Apple's warehouse Podcasts app in iOS is still my go-to for all my podcasts listening needs, but it's frustrating to skip a podcast. Scanning of sounds along the timeline is often an unclear operation, so the buttons can be so useful (and effective). Without customizing jump lengths you may find yourself knocking far more than you need.
The jumpers and forward buttons in the Podcasts app were set to 15 seconds in iOS 11 and lower, and this could not be changed. In IOS 12 and higher, the default jump lengths were updated; Jumping backwards is still 15 seconds but jumps forward for 30 seconds. Apple also made it possible to customize download times in iOS 12, a much needed improvement.
Depending on the type and volume of podcasts you listen to – personally, I consume dozens of long-form shows with many ad violations. Adjustment Skiping the buttons to a "Goldilocks" length can enhance your listening experience.
Open the Settings and Find app and then tap "Podcasts." Then scroll down to Skip the buttons.
Pressing these fields will allow more time options: 10, 15, 30, 45, or 60 seconds. Choose which lengths you prefer for "Forward" and "Back" and your changes will be reflected when next time you open and use Podcasts.
Go back is usually a shorter length than skip forward because it is usually used to play a missed word or sentence in dialogue – imagine instant play. For this reason I think about 10 seconds of length because I find that 15 seconds rewinds the sound a bit too much for my taste.
The progression is where I prefer to extend the time in the long term – 60 seconds – Like most, I usually jump over the ads or intros, usually a few minutes long. Although it may seem like a small thing – doubles the shoot length from 30 seconds to 60 – when I push nonsense in my daily flow (excessive) I eliminate dozens of cranes on my iPhone. And it adds.
After adjustments have been made in Settings, the new jump back and forward will be reflected in iOS where you have access to Podcasts controls, including the Now Playing screen in Podcasts, Lock screen player, and Control Center player.
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