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How to use the Uber app

Our core service is to enable transportation requests on demand. Here’s how the app works, step by step:

Step 1

A rider opens the app

The rider enters their destination into the “Where to?” box, reviews each trip option for vehicle size, price and estimated drop-off time, chooses the desired option, then confirms the pick-up.

Step 2

The rider is matched with a driver

A nearby driver sees and chooses to confirm the rider’s trip request. The rider is automatically notified when the driver’s vehicle is about a minute away.

Step 3

The driver picks up the rider

The driver and the rider verify each other’s names and the destination. Then the driver starts the trip.

Step 4

The driver takes the rider to the destination

The app gives the driver the option to access turn-by-turn directions.

Step 5

The driver and rider leave ratings and reviews

At the end of each trip, drivers and riders can rate each other from 1 to 5 stars. Riders also have the option to give the driver compliments and a tip directly in the app.

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Ready to experience Uber for yourself? Take your first trip as a rider, or get on the road to earning as a driver.

Ways people move around the world

The Uber app gives you the power to get where you want to go with access to different types of trips across more than 10,000 cities.

Rider app

Get where you’re going easily and reliably with the tap of a button. Choose the trip option that best suits your needs.

Driver app

With the Driver app, you’re in control. The app for drivers was designed with features that empower you to decide how, where and when you earn.