Your iPhone & iPad

Here's how to subscribe to a podcast you enjoy, so you never miss an episode!

Apple’s Podcasts app on the iPhone and iPad makes it easy to subscribe to your favorite audio and video podcasts. You can create a list of podcasts that will update as new episodes are released. This tip will make it easy to subscribe to the podcasts you love on your iPhone.

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Related: The iPhone Life Podcast

We've already gone over how to organize podcasts into stations, and how to change the playback speed in the Podcasts app. For more great advice on using the Podcast app, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, whether you have a few favorite shows or you're a podcast addict, here's how to subscribe to a podcast. Keep in mind that you should also check your subscription settings if you want to limit the number of podcast episodes you actually download!

  1. Open the Podcasts app on your iPhone.

    apple podcasts app
  2. Once you find a podcast you like, tap it.
  3. Tap the large Subscribe button near the top of the page.

    tap subscribe
  4. A Subscribed notification will pop up on your screen. 

    subscribed to podcast
  5. Tap the Listen Now tab at the bottom of the screen to view episodes you haven’t heard yet from the podcasts you’ve subscribed to.

    listen now tab

If you get overwhelmed with too much content, it is a good idea to learn how to unsubscribe from Podcasts.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.