This is a solution to stop the massive mobile data use in the android play app, Podcast Addict.
I was getting warnings from my service provider that I was going over my data limit each month and using huge amounts of mobile data.
Since I use (and love) Podcast Addict and download only over Wi-Fi I thought it must be some other app eating all my data. Another month of ridiculous mobile usage (2.5 Gb) and I finally discovered that I could see how much data (mobile and Wi-Fi) each application uses on my phone. Guess what? The Podcast Addict app was guilty. To stop this data drain, you can purchase the app and/or change the ad delivery to “interstitial”. This is how I fixed it. I hope it is helpful to you.
Best Ad settings for Podcast Addict, the best Podcast player for Android (in my humble opinion).
- First, set all your downloads to WI-Fi only. SELECT the setting section from the main screen.
- SELECT “App Settings” from the pop-up sub-menu.
- SELECT Network settings.
- SELECT settings for Wi-Fi
On this page, I check all the settings for “Wi-Fi only”. This includes episode downloads, streaming, radio station (I don’t use), updates and thumbnails download. I have unlimited Wi-Fi at home, so these settings are great for me. (btw, there are advanced options such as a Wi-Fi filter so you can specify that only certain Wi-Fi networks can be used, but I won’t go into that detail here. ) Make the selections here that suit you.
Okay, now lets go sort out the ad delivery…
- Next, stay on Network page and scroll down to Donate/Remove Ads
SELECT Donate/Remove Ads
- SELECT Ad format (skip to Step 8 for purchase option)
- Interstitial Magic
Okay, this is the key step – select interstitial for the ad format.
- Purchase Podcast Addict
You can also select Donate/Remove Ads to purchase the app from the Google Play Store
- Purchase from Google Play (Ad-free)
At the time I put this together, the app was $4.29.