I've had a similar problem a few weeks ago (Pandora unpausing when I didn't ask it to), but it didn't happen as often as others commented above. However, I think it stopped on its own but with with a new problem in its place. When I have Pandora closed, a notification saying, "Unknown by Unknown" pops up on my notification screen and I cannot get rid of it. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, and it still persists. How may I solve both of these problems should the both continue?
Thank you for your time.
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Pandora Update (10/13/23):
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Hi, everyone! 👋
Thanks for posting your experiences. We understand how frustrating this issue can be and we're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We'd like to confirm that Pandora playing audible music at restart has been resolved with the release of 2308.1.1. This release is available to all Android listeners. If you haven't yet updated, please see the steps below to update to the latest version.
On a separate, but related note, we are aware of an issue where the player notification may appear even when the app is not open. We'd like to clarify that the player notification is a separate issue from the music audible playing from above. We'd like to stress that while the player notification may appear, the Pandora app may not be open or playing music.
If you're experiencing the player notification, we're happy to pass this along to our engineering team who are investigating this problem.
Please let us know the following information:
We appreciate your understanding and patience.
In the meantime, after further investigation, we've found a forum on the Samsung Community where users were having a similar issue with the player notification. This may be a common issue among Samsung users. Some users were able to resolve this issue by adjusting their notification settings on their Samsung. You can view the solution by visiting the Samsung Community to see if these changes will help you.
Updating the Pandora App:
If you haven't already, we recommend updating the Pandora app to ensure you're on the newest version 2308.1.1.
Here's how to update the Pandora app on your Android device:
Tip: In some cases, you may need to restart your device to update an app.
Hi @Phantomstormy! Thanks for posting and sorry for any trouble.
I created a new post for your message since it seems like you're experiencing the notification more recently.
I have a couple of troubleshooting steps, I'd like you to try. I've also enabled a trace on your account to help me investigate.
First, I'd like you to disable the Launch from car feature in settings.
To do that:
Then, please try clearing the Pandora app data and cache using the following steps:
Please note that you will be asked to log into your account after completing these steps.
Let me know if the notification continues to persist. Thanks!
I just recently tried these solutions. Here's what happened:
1) I did not have the Launch from Car on so I had turned it on and off as if to reset it.
2) I had 500+ mg in my storage from Pandora and I cleared the data.
3) A few minutes after I turned off the radio when I was finished with it, the Notification came back.
Do you have any other solutions I can try?
Thank you for your time.
@Phantomstormy Sorry to hear those steps didn't help.
Can you please send a screenshot of the notification you are seeing as well?
(Please note you won't be able to attach images via email - you will need to open this Community link in a web browser in order to provide attachments)
Additionally, can you send over a bit more info about your device?
Are you connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data when this is happening?
Have you identified any other patterns or notable information?
Let me know what you can find out.
I have the same problem. I have done all the above steps. I have contacted Pandora developers and sent screen shot previously.
I just updated. I uninstalled and reinstalled(again) with clearing cache and data. Still having the issue
Thanks for reporting and sorry for the continued trouble, @Braaainz.
It looks like you've already been in touch with a member of our support team via email. They've gone ahead and reported this on your behalf to our tech team. We appreciate your patience while this is being looked into. 🎧
I looked in both my phone and computer for the community tab, and it looks like I cannot find a place to attach an image to show a screenshot. Are you sure I could not email the screenshot and phone info? I feel more comfortable sending the phone info there, not in the public place.
Thank you for your time,
Hi, @Phantomstormy. 👋
No worries. You can also share the screenshot or more details via private message with a moderator. Our user support team is also happy to gather additional details via email here.
In the meantime, I've gone ahead and shared this information with our engineering team. 🎧
I'd like to chime in to say I'm experiencing the same problem. Android phone, launch from car already disabled, persistent notification from Pandora saying Unknown song by unknown artist over a black background. If I open Pandora to play music, the notification displays the correct information, and then it goes away once I close Pandora. Two or three seconds later, the notification comes back, with the Unknown message.
I have emailed the Pandora Customer Service, and they referred me back to here. Do you think you can access the information I placed in the email?
And to answer your other questions:
I usually am using cellular data. I can try using just Wifi to see if it fixes itself. The only pattern I am seeing is when the app is closed, the notification pops up and I'm unable to remove it without using Pandora again.
Thank you for your time,
The app isn't running as it is. It's part of the background running apps. Unless you have developer settings enabled you can't stop pandora from using background resources. It does so when Bluetooth or wifi is enabled. This is done in order to quickly communicate with known wifi and Bluetooth accessories. That notification is part of background services to allow you to quickly open the app and immediately connect to accessories. Removing the notification does nothing to background services. As of yet, I've noticed no change in battery, with or without the notification.
I tried the proposed solution of turning off that notification. It works,
but now i can't use Pandora via notifications anymore at all. So definitely
not a perfect solution
Ok, i just got a system notification pop-up that Pandora is still using battery. So silencing the notification absolutely does NOT fix the problem.
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Having the same problem now for several months, WiFi or Data. I have to force close it every time this after I have swiped it out, it come back shows "Unknown" for artist - see attached screen shot
Phone - Moto e5 Play,Carrier - Consumer Cellular, Android 8.0.0.
I've been having the same problem for weeks now and it is incredibly annoying. However, I have managed to find a temporary fix. Whenever you exit the Pandora app and the notification pops up, go into the app's settings and press the "force stop" button. It gets rid of the notification for me, but I have to do it every time I exit Pandora, hence it being only a temporary fix. At the very least it stops me from going crazy because of the constant notification. Hope this helps a little bit!
My screenshot looks exactly like Lost-In-Sedona's on the bottom. To cope until it gets fixed, I have the notification minimized. It's not big anymore and not a pop up on the top part of my screen where notification icons would be but it's still there in the notification screen. Has someone been able to recieve my android info from the email? As I had mentioned previously, they directed me back to here.
Thank you for your time,