Manage your podcasts in Google Podcasts

Download episodes

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Tap a podcast and then an episode and then Download Download.

Auto download episodes

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Podcast settings.
  4. Under “Downloads,” tap Auto-download.
  5. Under “Global settings,” choose your preferences. You can auto-download:
    • New episodes from your subscriptions.
    • Only when on WiFi.
    • Episodes in your queue.
  6. Under “Your subscriptions,” turn on the podcasts you want to auto-download.

Change when downloads are removed

By default, Google Podcasts removes downloaded episodes:

  • 24 hours after you finish them.
  • 30 days after you download them.

To change these settings:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Podcast settings.
  4. Tap Remove completed episodes and choose a time period.
  5. Tap Remove unfinished episodes and choose a time period.

Remove downloaded episodes

To remove:

  • A specific episode:
    1. Tap the episode.
    2. Tap Downloaded Downloaded and then Remove download.
  • All downloaded episodes:
    1. Tap Activity Activity and then Downloads.
    2. Tap More More and then Remove all.

Unsubscribe from a podcast

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Activity Activity and then Subscriptions.
  3. Swipe left on podcasts to unsubscribe.

Set a sleep timer

To keep your place while you listen to an episode, you can set a sleep timer.

  1. While you listen to a podcast, at the bottom, tap the episode.
  2. Scroll to the bottom, then tap Sleep Sleep.
  3. Set a timer or tap End of this episode.
  4. Tap Start.

Do more with Google Podcasts

Go to a podcast's site

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Open the podcast’s page.
  3. Tap Visit website Visit website.

Turn personalized recommendations on or off

When you’re signed in to your Google Account, Google might recommend podcasts based on:

  • Your Google Podcasts history.
  • If you have Web & App Activity turned on, your activity across Google products.
Learn how to control activity in your account.

To turn personalized recommendations on or off:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Podcast settings.
  4. Under “Explore,” turn Show personalized recommendations on or off.

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