Whether you’re just getting into podcasts, or haven’t dialed in your preferences yet, follow along for how to customize the Podcasts app settings.

Depending on the type of podcasts you like to listen to, how you want your iPhone or iPad to download episodes, and more, it’s valuable to customize your Podcasts app settings.

Head below for a look at some of the features you can fine tune for a better Podcasts app experience.

iPhone & iPad: How to customize Podcasts app settings

  1. Open Settings
  2. Swipe down and tap on Podcasts
  3. Take a look at and customize the Episode Downloads, Skip Buttons, and External Controls options

Here’s how the process looks:

Particularly if you like to listen to longer-form podcasts, changing the external controls to skip forward/back instead of next/previous is useful.

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