How to Subscribe to a Podcast on the iPhone

Podcasts are a free, exciting form of entertainment, and there are a number of excellent podcasts on topics such as politics, sports, entertainment, comedy, and more.

Podcasts are also well suited for mobile devices, so you may have decided that you want to start listening to some podcasts on your iPhone.

One effective way to keep up to date with an entertaining podcast is to subscribe to it.

This means that your iPhone will automatically start checking for new episodes every day, allowing you to start an episode directly from the Podcasts app without needing to search for it. So continue reading below to learn how to subscribe to a podcast from your iPhone.

Subscribing to a Podcast on the iPhone 5

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 5 with iOS 8. The Podcasts app is default in iOS 8. Earlier versions of iOS may need to download the Podcasts app to their device.

Note that podcasts can take up a surprising amount of space on your device if you download them. For example, a podcast that is 1 hour long is typically around 30 MB. Fortunately you can configure your iPhone to automatically delete downloaded podcast episodes after you have listened to them with this article. Note that podcasts are not downloaded to your device by default.

Step 1: Open the Podcasts app.

open the podcasts app

Step 2: Use the Featured, Top Charts or Search option at the bottom of the screen to locate the podcast to which you want to subscribe.

locate the podcast to which you want to subscribe

Step 3: Tap the Subscribe button at the right of the podcast to subscribe to it.

Your iPhone will then start checking for new podcast episodes everyday. You can play an episode by selecting it from the My Podcasts screen at the bottom of the window. You can download an epsiode to your iPhone by touching the cloud icon to the right of the episode.

Note that newer versions of the Podcasts app have replaced the “Subscribe” option with a “Follow” option.

tap the subscribe button

Now that you know how to subscribe to a podcast on your iPhone, you can use this option to more easily follow the content and podcasts that you have found and enjoyed.

If you are running out of space on your iPhone, then there are a lot of different items that you can delete to save some space. This article will show you how to delete many different types of apps and files on your device.

Summary – How to Subscribe to Podcasts on iPhone

  1. Open Podcasts.
  2. Find the desired podcast.
  3. Tap the Follow button.

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