Synchronize Podcasts from Your Computer to Your iPad

If you’ve downloaded podcasts to your Mac or PC, you can download them to your iPad by syncing. If you chose to let iTunes manage synchronizing your data automatically, you can still manage your automatic syncing options. Make sure that your iPad is selected in the source list.

To transfer podcasts to your iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Podcasts button and select the Sync Podcasts check box in the Podcasts pane.

    Two pop-up menus allow you to specify which episodes and which podcasts you want to sync.

  2. Select how many episodes of a podcast you want to sync in the pop-up menu on the left.

  3. Choose whether to sync all podcasts or just selected podcasts from the pop-up menu in the upper-right corner.

  4. If you have podcast episodes on playlists, you can include them by selecting the appropriate check boxes under Include Episodes from Playlists.

  5. Click the Sync or Apply button in the lower-right corner of the window.

    Your podcasts are synced.

Regardless of the choices you make in the pop-up menus, you can always select individual episodes by selecting their check boxes.

Podcasts and videos are synced only one way: from your computer to your iPad. Deleting any of these items from your iPad does not delete them from your computer when you sync. The exceptions are songs, podcasts, videos, iBooks, and apps that you purchase or download on your iPad, and playlists that you create on your iPad. Such items are copied back to your computer automatically when you sync.

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