How to Change a Password on Pandora

Pandora's account settings screen looks a little different than those in most apps and websites. Rather than featuring a clearly labeled "Change Password" button, it simply has a field to enter a password. At first glance, you might think this field serves to log in to your account, but in fact it's used to choose a new password. After saving your new password, Pandora asks for your old one as verification.

Tip

  • Pandora passwords must have at least five characters consisting of letters, numbers and punctuation -- no spaces.
  • No matter where you change your password, you'll need to use the new password everywhere you sign in to Pandora.

Change Your Password in the Pandora App

Step 1: Open Your Settings

Open the Pandora Radio app for iOS or Android and back out of the currently playing station, if you have one open. Tap Settings and then Account to open your account settings.

Pause the station or leave it playing while you make changes in the Settings.
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Step 2: Enter a New Password

Enter a new password in the Password field and tap Save. You don't need to change anything else on the page, unless you want to alter other account details.

The password only appears in plain text until you save it.
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Step 3: Verify Your Old Password

Enter your old Pandora password and tap OK to confirm.

If your old password is hard to enter on mobile, use the website instead.
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Tip

If you don't remember your old password, choose Sign Out on the Settings tab and then tap Forgot Password? to reset the password.

Change Your Password on the Pandora Website

Step 1: Open Your Settings

Log in to Pandora in your computer's Web browser. Click your email address in the corner of the page to open a menu, and choose Settings.

The menu displays atop every page on Pandora.
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Step 2: Enter a New Password

Enter a new password on the Password line of the Account tab and click Save Changes.

Change other details as necessary or leave them as they are.
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Step 3: Verify Your Old Password

Fill in your old password and click Submit to confirm the change.

Changing your password won't sign you out.
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Tip

To reset a forgotten password on the Pandora website, choose Sign Out from the menu under your email address and then click Forgot Password?