Podcasts downloading super slowly

Podcasts downloading super slowly





iPhone 7

iOS 13.5.1


Whenever I try to download podcasts, they download extremely slowly for no reason at all. I have tried restarting phone e, reinstalling Spotify, going into airplane mode and back out, but it still takes like an hour to download 1 episode. Music and songs will download normally, but podcasts will take forever. What can I do to fix this? Please help!


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How long do the podcasts go for?


The podcasts are about an hour long each

I also have this issue, and it is for the Spotify app only - I have other podcasts apps I use where the download takes 1 minute, but for Spotify exclusives it can take up to an hour for each 1-hr episode. Sometimes I have to restart the download 3-5 times. It also only saves progress in a podcast about HALF of the time. Really not happy, and my favorite pods are Spotify-exclusive.


Same issue here with iOS 14.7.1 on iPhone 11 Pro with app version

Each podcast is ~45min long and it takes up to an hour to download it.


Hi folks,


Thanks for the posts.


If you're experiencing this issue still, we'd recommend running a clean reinstall of the app, as described in this Guide.


Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions. 

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