I haven't been asked to update to iOS16, so I'm still on the latest version of 15. I'm having an annoying problem with the Podcasts app, and I've asked this on the general support community but haven't gotten a response.
I've discovered quite helpfully, that I can change the view from all episodes to unplayed episodes of a particular podcast, but it won't change back. Is this an accessibility bug and has anyone found a way to get the view back to all episodes?
By Bob Cavanaugh, 10 September, 2022
iOS and iPadOS
Quite complicated work around
It is actually an accessibility bug, but when you use the rotor to swipe to where it says unplayed, double tap on that and it should switch back to all episodes
Sometimes this may not work, you can try to swipe up or down and if it does not move, double tap and it should revert back to the previous option.
From what I found is that when you are under all episodes option, The ability to swipe to the next option which is downloaded will be able to be performed using double tap, the next option, which is unplayed, sometimes you can use the double tap function and sometimes you can use the Rotor and it should work 93% of the time.
Keep in mind that when you double tap on an option such as all episodes, it would either move back or forward one option, and the next option that you want to choose will be done using the voiceover rotor
I have definitely experienced this.
Yes! I have definitely experienced this, and thank you so much to Edward Louie for a workaround. Before I literally had to delete the whole show from my library, and then search for it and it would be back to normal. Another thing I noticed is that I will slide up to get to "All Episodes" but also VO says that it's on All Episodes nothing will actually happen, even if you close out and reopen the screen. Also, when I use the view slider, VO will always get stuck between two items. I have to move the focus away from the slider and back to fix it, and then the view will be stuck and moving the slider won't change anything.
I also find it quite hard to navigate the "Episodes" screen in general. Navigating by heading won't work, even if I switch the rotor to "Headings" then when I go to the bottom of the screen it will take me to the last heading, then to the top of the screen and then it will stop working again. Also, when swiping through episodes the VO rotor seems to get stuck between "Actions" and "More Content" because there's options for both, and so i can't do anything at all by swiping up or down until I move the rotor to the desired option. Has anyone else experienced these bugs?
Not sure I follow
I'm not sure I follow you. Here's what I do:
1. Open podcasts.
2. Choose the show you want, then swipe down once, it will say the name of the show.
3. Double tap, the show will open.
4. Swipe till you see the "See All" button, and double tap again. On this page is the slider in question. VoiceOver says "unplayed, adjustable." If I swipe down, VoiceOver does in fact say "all episodes" as expected, but it won't actually change the view. If I then back out of that screen, it's still showing unplayed only. So where is it you say it works?
Apparently it sometimes works if you double tap the slider?
I’ve never tried this method so I don’t know if it works but that’s what I think Edward said.