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. 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 don't drain your battery by running Pandora 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.

Closing Pandora from the app switcher on Android

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

Closing Pandora in older versions of Android

Turn Off Pandora on iOS

To close apps on iPhones and other iOS devices, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and then swipe up on the Pandora app to close it.

For iPhones prior to the iPhone X, double-tap the Home button to open the app switcher.

Closing Pandora from the app switcher in iOS

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 (or upper-left) corner to close Pandora.

Closing Pandora in Windows
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