Apple Podcast app not using WiFi
10-03-2012 10:54:37 AM
This is a warning not to use the Apple Podcasts app. It will continue to to use 3G/4G data even if you have it turned off. It will also use 3G/4G when you are connected to a WiFi network. It will also continually download podcasts that you have already downloaded.
One of the lines on my plan used 2GB of data in one day after downloading the app. Part of that data was used overnight while the phone was sitting in my house connected to my WiFi network. This is with Podcast v1.1.1 on iOS5 on an iPhone 4S.
Use iTunes or some other app to manage your podcasts or risk having your entire data cap used without your knowledge. Not everyone may be having this problem, but there is enough information out there to see that I am not the only one experiencing this.