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How to Leave an Apple Review For a Podcast from Your iPhone, iPad or From Your Computer

How to Leave an Apple Review For a Podcast from Your iPhone, iPad or Computer

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How are you doing in podcasting as a guest, host, or both?

In this post, I share two ways to leave an Apple review for a podcast that you love.

#1. Leaving a Review Using an iPhone or iPad

#2. Leaving a Review Using a Computer/Laptop (Scroll down)

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have an iPhone, you cannot leave a review on a mobile device. If you’re an Android user, please scroll down to the second section of this post and follow those instructions. (Or if you’d perfer to leave a review using a computer.)


8 Steps for Leaving a Podcast Review in the Apple Podcast App:

Before jumping into the 8 steps, one of our friends recorded this quick walkthrough video showing you how to leave a review. Check it out: (Thanks Angie!!!)

#1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.

If you received an email from PodMatch or found the podcast you want to review on Best Podcasts, click the direct link to the podcast, then skip to step #5 below.*

Apple Podcast App Logo

#2. Tap the Search tab in the lower right corner of the screen.


#3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.

Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right, or tap the podcast name in the drop-down list.

#4. Tap the cover art for the podcast you want to review.

#5. Now that you’re on the profile for the specific podcast you want to review, scroll down just below the Ratings & Review section.

It’s just above the ‘You Might Also Like’ section. (See next image below) You may have to stroll for a while if the podcast has a lot of episodes.


#6. Then press the text that says Write a Review.

If you’re not already signed into an Apple/iTunes account, you will be asked to enter your iTunes password to log in.

#7. Leave a star rating at the top, title it, then write your review.

#8. Lastly, tap Send, and you’re done!!!

Change your display name: (

How to Review a Podcast from Your Computer

  • STEP# 1: Download iTunes on your computer. (
  • STEP# 2: Find the podcast that you want to leave a review for on Apple’s website.
  • STEP# 3: Click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” to open iTunes.
  • STEP# 4: Click “Ratings & Review”.
  • STEP# 5: Then press the text that says **Write a Review**.
  • STEP# 6: Leave a **star rating** at the top, **title** it, then **write your review**.
  • STEP# 7: Lastly, press **Send**, and you’re done.

Change your display name: (

Special thanks to PodMatch member, Paul Granger for figuring this out for the community! Here’s his website if you want to see what he’s up to:

Do you want to change your Apple Podcast Review Nickname? I wrote a quick guide explaining how to do that. Here it is: How To Change Your Podcast Review Nickname in Apple Podcasts and iTunes

Podcast Hosts: You Cannot See All of Your Reviews on Apple…

Podcast hosts often approach PodMatch saying that they’re not getting any reviews, even when people say that they are leaving them on their show. Here’s what’s happening:

  • First off, Apple takes up to 7 days to approve each review, so you won’t see a review for up to a week.
  • Second, and more commonly, podcast hosts can only see reviews from within their same country. So, if you’re in Canada, and I’m in the USA and leave you a review on your podcast, you cannot see the review that I left.

^ Stupid? Yes, I agree. That’s not a good design. Here’s what PodMatch is doing about this:

We’ve launched PodLottery. Not only does this super fun app for podcast hosts get more integrity-based reviews for your show, but it also allows you to see ALL of your reviews globally. — Get the app for free, here:

^ Podcast listeners leaving a review, here’s why this matters for you: If you’re not in the same country as the podcast you’re leaving a review for, reach out to them. Tell them to download this app so they can see the review you left, and also they’ll be able to share it!


This means a lot!

Thank you for supporting podcast hosts by leaving reviews on Apple! It helps the show rank higher and provides great encouragement to a host to continue producing great content! THANK YOU!