Alarm Clock for Pandora

To learn how to set your alarm, select the device you are using below:

 

On an Android Phone or Android Tablet

On an iPhone

On an iPad

FAQ for Alarm Clock Feature on iOS

 

Alarm Clock on Android Phone:

 

Setting the Alarm

Using the Alarm with the Sleep Timer

Waking and Snoozing

Troubleshooting

 

Setting the Alarm on Android

 

To set your alarm, open the Pandora app, go to your Station List and tap the Settings menu. Then tap Alarm Clock.

 
  1. Set the time and the station you’d like to wake up to.
  2. Choose what days of the week you'd like your alarm to repeat, or deselect all the boxes to repeat "Never."
  3. Set the snooze option to 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes (optional).
  4. Set the volume for your alarm. This volume is independent from your device's system volume, so if you mute your device, the Pandora Alarm Clock will still play at this volume.
  5. Tap "Save" at the bottom of the screen.
 

When you are ready to go to sleep:

 

  • Make sure that you have a good cellular or wifi connection.
  • Make sure your device is plugged into a power source (recommended).

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Using the Alarm with the Sleep Timer

 

You can also use the Sleep Timer in conjunction with the Alarm Clock. Set the alarm before or after you set your Sleep Timer, and the alarm will still go off at the set time.

 

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Waking and Snoozing on Android

 

To continue listening after the Alarm Clock goes off in the morning, simply tap the song/artist name at the bottom of the Alarm Clock screen, and it will turn off your alarm and take you to the Now Playing screen. If you turn off your alarm, your music will pause - just press play to begin streaming your music again.

 

Once your alarm goes off, the Alarm Clock will stay toggled On if you have set your alarm to repeat.

 

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Troubleshooting on Android

 

If the Alarm Clock did not go off, or did not play your selected station, here are some potential causes:

 
  • You do not have cell or wifi connection
  • Your phone was not plugged into a power source
 

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Setting your Alarm on an iPhone

Setting the Alarm

Using the Alarm with the Sleep Timer

Waking and Snoozing


Setting the Alarm



To set your alarm, go to your Station List go to your Station List and tap the menu icon > Settings > Alarm Clock.


  1. Set the time, and the station you’d like to wake up to.
  2. You can also set the snooze option to 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes.
  3. Set the volume for your alarm. This volume is independent from your device's system volume, so if you mute your device, the Pandora Alarm Clock will still play at this volume.
  4. Tap Save in the upper right.

When you are ready to go to sleep, open Settings and toggle the Alarm Clock Setting to “ON.” You must manually toggle this “ON” every time you want to use the alarm. To ensure that your alarm clock sounds off at the chosen time and desired station, please check the following:


  1. Make sure that you have a good cell or wifi connection
  2. Your device is plugged into a power source (recommended)
  3. Leave the Pandora Alarm Clock screen up and unlocked. Do not press the home button on your device nor turn the screen off.


***If you miss the last step, close the Pandora app, lock your device, or answer a call or text, make sure to return to the unlocked Pandora Alarm Clock screen before dozing off. An alarm will still sound if you do not, but not with your selected station, and only at the system volume setting.***


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Using the Alarm with the Sleep Timer


You can also use the Sleep Timer in conjunction with the Alarm Clock – just set the Sleep Timer before you toggle the Alarm Clock on. As long as your screen remains on the Pandora screen and unlocked, the Sleep Timer will automatically switch to the Alarm Clock.


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Waking and Snoozing


To continue listening after the Alarm Clock goes off in the morning, simply tap the song name/artist name at the bottom of the Alarm Clock screen, and it will turn off your alarm and take you to the Now Playing screen.


If you turn off your alarm, your music will pause - just press play to begin streaming your music again.


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Setting your Alarm on an iPad

 

To set your alarm, open the Pandora app and tap the gear symbol in the lower right corner of the Now Playing screen. Then tap Alarm Clock.

 

When you are ready to go to sleep:

 
  1. Make sure that you have a good cell or wifi connection
  2. Your device is plugged into a power source (recommended)
  3. Leave the Pandora Alarm Clock screen up and unlocked. Do not press the home button on your device nor turn the screen off.


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***If you close the Pandora app, lock your device, or answer a call or text, make sure to return to the unlocked Pandora Alarm Clock screen before dozing off. An alarm will still sound if you do not, but not with your selected station, and only at the system volume setting.***

 

You can also use the Sleep Timer in conjunction with the Alarm Clock – just set the Sleep Timer before you toggle the Alarm Clock on. As long as your screen remains on the Pandora screen and unlocked, the Sleep Timer will automatically switch to the Alarm Clock.

 

To continue listening after the Alarm Clock goes off in the morning, simply tap the song name/artist name at the bottom of the Alarm Clock screen, and it will turn off your alarm and take you to the Now Playing screen. If you turn off your alarm, your music will pause - just press play to begin streaming your music again.

  1. Set the time, and the station you’d like to wake up to.
  2. You can also set the snooze option to 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes.
  3. Set the volume for your alarm. This volume is independent from your device's system volume, so if you mute your device, the Pandora Alarm Clock will still play at this volume.
  4. Tap Done at the top of the screen.
    • Make sure that you have a good cell or wifi connection
    • Make sure your device is plugged into a power source (recommended).
    • Tap the menu button and toggle the Alarm Clock to “ON.” You must manually toggle this “ON” every time you want to use the alarm.
    • Leave the Pandora Alarm Clock screen up and unlocked. Do not press the home button on your device nor turn the screen off.
 

