Podcasts are becoming more and more popular, and it’s likely that you can find a good podcast that covers nearly any topic you enjoy. Over time you may find yourself subscribing to a lot of different podcasts, often leaving you with more content than you can actually listen to.
Your iPhone can be configured to automatically start playing the next podcast that is shown in the “Next Up” section of the Podcasts app, thereby ensuring that the app continues to play your content as one podcast episodes ends. But if you like to jump around to different episodes or different podcasts, then you may not like this behavior. Our guide below will show you where to find the setting that turns off this behavior.
How to Disable Continuous Playback in the iPhone Podcasts App
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.3.1.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Podcasts option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Continuous Playback to turn it off.
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