The Podcasts app on your iOS device can quickly fill up with episodes if you're subscribed to a lot of different shows. Sometimes you'll have to clean house to keep your episode list manageable and to save space on your device. First you'll need to decide what shows you no longer really listen to. Navigate to Podcasts > Library > Shows to see a list of podcasts you're subscribed to.
You can delete individual episodes in your Podcasts app by navigating to Library > Shows and selecting a show. From here you can scroll through all the listed episodes for the selected show and search for the ones you want to delete. Shows with no iCloud icon are stored on your device. Removing these will help free up storage space.
Apple has added news reading functions to Siri ahead of the upcoming HomePod release. While this feature will be a great way to catch up on the latest happenings with a HomePod in the room, anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can enjoy the feature, too. Siri can now deliver several types of news stories from several news sources, all in a hands-free audio format.
Like the Music app, the Podcasts app includes a Sleep Timer for those who enjoy listening to their favorite shows before bed. You can set the timer to end in 5-minute increments or for when an episode ends. Setting up the timer is super easy. Here's how:
Check out this week's tips to get the most out of your fourth-generation Apple TV. You can easily find live TV with Siri's help, or travel to an exotic location without leaving the couch. However, redeeming Apple gift cards will require an iPhone, iPad or a trip to iTunes on the computer. Discover new podcasts with the free app Aurora, and maximize your Miitomo rewards with a few simple tricks.