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I finally gave up tonight and deleted App. Going to be a pain to switch but I’m tired of it turning on by itself, waking me up, and/or draining my battery. Done with it. Junk app.
Can you please confirm if you are running into the same issue?
Thanks for working with me on this.
I have two separate devices that, as long as Pandora is open in the background and paused, it will start playing at random.
You haven't seen the issue on Android with the Facebook app opening a new instance for every notification, which also hasn't been fixed for years, huh?
Oddly, this had never happened to me before either June or July on either device, ever. After an update, it started happening on both. I have to close out the app fully every time if I don't want Pandora to start playing music with the apps minimized and paused and phone/tablet case closed.
@Ggermanjr Thanks for providing us with that information. I've sent this over to our engineers. This information is really valuable, and helps us determine what might be happening.
We really appreciate your patience in the meantime!
Came here looking for an answer. My Pandora app has opened on its own & starting playing a few times during the day over the last week. I thought maybe I hadn't closed out the app? Well I was woken up at 12:56 am to Busta Rhymes playing this morning. Talk about almost having a heart attack! Is there a fix for this yet?
I had this happen to me the other night... startled the hell out of my wife & I when Imagine Dragons started blasting out of my phone in the middle of the night. Last night I made sure to turn the media volume off & left phone out of our bedroom. This morning I noticed there was an android update available so I let that install & after my phone restarted Pandora started to play. I looked at the open apps & Pandora wasn't one of them. My bluetooth wasn't connected to any devices, either. If this continues I'll have to get rid of Pandora & cancel my subscription. This is on a Galaxy S20 SM-G981V Pandora version 2308.1
Appreciate you taking the time to provide the particulars around your experience. I know how frustrating this can be.
The standard troubleshooting steps can be found here: Android Troubleshooting
In the meantime, I've shared your feedback with our tech team on your behalf.
If you haven't provided these already, it's helpful to know the following details so that we can pass them along:
Thanks for reporting this issue and for your help with this. 🎧
Just launched on its own again. Didn't start playing, but in my notifications dropdown I saw it there ready to play... Haven't played Pandora on my phone all day. I even turned Auto-Play off in the settings. Is it syncing with my tablet or something? Maybe I'll try uninstalling & re-installing it.
Mine is doing this also. Just started this week. I see it's been over a week since this was reported and no resolution. This is too disruptive. I'm going to remove it and just stick with Amazon 😞
At around 3:30 am, Pandora opens and blares at full volume System or a Down. The song is called "X". Great song, but holy **ahem**.
I did not keep the app open. I always swipe it closed if it is not in use. Bluetooth was not enabled.
Google Pixel something or other. Everything is updated.
I'm not going to troubleshoot. If this happens again, I will uninstall.
Android: Pandora Starts Playing After Smartphone is Restarted
Very similar to the post about Pandora just randomly turning on by itself, my post is in regards to it happening ONLY when I restart my Samsung Galaxy S32 smartphone. It seems that after the phone is up and running for a few minutes, Pandora starts playing my playlist. This start within the last week here in 09/2023. Model : SM-A326U One UI - 5.1 Andriod - 13
Please follow up with that information when time permits.
Thanks for the help!
@Neojord @sjzemka0 I moved your posts over to this existing thread: Android: Pandora Starts Playing After Being Closed
Your feedback has now been passed along to the engineers who are currently looking into this issue.
We appreciate you working with us on this.
I haven't had an issue since yesterday afternoon. I went into Apps & clicked on Pandora & used the force stop option to fully close the app. Since then I haven't had it randomly self-launch. Just listened to music for the past hour. Swiped the app out to stop it & made sure it wasn't still open in the notifications swipe down screen. I'll report back tomorrow.
I had to uninstall the app, it kept randomly launching itself at all hours of the day! I had to shut it down at least 4 times today and it just launched itself again as it sat on the table next to me! Worse I figured I would give the phone a reboot, and guess what? It launched itself again as soon as the phone rebooted, so uninstalled until it's fixed!
Samsung Galaxy Ultra S23
Hi, I am having the same issue. The pandora app is open ad soon as I turn my phone on. I don't know if this is due to having a system update recently or the Pandora app as I see alot of other people are having the same issue recently. I have an Android, Samsung note 20 5g which has a T-Mobile carrier.