How to use Pandora on iPad



Signing in with an existing Pandora account:

Tap 'I have a Pandora account,' then enter the email address and password you used to register with Pandora. (If you do not know your password, tap 'I forgot my password.' You will receive a password-reset email to your registered Pandora email address.)

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

Create Station

Tap on the "Create a New Station" search bar that is located at the top left corner. You can then type the name of an Artist, Song or Genre in the text-box. The search should bring up a list of similar names that you can choose from.


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

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

Edit Stations

Here's how to edit your stations on the iPad:

• First, visit your Stations list
• Select the station that you would like to edit and tap the 3 dots next to the station name
• Then, tap on "Station Details"

Now you can remove seeds or individual thumb ratings by tapping and holding your finger on the seed or thumb that you would like to delete. A red delete button will appear on the right side. Tap on the delete button to remove your selection.

Add Variety
To add variety to the currently playing station, tap on the three dots next to the station name. Then select “Add Variety”. From there, you can then add more song or artist seeds.

To add seeds to a station you are not listening to, tap and hold the station name. Select "Station Details" then tap "Add Variety" located at the end of your seeds list.

I'm Tired Of This Track

You can find the option to select "I'm tired of this track" by tapping on the button with the three dots just below the album art window.

Deleting a station

Tap the "..." to the right of the currently playing station's name, and select "Delete Station."

To delete a station you are not listening to, tap and hold the station name. Select "Delete Station."

Adjusting the volume:

Pandora's volume is linked to the main iPad volume. Use the hardware volume buttons on the right-hand edge of the iPad to control the volume on Pandora.

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 iOS 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-tap the home button, and 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.


Bookmarking a song or artist, buying a song or album from iTunes

Tap the Menu button just to the right of the current song information, toward the right-hand edge of the screen, and select the option you wish.

Changing the Audio Quality
To change the audio quality, open the Settings menu by tapping the little gear symbol at the bottom of your Station List. From the Settings menu 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.

For step by step instructions, click here. 

Change Account Info

To update your account information, tap the gear symbol in the top right corner. Then tap "Account."

From here you can update all of your account information (including your email address and password). When you’re finished making your changes, tap on the “Save” button.

Explicit Filter

Open the Pandora app and tap on the gear symbol in the top right corner. From there, tap “Account”.

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

Be sure to click the "Save" button.

You will be prompted to enter your Pandora password.

Signing out of Pandora to use a different account:*

Tap the gear symbol at the bottom of the Station List to open up the Settings menu .

Tap Sign out, then confirm. 

​*You should always sign out of Pandora before you sell, return or loan your iPad to anyone, as wiping the iPad 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 iPad desktop until all the icons start wiggling. Tap the x that appears over the Pandora icon.


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