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How to use Pandora on iPhone & iPod Touch

Tap the Pandora app on your iPhone or iPod Touch to launch Pandora and start listening.

Signing in with an existing Pandora account:
After launching the app, enter the email address and password you used to register with Pandora and press ‘Sign In’. (If you do not know your password, tap the ‘Forgot password?' link. You will receive a password-reset email to your registered Pandora email address.)

Signing in without an existing Pandora account:
Tap ‘Register,' fill in all required fields, check acknowledgment of our terms of service, and tap ‘Register.'

Creating a new station, or selecting a different Pandora station to listen to:
You can add a new station simply by typing the name of the Artist, Song, or Composer in the text box above the Station List or by clicking the ‘+’ sign in the upper left hand corner.

Type the name of an Artist, Song or Composer in the text box. The search will auto-complete, however, you can also press the blue Search button once you're done typing to find a list of relevant searches.

Tap the selection you'd like, and Pandora will create a station.
 

Editing Shuffle:
To edit which stations are played during Shuffle, first tap "Shuffle" at the top of your station list to start it. Then, return to the Station List by tapping in the top left corner. You will now see a little arrow to the right of "Shuffle". Tap that arrow and choose the stations you want to Shuffle.

Deleting a station:
While on the Station List, swipe your finger across the station name, and tap the red 'Delete' button that appears.

You can also delete a station by tapping the station you would like to delete then tap ‘Options’. A pop up menu will appear where you can choose to ‘Delete Station’. 

If the station you want to delete is on the Now Playing screen, tap the back arrow button in the upper left hand corner to return you to the station list.

Viewing recently played tracks:
From the Now Playing screen, tap the album artwork. You'll be able to swipe with your finger through your recently-played tracks to see album art, as well as artist, track and album title information.


Running Pandora in the background:
While Pandora is playing, click the Home button to return to the desktop and select another app. Pandora will continue to play music in the background.

Pausing the music or skipping a song while Pandora is running in the background:
Double-click the Home button, and a list of apps running in the background will appear along the bottom edge of the screen. Swipe to the right, and you will see the iOS4 audio controls, along with the Pandora icon. The pause button in the center will pause Pandora.

Quit Pandora once it is running in the background:
Double-click the home button, and find Pandora in the list of backgrounded apps that will appear along the bottom edge of the screen. Hold your finger on the Pandora icon until a red circle with a red ‘-‘ appears. Tap the minus sign to quit the Pandora app entirely.

Bookmarking a song or artist, buying a song or album from iTunes,* and emailing stations to friends:
Tap the menu arrow between the Thumbs for these options.


Viewing and buying Bookmarks:*
From your Stations list, tap the Profile tab on the bottom of the screen. Tap on ‘Bookmarks’ and you can play a short sample of each song by tapping the play button next to the song. Additionally, you can buy your bookmarks from iTunes or share the track with a friend via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail, by tapping the name of the song.

Editing stations:
From your Stations list, tap the station you'd like to edit. Tap on ‘Add Variety’ to add additional artist or track seeds Tap ‘Options’ then ‘Station Details’ to view the station’s seeds, thumbed up and thumbed down tracks. To delete a seed or thumbed track, tap and hold the artist’s name or track title until a red ‘Delete’ button appears. Tapping on the red ‘Delete’ button will remove the seed or thumb from your station details. 

Changing the audio quality:
While on your station list, tap Settings on the bottom of the screen. Tap on Advanced and then you can toggle “Higher quality audio” either ON or OFF. 

We recommend you only do this when you have a strong connection to your cellular-data network. WiFi connections automatically support higher quality audio.
 

Setting The Sleep Timer:

From the "Now Playing" screen, tap the button in the top right to open the Menu. Tap "Sleep Timer" and select the amount of time you would like Pandora to play before stopping.
 

Using the Alarm Clock:

You can now wake up to your favorite Pandora station on the iPhone/iPod with the new Alarm Clock feature! Includes snooze options and a separate volume setting.  Find step by step instructions with screenshots here.


Signing out of Pandora to use a different account:
Tap Settings on the bottom of the screen. Then tap Sign out, then confirm.

You should always sign out of Pandora before you sell, return or loan your iOS device to anyone, as wiping the iOS or changing your Pandora password may not break the association between your account and that device.

Uninstalling Pandora:
Hold down the Pandora icon on the iPhone desktop until all the icons start wiggling. Tap the x that appears over the Pandora icon.

*This feature may not be available outside the U.S.


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