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Alarm Clock for iOS FAQ

 

Why can't I set my alarm time, turn the iOS Pandora Alarm Clock on, and then return to listening to my stations on Pandora?

How can I set an alarm on Pandora for iOS and then go back to playing music?

What happens if my iPhone is on but Pandora isn't open on the screen when the alarm goes off?

What happens if I set my alarm and then turn my iPhone completely off?

 

Why can't I set my alarm time, turn the iOS Pandora Alarm Clock on, and then return to listening to my stations on Pandora?

 

Due to the way iOS works, the Pandora app needs to be open on the Alarm Clock screen in order for the alarm to wake you up to music. The Pandora for iOS Alarm Clock is designed such that once you've set the alarm time and toggled it to On, the Pandora app has to be open to that screen.

 

You'll also be reminded to keep your power on. This minimizes the possibility that listeners will forget about this iOS restriction, close the Pandora app, and not have the alarm work the way they intended.

 

How can I set an alarm on Pandora for iOS and then go back to playing music?

 

To set your alarm preferences and then go back to music, just tap the menu button, then Alarm Clock, and set your preferences on the Alarm Clock settings screen.

 

When you're done listening, tap the menu button and toggle the Alarm Clock to "On," or use it in conjunction with the Sleep Timer feature to listen for a set amount of time before going to sleep.

 

What happens if my iPhone is on but Pandora isn't open on the screen when the alarm goes off?

 

If the Pandora app is in the background, or you've turned off your iPhone screen, a default tone will play rather than the station you chose when the alarm goes off. This is why it's important to have the Pandora app open when your alarm is on.

 

What happens if I set my alarm and then turn my iPhone completely off?

 

If your iPhone is off, the alarm will not sound at all.


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Waking and Snoozing

To continue listening after the Alarm Clock goes off in the morning, simply tap the song name/artist name at the bottom of the Alarm Clock screen, and it will turn off your alarm and take you to the Now Playing screen.

 

If you turn off your alarm, your music will pause - just press play to begin streaming your music again.

  1. Make sure that you have a good cell or wifi connection
  2. Your device is plugged into a power source (recommended)
  3. Leave the Pandora Alarm Clock screen up and unlocked. Do not press the home button on your device nor turn the screen off.



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Setting your Alarm on an iPad

 

To set your alarm, open the Pandora app and tap the gear symbol in the lower right corner of the Now Playing screen. Then tap Alarm Clock.

 

When you are ready to go to sleep:

 

***If you close the Pandora app, lock your device, or answer a call or text, make sure to return to the unlocked Pandora Alarm Clock screen before dozing off. An alarm will still sound if you do not, but not with your selected station, and only at the system volume setting.***

 

You can also use the Sleep Timer in conjunction with the Alarm Clock – just set the Sleep Timer before you toggle the Alarm Clock on. As long as your screen remains on the Pandora screen and unlocked, the Sleep Timer will automatically switch to the Alarm Clock.

 

To continue listening after the Alarm Clock goes off in the morning, simply tap the song name/artist name at the bottom of the Alarm Clock screen, and it will turn off your alarm and take you to the Now Playing screen. If you turn off your alarm, your music will pause - just press play to begin streaming your music again.

  1. Set the time, and the station you’d like to wake up to.
  2. You can also set the snooze option to 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes.
  3. Set the volume for your alarm. This volume is independent from your device's system volume, so if you mute your device, the Pandora Alarm Clock will still play at this volume.
  4. Tap Done at the top of the screen.
    • Make sure that you have a good cell or wifi connection
    • Make sure your device is plugged into a power source (recommended).
    • Tap the menu button and toggle the Alarm Clock to “ON.” You must manually toggle this “ON” every time you want to use the alarm.
    • Leave the Pandora Alarm Clock screen up and unlocked. Do not press the home button on your device nor turn the screen off.
 

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Alarm Clock for iOS FAQ

 

Why can't I set my alarm time, turn the iOS Pandora Alarm Clock on, and then return to listening to my stations on Pandora?

How can I set an alarm on Pandora for iOS and then go back to playing music?

What happens if my iPhone is on but Pandora isn't open on the screen when the alarm goes off?

What happens if I set my alarm and then turn my iPhone completely off?

 

Why can't I set my alarm time, turn the iOS Pandora Alarm Clock on, and then return to listening to my stations on Pandora?

Due to the way iOS works, the Pandora app needs to be open on the Alarm Clock screen in order for the alarm to wake you up to music. The Pandora for iOS Alarm Clock is designed such that once you've set the alarm time and toggled it to On, the Pandora app has to be open to that screen.

You'll also be reminded to keep your power on. This minimizes the possibility that listeners will forget about this iOS restriction, close the Pandora app, and not have the alarm work the way they intended.

 

How can I set an alarm on Pandora for iOS and then go back to playing music?

To set your alarm preferences and then go back to music, just tap the menu button, then Alarm Clock, and set your preferences on the Alarm Clock settings screen.

When you're done listening, tap the menu button and toggle the Alarm Clock to "On," or use it in conjunction with the Sleep Timer feature to listen for a set amount of time before going to sleep.

 

What happens if my iPhone is on but Pandora isn't open on the screen when the alarm goes off?

If the Pandora app is in the background, or you've turned off your iPhone screen, a default tone will play rather than the station you chose when the alarm goes off. This is why it's important to have the Pandora app open when your alarm is on.

 

What happens if I set my alarm and then turn my iPhone completely off?

If your iPhone is off, the alarm will not sound at all.


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