How to Speed Up/Slow Down Podcasts

A YouTube video of these instructions for iOS 10.3.3 can be found here!

The following instructions are out of date given they were written for iOS 6. I invite you to click on the link above to watch a short 3½ minute video on how to speed up/slow down podcasts and more for iOS 10.

Ever wanted to speed up/slow down a podcast? Start your podcast and simply tap the center of your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad screen to get to the second menu screen.


Main screen of currently playing podcast




Podcast options screen. Tap the “1X” in the upper-right-hand corner of your screen to increase the playback speed.




Podcast playing at twice the normal speed. Tap the “2X” in the upper-right-hand corner of your screen to decrease the playback speed.





Podcast playing at half the normal speed. Tap the “1/2X” in the upper-right-hand corner of your screen to increase the playback speed to normal speed.





You’re back to the beginning!