Apple Podcasts App Crashes in iOS 9
This problem appears on devices running iOS 9 firmware.
If you have noticed, this native Podcasts app was last updated on September 14th, 2014 – that’s almost a year ago.
And after upgrading to iOS 9, the app gets stuck at “updating library…” and shows you a black screen, then returns to the main screen.
This type of crashing has left many users frustrated:
After confirmation, we have noticed the Podcasts app crashes on certain devices only. Not sure why though.
But anyway, as we are in the year 2015, you can expect a new Podcasts app optimized for iOS 9.
— iOS 9 Updates / News (@ios9apple) September 19, 2015
Right now, the only fix is to permanently close the Podcasts app from the background and relaunch it. You can also reboot your iPhone / iPad to see if that helps.
Update October 1st, 12:50 AM: We now confirm that Podcasts app doesn’t crash anymore when you update your devices to the new iOS 9.0.2 update.