The Play Next queue is not easily visible in the app. While your podcast app is playing, you need to scroll up a little to find your up next queue. The Up Next shows all the different episodes from the various shows that are queued up to play. When you start Podcasts app after upgrading to iOS 11, you see the instruction from Apple to scroll up to access your play queue.
Playing a Podcast on an iPad? Things look a little different on an iPad versus an iPhone. But the mechanics are the same. Scroll down to see your entire Up Next Playlist. It is easy to change the sequence of the episodes in your Up Next queue for the podcasts. Once you have scrolled up to access your Up Next queue, Press on the 3 horizontal bars on the far right of the episode and you can drag it and drop it to change its play order list in the queue.
Problems Using Up Next on an iPhone? Some of our readers let us know that the Podcast App is not allowing them to change the order of their Up Next list on their iPhones using iOS Specifically, they do not see the three horizontal bars next to their upcoming Podcasts, and they are also unable to swipe to remove a specific podcast from their list.
If your Podcast app is experiencing this problem, try the following: What about removing an episode? Removing episodes from the Up Next queue is reasonably straightforward. Swipe towards your left from the three horizontal bars next to the episode, and you will find the option to remove the episode from your play queue.
That should do the trick! How do I change the order of episodes for my podcast shows? If you are in the process of catching up on older podcasts, you may perhaps want the older un-played episodes first followed by the newer ones.
Tap on the show whose sequence you want to change. Next, tap on the three dots within the circle icon on the far right of the play row. On this next screen, choose Settings and under Episodes, select Custom Settings. Start with Download Episodes in the Custom Settings area. You can also set this to Off and manually download episodes.
If you do decide to set it to download new or unplayed, you may want to check the high-level settings for cellular data usage if that is a concern.
In the custom settings for the Podcast show, you can also customize the limit episodes settings and choose from a variety of options to match your preference. You can also customize the refresh frequency of the episodes for your podcast shows here in the custom settings. Take time to explore these settings to make the best use of the options that are most suitable for you.
You find the option under the Now Playing screen. You can also choose to add the Podcast app to your iPhone Widgets for easy access. When you 3D Touch on the Podcasts app on your home screen, you will find the option to refresh your podcasts as well as add in the podcast widget to your iPhone.
In Summary We hope that some of these items provided you with additional clarity around using the podcasts app in iOS If you are open to exploring third-party apps to get the best out of your podcast listening experience, you may want to check out Overcast or the Pokectcast app in the app store. You can also learn more about the iOS 11 Podcasts experience from Apple site.
Please let us know in the comments below if you have any questions or if you like to share a favorite tip of yours when it comes to using Podcasts on the iPhone or iPad.