How to Use Podcasts Chapters in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

I have really liked using Podcasts Chapters to immediately jump over to particular spots on my iPhone running iOS 12. It comes very handy especially when you are listening to long episodes or wish to share a specific slice with your friends. Let me show you how it works!

The Podcasts app has got a fine add-on called “Chapters.” It makes navigation within an episode pretty upfront. I have found this feature neat and thought you might appreciate it as well. So, how do you use Podcasts Chapters in iOS 12?

This new feature can be useful in multiple ways. For instance, it can let you jump over to a specific part of the episode with ease.

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How to Use Podcasts Chapters on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 12

Important: Do note that not all podcasts may support this new feature yet.

Step #1. Launch Podcasts app on your iOS device. Then, select an episode and play it.

Launch Podcasts app and Play episode on iPhone

Step #2. Now you need to scroll down to the bottom and locate Chapters below Description. And, tap on Show.

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Tap on Show next to Chapters in Podcasts App

Step #3. Next, you can see all the available Chapters in the list.

All the available Chapters in the Podcast list

Choose a new chapter to start listing to it. Now you can see the tiny purple equalizer animation on the right. It makes it pretty easy to find out which chapter you are listening now.

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Choose a new chapter to start listing to Podcast on iPhone

Step #4. Once you have viewed the chapters, tap on Hide to conceal them.

Tap on Hide to conceal Podcast Chapters

Share Podcast in iOS 12

So far there is no way to share a particular portion of episode. However, you can share postcast by tapping on Share button. Then select the preferred medium in the share sheet.

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Share Podcast Chapter in iOS 12

That’s all folks!

Wrapping up:

This new add-on does make navigating long episodes more straightforward. I have found it a worthy addition. What about you? Let me know your thoughts about it? Besides, tell us what the other new features you would like to see in the stock Podcasts app for iOS are?

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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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