How To Review A Podcast On iTunes From Your iOs 11 Phone or Computer

How To Review A Podcast On Apple Podcasts From Your iPhone or Computer

In the world of podcasts, reviews on Apple Podcasts and iTunes are a really big deal.

One of the best ways you can give back to the host of your favourite podcasts is to write a thoughtful review.

A review on iTunes consists of:

  • a star rating (out of 5)
  • a short title
  • a review comment
  • you may be prompted for a user name for display purposes (see “what can go wrong, below”)

Heads up!  It’s always a good idea to pre-write the text of your review in your Notes or document application.  Just in case your review doesn’t post, it’s far less frustrating when you can go back and copy/paste your efforts.

How to Leave an Apple Podcasts Review from your Phone or Tablet

Want to listen to or write a review for Free Your Inner Guru?  Click this direct link to save time searching and begin at Step 5.

  1.  Open the Podcasts app.  If you don’t know where it is, you can search for it by swiping down from the top and searching for “Podcasts”
  2.  Tap the Search magnifying glass.
  3.  Search for the podcast you want to review by name.  Example:  Free Your Inner Guru.
  4.  Select the podcast in the results under “Shows”.
  5.  Scroll down to the Ratings & Reviews Section
  6. Tap the number of stars you want to give as a rating.
  7.  Tap “Write a Review”
  8. Assign your 5-star rating, and copy/paste your review title and comment in the spaces provided.
  9. Tap Send.

How to Leave an iTunes Review from your Computer

Want to listen to or write a review for Free Your Inner Guru?  Click this direct link to save time searching and begin at Step 5.

  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. Select Podcasts from the drop-down list at the top left of the window.
  3. Enter the podcast name in the search bar at the top right of the window.
  4. Select the podcast in the section called Podcasts (relatively large cover photo).
  5. Click on Ratings and Reviews just under the host’s name.
  6. Click the Write a Review button.
  7. Sign into iTunes if prompted.
  8. Fill out or copy/paste the Title and Review, assign your 5-star rating.
  9. Click Submit.

How to Avoid What Could Go Wrong

In the past I’ve had listeners struggle to get their reviews to post, especially if it was their first review from their phones.  It turned out it was because of a duplicate user name.   It happened to me when I was leaving a review for someone else’s podcast.  It gave no indication of why on the phone, but when I tried from my computer it gave me the error message.  It was easily fixed by adding an underscore to my username and it hasn’t prompted me since.

This is why I recommend drafting your short title and comment first and using copy/paste when you get to iTunes.  It may be resolved in the new iOS 11 Podcast app, but better safe than sorry.

On behalf of me and all other podcasters out there, thank you for creating the space for us to come into your life.  If you reward us by leaving a review, know that we are grateful.

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