How to use Pandora on iPhone & iPod Touch


Sign in with an existing Pandora account
Sign in without an existing Pandora account
Create a Station
Add Variety
View Recently Played Tracks
Edit Station
Edit Shuffle
Edit Thumbs
Delete Station
Put Tracks on the Shelf: "I'm tired of this track"
Change the audio quality
Set The Sleep Timer
Using the Alarm Clock
Bookmarks and Purchasing Music
Sharing
Adjust Volume
Disabling Feed Notifications
Disabling Push Notifications
Running Pandora in the background
Uninstalling Pandora


Sign 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.)
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Signing in without an existing Pandora account:
Tap ‘Register,' fill in all required fields, check acknowledgment of our terms of service, and tap ‘Register.'
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Create a Station:
To create a new station, first launch the Pandora application.

Typically, it will take you to the last song you were listening to. Press the "back arrow" in the top-left corner of the screen.

Drag the Station List down until you see the "Create Station" search bar that is located at the top of the list, and tap it.

You can then type the name of an Artist or Song in the text-box. The search should auto-complete; however, you can also press the blue "Search" button once you're done typing to find a list of relevant artists or songs.

Also from the initial search screen, you can view and select our curated genre stations in-app. Instead of typing out an artist or song in the search box, tap on the "Browse Genre Stations" option that appears underneath it.

You can also choose one of the Stations You Might Like listed below that.

Select the name of the music you want, and you're good to go!
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Add Variety



To add variety to the currently playing station from the Now Playing screen, tap the small thumb icon in the upper right corner to view your Station Details.

From here, scroll down and tap "Add Variety." You can type in an artist or track name, or choose one of the recommended seeds. You can also delete seeds by swiping the seed name from right to left and tapping Delete.

To add variety to a station in your Station List, swipe the station name from right to left, then tap the small thumb icon that appears, and tap Add Variety.
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View Recently Played Tracks
From the Now Playing screen, tap the Thumbs Icon in the top right corner. Under the "Session History" section, you'll be able to swipe with your finger through your recently-played tracks to see album art, artist, track and album title information, as well as give a thumbs up/down to any song shown.
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Edit Station
Here's how to edit your stations on the iPhone/iPod Touch:
• First, visit your Stations list
• Swipe the Station Name of the station you'd like to edit from right to left
• Tap the Station Details icon (the small thumb)

You can tap your thumbs up or down to view them, view and thumb songs you've recently listened to, and view and edit your station seeds.

You can add seeds by tapping the "Add Variety" button, and delete seeds by swiping the seed name from right to left and tapping Delete.

You can also edit the station name by scrolling down and tapping the pencil icon next to the station name, or tap "Add a description."

Tap Save to save the changes.

*Note: you cannot edit or delete individual stations while actively in Shuffle mode.
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Edit Shuffle
To edit which stations are played during Shuffle, go to your Station List by tapping the back arrow in the upper left corner. Then, swipe the "Shuffle" station title from right to left, and tap the pencil icon that appears.

There, you can select or deselect which stations you'd like to appear in your Shuffle, by Station or Genre. Tap Done to save your changes.
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Edit Thumbs:

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Delete Station
You can remove stations from your Station List by swiping the station name from right to left and tapping Delete.

*Note: you cannot edit or delete individual stations while actively in Shuffle mode.
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Put Tracks on the Shelf: "I'm tired of this track"
If you'd like to prevent a song from playing for a while, but you don't want to give it a thumbs down, you can select "I'm tired of this track."

From the Now Playing screen, just tap the album artwork to view the track details, then tap the three dots in the top right and select "I'm Tired of this Track."
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Change 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.
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Set The Sleep Timer:
To set the sleep timer in the Pandora app, go to the Station List, then open your Settings.

From there, tap Sleep Timer and set it to stop playing your station after 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. The sleep timer will visibly count down in your Settings menu.
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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 out how to set this up here.
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Bookmarks and Purchasing Music
Tap the Album Art, then tap the 3 Dots for the option to Bookmark.

To access your list of Bookmarks: From your Stations list, tap the Profile tab on the bottom of the screen.

Tap on ‘Bookmarks.’ 

Additionally, you can buy your bookmarks from iTunes by tapping the name of the song, then tapping the Shopping Cart icon.

Any purchases you make will show up in your iTunes Music Library on your phone.
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Sharing
Please see this page for more information on Sharing stations, artists, and tracks on iOS.
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Adjust Volume
Use the main volume control buttons on the left side of your iPhone or iPod Touch to adjust the volume.
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Disabling Feed Notifications
Pandora will use notifications to let you know when new music from your favorite artists becomes available on your stations, and to notify you about activity on your Pandora Profile.

To dismiss your recent notifications, open the Pandora app, go to your Station List, and tap Feed to view them.

You won't be able to turn off Feed notifications at this time.
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Disabling Push Notifications
If you'd like to change the push notification settings for Pandora or turn them off, you'll need to do so from the Settings app on your iOS device.

From your iOS Home screen, go to Settings, tap Notifications, scroll down and select Pandora. From there, you can turn Notifications on or off, and specify whether you'd like:
- Notifications shown in your Notification Center (and how many)
- A sound to play when you receive a notification
- The red badge to show on the Pandora app icon when you have unread notifications in your inbox
- The notifications to show on your Lock Screen

You can also choose how you want the notifications to appear when your screen is unlocked.

To choose what type of Push Notifications you'd like to receive from Pandora, open Pandora on your iOS device and go to the Settings menu, then select Notifications.

From here, you can choose to enable or disable Mobile Push and Email notifications about new music under "From Pandora," and notifications about activity on your Profile under "From Friends."
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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:

When you're done listening to Pandora, all you need to do is to press Pause and leave the app by hitting the Home button or going to another app. When paused and backgrounded, Pandora will use no CPU -- iOS will effectively halt the process.

There are several convenient ways to pause:
1. Open the app and pause from the Now Playing screen.
2. From the lock screen, the audio controls should display automatically when you press the home button. If not, press the home button again to bring them up. (Skip works here too.)
3. With the phone unlocked, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal Control Center. Here you will find all of your Pandora play controls. (Skip works here too.)
4. Press the "microphone button" on Apple earbuds. (Double-clicking the button will skip too.)

Quit Pandora once it is running in the background:

Press the Home button twice to bring up the list of currently running apps. Swipe the screen to the left or right until you find Pandora. Once you see Pandora, swipe the preview up and it will disappear. The app is now completely closed.

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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