Enable Explicit Filter

You can restrict Pandora from playing songs or displaying ads with explicit language. Enabling this filter will limit Pandora to playing music and ads that could play on daytime broadcast radio.


Something to keep in mind, is that the explicit filter removes explicit language but not content. This means that you still may encounter adult themes and situations.


It can also be confusing because we will swap the "clean" audio for the explicit version when the filter is turned on, but it will still show the album art of the original album (which may show as "explicit"). So you will see the artwork with the parental advisory label, but you're hearing the edited version of the song. Also, some radio edits are very brief, so you may end up hearing the first and last part of a word which can often sound explicit.


*Note that this can only be applied to the entire account and NOT specific stations. Once set, this will restrict explicit content for that account on all devices, as well.


Choose the method below that you'd like to use to set your explicit filter:


Set Explicit Filter from Computer


Set Explicit Filter from Android


Set Explicit Filter From Android Tablet


Set Explicit Filter from iPhone/iPod


Set Explicit Filter from iPad



Set Explicit Filter from Computer

To enable the explicit filter, sign in to your account, click your email address (or name) in the top right corner and select Settings.


Select "No. Do not allow explicit content." To protect this setting with a PIN, choose a password and an email address to send it to in case you forget the PIN.


Click the Save Changes button when finished.


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Set Explicit Filter from Android

If you are currently on the ‘Now Playing’ screen, touch the back arrow in the upper left (near the Pandora icon). Then select the Settings tab.


Select Account and uncheck the box next to “Allow Explicit Content.”


Make sure to tap Save when you are finished.


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Set Explicit Filter From Android Tablet

Tap the menu icon in the top right and select Settings. Then tap Account.


Once you are in the account screen, you can change the "Allow Explicit Content" option to "off" to filter explicit content (select "on" if you wish to allow explicit content).


Be sure to tap "Save" when you’re finished.


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Set Explicit Filter from iPhone/iPod

Launch the Pandora app, tap on Settings, then select Account.


Next to “Allow explicit content” toggle the switch to OFF.


Make sure to tap Save when finished.


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Set from an iPad

Tap the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the Now Playing screen. Then tap Account.


To filter explicit content, switch the Allow Explicit Content option to Off.


To allow explicit content, switch the Allow Explicit Content option to On.


Be sure to tap Save when you’re finished.


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