How Much Data Does Pandora Radio Application Use?

Today, we all know the importance of mobile phones and a sound as well as consistent network in our day to day lives. Now as you just can’t live without a smartphone and lots of applications in that, you just can’t realize how much data can be used by your phone. The reason being is that all the data-hungry applications do not close them all by themselves as it depends on your phone settings.

Thus, all the data-eating applications keep using your precious data without even notifying you. Trust me guys, if you use day to day data plan or even monthly plan, and do not keep records of where all your data is going, few apps can eat it all.

In this article, we talk about how much data does Pandora use! But before we go straight to the point, let me give a brief introduction of Pandora Radio Application for all the newcomers out there.

What is Pandora?

Pandora is an automated music recommendation app. It is available only in the English language but over the 26 locations. This is an application where registration is not compulsory, but it is recommended so that you can save the stations.

This application plays songs of music which are trending, and the users give feedbacks for the given lists of songs, liked or disliked. These feedbacks help the service to recommend other songs to play. You can access this application on your cell phone or laptop.

Now as the term ‘Pandora’ is clear, let me come to the point and talk about Pandora data usage.

How much data does Pandora use per hour?

Many people out there want to know the exact usage of data per hour for this music streaming application. As per my experience and research, Pandora data usage per hour is 30 MB. Yes, some of you think it is too little, but some of you may feel that it is taking a lot of data.

Let me give you an easy example which will help you to understand all the figures in a minute. If we go with this number, when you use this application for approximately 33 hours, then around 1 GB of your mobile data will be utilized by Pandora.

How? Check this out and find out the answer to your question; ‘Does Pandora use data?’ Pandora uses 30 MB per hour; so if we count for 1 GB data usage, Pandora uses 1000/30 = 33.33. That is; around 33 hours, as 1 GB = 1000 MB!

So if you have an average plan of 2 GB data, then you can use Pandora for approximately 67 hours – assuming that you will not use any other application other than this. Now, if you listen music 2 – 3 hours a day, you can easily stretch for 25 days. So, I guess it is a good deal.

Pandora streaming rate of iPhone and others

Have you ever heard about the music streaming? If yes, then you must know that on the iPhone, this application works entirely through data streaming. The maximum Pandora streaming rate is 64kbps depending on the area connections.

I also have some information about some other popular services like Beats Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, etc. They do have different quality settings, and all of them have the maximum capacity of 320kbps.

Tips to save your mobile data

As I said, we use many applications at the same time, and forget to close or stop them correctly. So, most of the time all the apps eat out mobile data without our knowledge. Here I am giving you few basic tips which can help you to save your mobile data.

  • Whenever you get the option to connect your phone to Wifi; Do it! No matter how much data left in your data card, use Wi-Fi.
  • Turn off all the push notifications.
  • Turn off ‘Automatic Download’ option of your mobile phone.
  • Change your phone’s Wi-Fi settings and off all the apps for which you think that you will not need those apps over the mobile data.
  • Avoid free apps, as they are the real data-eater. They might be fascinating at first, but because of having lots of advertisements, strain more!
  • After every few hours, clear all your background apps; as you know that pressing back button or home button does not close the application. So, close them manually by the ‘overview’ button and close all the apps properly.

I hope you got the idea of Pandora data usage and some other useful information regarding the same. Now you can take the data plan as per your usage of certain apps. Calculate them, plan them, and enjoy!

Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh is an internet geek at heart. From reviews about computer components to playing X-box one games, Azad takes pleasure in writing about anything and everything about computers. He is a computer engineering graduate and certified ethical hacker. In his leisure time, he reads and explores the internet.

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