How to Use Transcripts in Apple Podcasts

Apple has released the fourth major update of iOS 17, iOS 17.4, to the public. The new iOS update has brought many new features. Some features are available worldwide while some are only available in the EU. You can check out all the key features of iOS 17.4 on this page. One of the new features is the transcript feature in Apple Podcasts. Here you’ll learn how to use transcripts in Apple Podcasts.

You must have already got an idea about what this feature is. If not, the transcripts feature let us follow the selected podcast in text that syncs with the audio. There are many uses for having a transcript feature in a podcast, for example, if you can’t understand the accent or the podcast is fast, you can read the information from the text.

As of now transcript in Apple Podcasts supports four languages English, Spanish, French and German. Apple may add support for more languages with later updates. Since transcription is a new feature in Apple Podcasts, some users may not be aware of this feature or how to use it.

Using Podcasts Transcripts is quite easy. Here are the steps:

How to Use Transcript in Apple Podcasts
  1. First, update your iPhone to iOS 17.4 or newer.
  2. Look for the Apple Podcasts app and open it.
  3. Browse and play a episode of a podcast you want to listen to.
  4. Once you are on the Podcast playback screen, you will see a new button (quote) at the bottom.
  5. Tap on the quote button which is the Transcript button.
  6. This will show the transcription of the Podcast.

Alternative Method:

How to Use Transcript in Apple Podcasts
  1. Play an episode of a podcast.
  2. Tap on the three dots to open Menu.
  3. Then tap View Transcript option and it will open the complete transcript of the episode.

The text will move with audio, in simple words text will be in sync with the audio. You can also play a specific part of the podcast by selecting that paragraph in the transcript.

There are further uses of the transcript such as you can search for a specific word or phrase within the podcast and you can listen to that particular section without the need to fast forward or rewind.

This is one of the useful features for everyone who listens to podcasts regularly. What do you think about this new feature? Is it useful? Let us know in the comment section.

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