How to Get Notified When a New Episode of Your Favorite Podcast Comes Out

If you have favorite shows in the Podcasts app, but keep forgetting to check for new episodes, you'll probably benefit from turning on notifications so you can find out whenever there's new content waiting for you. On the other hand; if you're subscribed to lots of podcasts, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the notifications about new episodes. Let's learn how to customize your notifications from Podcasts, so you're informed about the shows you really want to listen to, while silencing the ones you only occasionally tune into. 

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Let's begin with how to turn on notifications for all your podcast subscriptions; this way, you can turn off just the notifications that you don't regularly respond to, and not miss any content you want to keep up with.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on Notifications.

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  • Scroll down and tap on Podcasts.
  • Make sure Allow Notifications is toggled on, and choose where you'd like to see your alerts, as well as if you'd like a sound associated with them or a badge to appear on the Podcasts app icon. 

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  • Now tap on Podcasts Notification Settings.

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This will bring you to your Podcasts app, where you'll see a list of all the shows you're subscribed to. 

  • Toggle on the shows that you'd like to receive notifications for, and toggle off the ones you could do without.
  • Tap Done when you've finished customizing your Notifications.

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That's it! As you subscribe to more podcasts you can use this method to update your notification preferences as well.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.