How to Block Explicit Content on Pandora

Logging into Pandora from a Web Browser allows you to disable explicit content. Here’s where to find it and how to remove explicit content from your music.

I’m a Huge fan of the Pandora music streaming service. Recently however while listening to music with my children, a very explicit song played and I ended up scrambling for my phone to change songs. I figured this might be a handy tip to our groovyReaders so here’s the quick write-up on how to disable explicit language / music content on Pandora.

Disable Explicit Content in Pandora

First, login to Pandora from a Web Browser and click the down arrow on the top right to access account settings.


From the Account tab, click the radio button: No. Do not allow explicit content.


And that’s all there is to it! You’re done. Pretty simple and straight forward if you know the option exists.

Optionally you can also set a recovery pin and email address however this is fairly redundant since you can just re-enable explicit content via settings in the future if needed.



  1. Valery

    December 31, 2014 at 10:01 am

    No idea this was even possible!!! Wish you had written this a few years ago!!! LOL

    THNX Steve

    More Pandora and iPhone tips please. Thnx

    • Steve Krause

      December 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

      You’re welcome Val — Honestly, I didn’t know it existed until I had a need to find it.

      Also, I just got a new iPhone so I’ll be writing up a bunch more of iPhone/iOS stuff in the coming weeks.

      Thnx for the feedback.

  2. mandi

    December 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    thank you so much!!! I am so tired of listening of listening to iheartradio. we play music in our business and there is so much more music on pandora but could never play it because of the cussing and now we can. yayyyy. again thank you!!!!

  3. Liz

    March 23, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I have the explicit filter engaged for myself as well as my kids’ benefit. However, even with that, I just had to do the mad scramble because the album cover art was pornographic to the extreme on a station that was meant to be my kids’ dance station. Anyone got any ideas on how to opt out of seeing cover art?

    • Sylvia

      July 2, 2022 at 10:57 am

      Yes!!!! It’s true. I have it so no explicit music plays but it still does it. I even opened a mew acct and it’s still the same.

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