If you’re one of the recent ones who has upgraded to iOS 9 and also happens to listen to podcasts using the native Podcasts app, you are now out of luck. Podcasts now crashes on most devices while booting.
Upon opening Podcasts, most users see the notification “Updating Library…” which is subsequently followed by the app crashing.
Deleting all podcasts and restarting the device does not seem to work.
Apparently Podcasts and iOS 9 do not get along. This has been a known issue since iOS 9 Beta 1, but apparently Apple decided to proceed with development and release of iOS 9. Podcasts app crashing is apparently an issue on the following devices:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5S (personally tested)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
For a solution to the Podcasts app crashing, let’s all make sure that we let Apple know about the problem with Podcasts in iOS 9. Report podcast crash bug to Apple.