The Pandora app on your iPhone provides you with a simple way to listen to music from your favorite artists and genres. By simply opening the app and choosing one of your stations you are able to play that music in just a few seconds.
But you might have noticed that even when you close the Pandora app, that music continues to play. While this may be the desired result in certain situations, it can be unwanted in others. Our guide below will show you how to close the Pandora app from the multitasking tray if it’s simply been minimized.
You can also check out our guide on how to turn off Pandora on iPhone 13 for additional information on this topic, as well as changes to this process for newer iPhone models and iOS versions.
How to Turn Off Pandora on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. By completing the steps in this guide you will be opening the multitasking tray on your iPhone, then deleting the Pandora app from that location. Note that this will not delete the Pandora app from your iPhone. It simply removes it from multitasking, which will turn off your music.
Step 1: Press the Home button two times. Note that this needs to be done rather quickly. If nothing happens, then try tapping a little faster.
Step 2: Scroll left or right through the list of open apps until your find Pandora.
Step 3: Swipe up on the Pandora app towards the top of the screen. Your music will stop playing when the app has been properly removed from the multitasking screen.
Note that you can also stop your Pandora music from playing by tapping the Pause button at the bottom of the app screen.
Now that you know how to close Pandora on an iPhone, you can prevent the app from using data or battery life when you aren’t actively listening to it.
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