How To Delete Podcasts From iPhone

Podcasts are a great source of entertainment and information which you can listen to even while you are on the go. Mobile devices have become the popular device to use for listening to podcasts. The iPhone for example has a native Podcast app which allows you to easily choose from the different podcast categories which you can then stream or download.

If you constantly listen to podcasts you will soon notice that your phone will be running out of storage space. This  usually happens if you download the podcasts into your device, especially if these are videos. To free up storage space you should delete podcasts from your iPhone that you have already listened to.

Delete Podcasts from iPhone

Delete from library

  • Open the Podcasts app on your iPhone.
  • Click the Library tab and choose the category you want to remove podcasts from, including Shows, Episodes, and Downloaded Episodes.
  • Single-click the item you want to get rid of, click the more button (three dots), then tap Delete from Library.

Delete directly

  • Open the Podcasts app on your iPhone.
  • Go to Library > Shows/Episodes/Downloaded Episodes.
  • Click Edit in the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Tap the minus icon on the podcast you want to remove.
  • Choose Delete to confirm your deletion of the item.

Prevent iPhone from automatically downloading new podcast episodes

  • Open the Podcast app
  • Go to the name of a podcast on the My Podcasts view
  • Go to the gear icon to view its settings.
  • Tap “Download Episodes” under “On This iPhone”.
  • Select “Off”.