How to Turn Off Pandora

Save memory and battery life when you're not streaming

Pandora is a great way to find music for any occasion, but when you aren't using the app, it can drain your smartphone battery and cause other apps on your device to slow to a crawl. Learn how to turn off Pandora on a variety of devices so that you aren't killing your battery by running it in the background.

This article provides instructions for turning off Pandora on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

How to Turn Off Pandora on Android

You can close apps on Android through the Recent Apps screen. On newer devices (Android 9 and later), swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the running apps, locate the Pandora app, then swipe it off the screen to close it.

On Android 9 and later, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the running apps, locate the Pandora app, then swipe it off the screen to close it.

On older Android devices, tap the Menu button on your phone to bring up your active apps, locate the Pandora app, then swipe it off the screen to close it.

On older Android devices, tap the Menu button on your phone to bring up your active apps, locate the Pandora app, then swipe it off the screen to close it.

Turn Off Pandora on iOS

To close apps on iPhones and other iOS devices, double-tap the Home button to open the Multitasking Tray, then swipe up on the app to close it. If your iPhone doesn't have a Home button (like the iPhone X), access the Multitasking Tray by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, then tap the X on the Pandora app to close it.

How to Turn Off Pandora on Windows and Mac

If running the app on a Mac or Windows PC, select the X in the upper-right corner to close Pandora.

On Windows PC, select the X in the upper-right to close Pandora.