What you need to know
- Podcasts appear to be very broken in iOS 14.5.
- The recent update has thrown up dozens of bugs and users are not happy.
Noted by MacRumors, a slew of bugs and issues appear to have come to light following the update:
One notable issue that has not been fixed is syncing issues, with users reporting that previous problems with libraries not syncing, podcast settings not carrying over, and cross-device listening all still persist:
After the iOS 14.5 update, the Apple Podcasts app is now an active obstacle to listening to podcasts. 🤦♂️After the iOS 14.5 update, the Apple Podcasts app is now an active obstacle to listening to podcasts. 🤦♂️— Velma Dinkley 🇺🇦 (@marlapropism) April 28, 2021April 28, 2021
Some users reportedly noted that the new update has reset download preferences to download every episode of the app, from Reddit:
Users have also reported issues finding unplayed podcasts, hiding played episodes and more.
Have you updated to iOS 14.5? Let us know if you're experiencing issues with the Apple Podcasts app.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9