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Castro 2.6

Posted by Padraig on Dec 18, 2017

Castro 2.6 is available on the App Store now.

Castro automatically backs up user data to iCloud Drive every 24 hours. This means that user subscriptions, history, starred episodes, inbox and queue state can be recovered even if the app is deleted, because the backup file is stored in iCloud Drive.

This feature is especially useful when a user gets a new iPhone, but don’t want to set it up using an iCloud Backup.

Alternatively, if anything goes wrong with Castro for any reason, users can re-install the app, and restore everything back the way it was at the time of the last backup, instead of starting from scratch. We hope that this won’t be needed, but we’re glad it’s now possible.

You can find the feature in Settings→Backup / Restore Castro. Tapping a backup cell will initiate a restore. It requires a signed in iCloud account and is turned on by default. Castro backups are very small, usually a lot less than 1mb. Users can disable the feature if they’d prefer that Castro didn’t make backups.

This version also makes it possible to tap a podcast description in search results to read the whole thing and it allows toggling playback speed on the Watch and CarPlay “Now Playing” screens.

The full release notes can be found on the App Store.

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