How to Delete Podcasts From iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re an avid podcast listener, your iPhone may be filled with episodes that you’ve already listened to or simply don’t need anymore. Deleting those podcasts from your device can help free up valuable storage space and keep your podcast library organized. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to delete podcasts from your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Podcasts App

To get started, locate and tap on the Podcasts app on your iPhone’s home screen. The icon typically features a purple square with a microphone inside it.

Step 2: Find the Podcast Episode to Delete

In the Podcasts app, navigate to the Library tab located at the bottom of the screen. Here, you’ll see a list of all the podcasts you have subscribed to.

  • To find the podcast episode you want to delete, tap on either “Episodes” or “Shows”. If you choose “Episodes”, all individual episodes from various shows will be displayed chronologically. If you choose “Shows”, you’ll see a list of different podcast shows and their available episodes.
  • Browse through the list and find the specific episode that you wish to remove from your device.

Step 3: Delete the Podcast Episode

Once you’ve located the episode you want to delete, swipe left across it. A red Delete button will appear on its right side.

  • To confirm deletion, tap on the red Delete button. The selected episode will be removed from your iPhone.
  • If you want to cancel the deletion, simply swipe right on the episode or tap anywhere outside the red Delete button.

Step 4: Deleting Multiple Episodes

If you want to delete multiple episodes at once, go back to either the “Episodes” or “Shows” section in the Library.

  • Select the first episode you wish to delete by swiping left on it.
  • Continue swiping left on other episodes you want to remove until all desired episodes are selected.
  • The red Delete button will appear next to each selected episode. Tap on it to delete all of them simultaneously.


Deleting podcast episodes from your iPhone will only remove them from your device, not your iTunes library. So, if you ever want to re-download an episode, you can easily do so from the Podcasts app or iTunes Store.

Congratulations! You now know how to delete podcasts from your iPhone. By regularly managing your podcast library, you can keep it clutter-free and enjoy listening to new episodes hassle-free!

We hope this tutorial was helpful for you. Happy podcasting!

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