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.
That option was available under a prior version of the app but for some reason with the latest update Pandora eliminted that menuoption in the advanced settings.
I have concluded that Pandora does not give a **ahem** about their customers. If they did, they would remove this buggy software from the Google Play Store and restore a prior version for customers to download. As a paid subscriber I refuse to put up with it any longer. So I canceled my subscription and signed up with a paid subscription to You Tube Music. I will never go back to Pandora.
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Same issue. Have an Onn tablet that will randomly start playing. Freaked me out thinking there's someone in the garage. Now happening on my S22 Ultra. Woke me up at midnight last night. Might happen more often but this is the first time I didn't have my phone on silent.
I was recently traveling and this issue started out of the blue. Pandora turns on by itself after manually closing. I've deleted and reinstalled. Checked all settings. Force stopped and still does it. I'm going to close out my account and try another
My device has been doing this for the last 3 or 4 days including at work. Which is a big deal! I will probably have to delete it until this problem is fixed. I can't have my phone randomly playing music in a corporate meeting.
Samsung S 20 Ultra 5G, Android version 13, One UI version 5.1
I tried this ( In app, go to Settings>Advanced, uncheck "Enable Auto-Start".) and Pandora (version 2308.1)still launches with phone start up but did NOT play. Still , don't need app active in background potentially draining battery.
I was paying for a subscription, I cancelled it so my family account will be a free account. Wish I had done it sooner as they were paid a few days before I did this. The next move is to go some place else altogether if this doesn't stop.
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My Pandora starts on its own when I reboot my phone and the only way to stop it is to go into apps and force stop. Can you please patch this?
-Free version of Pandora
-Samsung Galaxy s21
Turning off "Enable Auto Start" under advanced settings seems to have stopped the problem for me.
However, When I just went and looked. "Enable Auto-start" had turned itself back on. Maybe that is part of the problem?
Same Issue as everyone else. Pandora randomly starts 5 or 6 times daily. I close the program and it starts right back up within three minutes. If I reboot my phone, it starts right back up.
Does anyone from Pandora read and/or respond to these posts? I too have the same issue with the app (after being a loyal user for years). Now searching for alternatives. If Pandora is trying to decrease the user count, then mission accomplished.