Manage Your Podcast

Archive or restore a channel, show, or episode

Archive your content

If you no longer need to manage a channel, show, or episode, you can archive it. Archiving content removes it from your Apple Podcasts Connect dashboard, Analytics, and Apple Podcasts. Archived content isn’t editable, but you can restore it to a Draft state.

Below, you’ll find instructions on how to archive content as well as any effects to your subscribers.

How to archive a channel

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, search for or select a channel from your dashboard.
  2. Under More Actions, click Archive Channel.
  3. Confirm you understand the consequences of archiving a channel.
  4. Click Archive.

If you archive a channel with a subscription, all subscriptions will be canceled and subscribers will receive a refund for the subscription benefit.

How to archive a show

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, search for or select a show from your dashboard.
  2. Under More Actions, click Archive Show.
  3. Confirm you understand the consequences of archiving a show.
  4. Click Archive.

How to archive an episode

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, search for or select a show from your dashboard.
  2. Click the Episodes tab.
  3. Select the episode you want to archive.
  4. Under More Actions, click Archive Episode.

Archiving an episode removes it from Apple Podcasts and Analytics. If the episode included subscriber audio, your subscribers will lose access to it. The episode remains visible in Apple Podcasts Connect on the Episodes tab of a show page, but it cannot be edited unless you restore it.

Restore your content

You can restore archived content to a Draft state. Restoring content brings back most information and settings. Historical data is restored to Analytics. If you want to make the content available on Apple Podcasts, submit it for review.

How to restore a channel

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, search for or select a channel from your dashboard.
  2. Under More Actions, click Restore Channel.
  3. Click Restore.

If you had a subscription on your channel, the subscription promotion information and artwork will be restored, but you will need to resubmit it for review.

How to restore a show

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, click the All Statuses menu.
  2. Select Archived Shows.
  3. Select a show in the archive.
  4. Under More Actions, click Restore Show.
  5. Click Restore.

If the show belonged to a channel that was deleted while the show was archived, move the show to a new channel to make it available for listening. After the show is available on Apple Podcasts, access will be granted to any former subscribers.

How to restore an episode

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, search for or select a show from your dashboard.
  2. Click the Episodes tab.
  3. Select the episode you want to restore.
  4. Under More Actions, click Restore Episode.

To make the episode available on Apple Podcasts, it must be associated with a published show.