Jettisoning podcasts fast
Q I use the Podcasts app on my iPad mini a lot, in fact it’s probably my main use for my iPad. But some times I run low on space while I am out and about and want to dump a lot of podcast episodes, then and there. I can mark them as played but this doesn’t immediately free up the space. Is there a way to have this take effect immediately? Charlie Westbrooke
A Your iPad can be set to automatically discard played episodes after 24 hours, and you can configure this setting on a per-podcast basis. But you can also delete them immediately if you need the space in a hurry. Tap the podcast in My Podcasts and tap Edit. Tap each episode you want to dump and then tap Delete.