How to Save a Podcast to an iPhone

By William McCoy

With thousands of podcasts in the iTunes Store, there's something for nearly everyone. There are podcasts for education, comedy, health, music, sports, business and technology, among others. You can use the Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE connection to download podcasts directly to your device. The time it takes to download the podcast to your device depends on the size of the podcast and the strength of your wireless connection.

Step 1

Tap the "iTunes" app on your iPhone's home screen.

Step 2

Tap "More" in the bottom-right corner of the screen and then tap "Podcasts."

Step 3

Tap "What's Hot" to view popular podcasts, "Top Tens" to browse the most popular podcasts by category, or "Categories" to search all of the podcasts.

Step 4

Tap the podcast you want to save to your iPhone and then tap "Free" to the right of the specific episode your want to download. Tap "Download" to begin downloading the podcast. The time it takes to download the file depends on the size of the file and the strength of your wireless connection.

Step 5

Click the "Home" button below the iPhones home screen. Tap "iPod" to open your audio file library. Select "Podcasts" to open your downloaded podcasts and then locate the recently downloaded file. Tap to select the podcast and then tap the episode of that podcast you want to listen to.

Tips & Warnings

  • You cannot download podcasts 20 MB or larger using either the EDGE or 3G network; you can only download podcasts 20 MB or larger while you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.