How to Sort Podcasts in Podcasts App on iPhone or iPad

Wish to perfectly organize your podcast library on your iOS device? Let me show you a better way to sort podcasts!

For easy access to my favorite podcasts, I like to keep the library perfectly organized. As there are multiple ways to sort podcasts in the Podcasts app for iOS, putting everything in the preferred order is never a big ask.

If you are a devoted podcast listener, this quick hands-on guide is your thing. I’m going to show you better ways to keep the entire podcast library organized. So, follow along!

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Step #1. Open the Podcasts app on your device → Tap on the Library tab.

Tap on Library in Podcasts App on your iPhone or iPad

Step #2. There are 3 options:

  • Shows
  • Episodes
  • Downloaded Episodes

Library Options in iOS Podcasts App

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Let’s check out each of them.

Sort Podcast Shows

Tap on Shows right at the top. Then, tap on Edit at the top right. Next, tap on Sort and choose from three options:

  • Title: Sort items based on specific titles.
  • Date Added: Organize shows based on the date added.
  • Manual: It’s self-explanatory.

Sort Shows in Podcasts App on iPhone or iPad

Select the preferred option as per your need. Just in case, you want to get it done manually, touch and hold the specific title and then drag it at the top, bottom or in the middle. In the end, make sure to tap on Done to confirm.

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Sort Podcast Episodes

Tap on Episodes. Then, tap on Sort at the top right and choose Title or Date Added as desired.

Sort Episodes in Podcasts App on iPhone or iPad

Organize Downloaded Podcast Episodes

Tap on Downloaded Episodes. Then, tap on Sort at the top right and select either Title or Date Added.

Sort Downloaded Episodes in Podcasts App on iPhone or iPad

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That’s pretty much it! The moment you choose a preferred option, the change comes into effect immediately.

Wrapping Up…

It’s nice to keep all the episodes and shows in the perfect sync. It not only prevents the library from looking messed up but also ensures you are able to access your favorites more conveniently.

Besides, there is a smart way to automatically delete played podcasts. If you don’t want the unnecessary episodes to clutter the whole app, do check out this quick guide.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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