How to Undo Accidentally Disliking a Song in Pandora Music Player

Pandora is one of the most popular music streaming services, allowing users to create customized radio stations based on songs, artists, or genres they like. With over 80 million monthly active users, it’s easy to accidentally dislike a song you actually enjoy. Thankfully, Pandora makes it simple to undo song dislikes.

During the Current Listening Session

If you accidentally disliked a song that’s currently playing or recently played, you can easily undo it:

  • On mobile: Swipe the album art from left to right until you see the disliked song. Tap the orange thumbs-down icon to undo it. The icon will become gray again.
  • On desktop: Click on the thumbs-down icon next to the track name to undo the dislike.

This will immediately return the song to the neutral state so it may play again soon.

In a Previous Listening Session

If it’s been a while since you disliked the song, you’ll need to access your station’s history:

  • On mobile:
  • Tap the station name at the top
  • Tap the ⋮ menu icon
  • Choose “Edit station”
  • Scroll down and tap “Thumb history”
  • Find the disliked song and tap the trash icon to remove the dislike
  • On desktop:
  • Click the station name
  • Choose “Station details”
  • Scroll down to “Thumb history”
  • Click the “X” icon next to the song to undo the dislike

After undoing the dislike, Pandora will start playing that song again when appropriate.

Prevent Future Accidental Dislikes

To avoid disliking songs accidentally, there are a few things you can do:

  • Pay attention to the thumbs icons – It’s easy to accidentally tap or click on them mid-song.
  • Disable thumbs on stations – Stop thumbs affecting stations when you don’t want ratings to change what plays.
  • Create a thumbs-free station – Make a station without thumbs so nothing can be accidentally disliked.
  • Use Pandora Premium – Premium allows unlimited skips and fully customizable stations without thumbs.

Other Ways to Control Your Stations

Beyond undoing accidental song dislikes, Pandora gives you several ways to fine-tune your stations:

  • Add variety – The “I’m tired of this track” button adds more diversity to your station.
  • Delete seeds – Removing artist/song/genre seeds makes a station more reliant on your thumbs.
  • Clear thumbs – Wiping all thumbs resets a station so it plays based solely on the seeds.
  • Delete stations – Getting rid of a problematic station and starting fresh is sometimes best.

With Pandora’s effective controls for managing stations, you needn’t worry too much about the odd accidental dislike. Just follow the steps above to quickly undo any issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about undoing accidental Pandora song dislikes:

Can I undo a dislike after the song finishes playing?

Yes, you can undo dislikes from past listening sessions by accessing your station’s thumb history. Just follow the steps above.

Do multiple dislikes ban a song permanently?

No. You can undo any number of dislikes to allow a song to play again. But consistent dislikes will make it very unlikely to play.

What if I keep disliking a song by accident?

Consider disabling thumbs on that station temporarily under settings. You can also contact Pandora to request blocking a specific track from a station.

Why does the same song keep replaying after I dislike it?

Dislikes are station-specific. So if you dislike it on one station, it may still play on your other stations. Dislike it globally or consider tweaking station variety.

Can I undo a thumbs-up too?

Yes! Just follow the same steps to access thumb history and remove thumbs-up ratings that you no longer want affecting a station.

So whether you accidentally disliked a favorite track or just got thumb-happy on a station, Pandora makes it easy to undo any ratings and get your music back on track.