In addition to manually updating your feeds, BeyondPod supports scheduling of feed updates. In BeyondPod all updates are scheduled at a Category level - you pick what Category you want updated, the time and the recurrence and BeyondPod will automatically update all feeds in that category at the scheduled time. If you have configured an automatic episode download for any of your feeds all new episodes will be automatically downloaded as part of the update.
To configure automatic updates for a category, open the category list ( Menu > More... > Manage Categories), tap on the category you want to update and select "Set Update Schedule". Categories that have scheduled updates will have an "update scheduled" icon with the time of the next update. You can also schedule an update for the "All Feeds" category - this will update all feeds regardless of their category.
If you have many feeds to be updated or the feeds have large podcasts, the update can completely drain your battery. To prevent that the update will start only if you have more than 5% of battery charge left. (If the device is charging, the update will start with any battery level).