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How to use the Uber driver app

Drivers, ready to meet your new best friend? Get to know the driver app and its features that support you 24/7.

How the Uber driver app works

Once you've downloaded the driver app, you can go online whenever to make money from your car. It'll connect you to riders, can guide you on every trip, and can help you make the most of your time. Want to learn more? Watch this video.

4 fast facts

The driver app...

  • Is available 24/7
  • Automatically sends you rider requests
  • Can guide you to every pickup location and destination
  • Lets you call or text riders directly

More money in your pocket

Cash out anytime

  • With Instant Pay, there's no need to wait for pay day to get the money you've made
  • Transfer your earnings directly to your bank account at the tap of a button up to five times a day

Earn more when it's busy

  • When there are more ride requests than the available driver-partners can accept, prices go up. At this time, drivers can earn more
  • The app displays a color-coded heat map to show you which areas have the most riders and highest fares

Make the most of your time behind the wheel

The Uber driver app can help you save time and earn more. Here are two ways how:

Get trips without waiting

  • To help minimize wait time between trips, the app may send you new rider requests at any point
  • The requests you accept will be added to your list of upcoming trips
  • You can use the app’s navigation feature to get directions to each pickup spot and throughout every trip


Make money on your way home

  • The driver app helps you make more money on your way home, or wherever you’re going after driving with Uber
  • When you're ready to stop, set your destination and you'll only get matched to riders with pickup and drop off locations near or along the route there
  • You can set a destination twice each day


Fun driver app features

Get referral rewards

For a chance to make money off the road, share your referral code with others interested in driving with Uber. You'll get paid once an invitee completes a certain number of trips. It's that simple.

Play Pandora for free

Listen to your favorite music for free via the driver app. You and riders with an iPhone can connect to Pandora to start streaming songs. Ready to pump some jams?

View rider compliments

If you've provided excellent service, played great music, or offered extraordinary entertainment, you might have earned yourself a compliment from one of your riders. Read these reviews directly in the app.

Get answers to your questions

Learn more about the driver app

Here to help you 24/7, rain or shine, the driver app might just become your best friend behind the wheel.

Ready to get started with Uber?

Sign up to drive