When I have my IPhone connected to my car with CarPlay Pandora automatically starts playing. I close the app and it reopens itself and starts planing again. I don’t always want to use pandora when I’m in my car and just want to listen to the radio but need to charge my phone. Please help!
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Hi there, @Jcpswim. 👋
Sorry for the continued trouble you've experienced. I completely understand your frustration.
Let me know, and I can share this info with the appropriate team. Thanks so much for posting on the community!
We have a 2019 Subaru Ascent, every time I plug in my iPhone, Pandora automatically opens and continues to play. Closing it doesn't help. I've deleted Pandora from carplay and even then it just always defaults back to auto. Extremely frustrating. I've cancelled my account and deleted the app. Problem solved.
Hi @Kebourque - thanks for posting and sorry for any trouble.
Prior to connecting with your Subaru, is your iPhone connected to any other bluetooth devices such as a bluetooth speaker or a smart watch?
Can you let me know the following:
Too many folks disappointed it is an issue that has been going on for years across multiple device platforms and many car makes! can we please get someone to look at this urgently?
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Hi @larsonsc10 thanks for taking the time to post to community!
I completely understand your frustration, please know that our engineers are working on this issue. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide any additional information on a timeline at the moment but will be making updates in this thread as they are made available to me.
Thank you for including your device info in your post. I've gone ahead and passed this along.
We appreciate your continued patience.
I’ve also had a similar issue. I will be listening to a podcast on my phone and randomly pandora will open and start playing. If I try to close pandora app it keeps reopening no matter how many times I try to close it
We've been having this issue since 2017. Had it on our Subaru Forrester (2017 model), and just bought a Subaru Ascent 2020 and have the exact some issue.
Turn on car -> plugin in phone -> audio plays on other song until phone is unlocked -> phone changes to pandora -> force close Pandora, and a few seconds later it changes back to Pandora again. Extremely annoying. Also a paid Pandora subscriber for years, hope I don't have to cancel over this.
iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 13.5.1
Pandora version 2016.1
Awesome I just stopped my subscription to pandora and am deleting the app now! Crazy they wouldn’t fix the problem instead they loose costumers ... on the other hand Spotify does NOT have this problem with my 2020 Forester
@Agilbert Sorry to hear about the trouble.
We've been working on a solution and would like to see if it'll help resolve this issue you're encountering.
I am going to have someone from our Automotive team contact you privately via email to further assist.
Please keep an eye out for their message.
Thanks for working with us on this. 🤝
I have a 2020 Subaru Forester Sport, and whenever my phone is connected through Car Play the pandora app keeps opening. I keep closing out the app, but it just opens up again and forces me to listen to pandora when I'm trying to enjoy a song on SiriusXM at the moment. It's really annoying, I had to delete the pandora app to fix the issue.
We wanted to follow up with you regarding the issue with your Pandora listening experience in the car. Our engineers have been working diligently, and we have added a new feature that we think should help.
First, confirm you have Pandora app version 2006.2 and then use the following steps:
This should prevent Pandora from launching automatically when your phone connects to the car.
We have received a few reports that the 'Enable Launch From Car' toggle doesn't appear under Bluetooth Devices in Settings. I've also experienced this and have reported it to our engineers for further investigation.
Please try signing out and back in. Then close and relaunch the app. These are the steps that worked for me.
We hope this will help. Please let us know if you're still continuing to run into this issue.
Thanks again for posting to community!