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Riding with Uber


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Stand out from the crowd

Spotlight helps your driver find you in crowded areas or late at night. Just tap the Spotlight button in the Uber app to light up your phone, and hold it towards your driver as he or she is arriving.

Why it’s helpful

Find each other faster

Spotlight makes it easier for you and your driver to find each other, even in tricky situations. Your phone screen will light up with a preselected color, you will hold your phone up, and your driver will be notified of what color to look for—making your pickup even easier.

How it works


Request your ride

Tap to open the app and request a ride as you normally would.


Tap the ‘Spotlight’ button

Your phone screen will automatically light up to a preselected color.


Hold up your phone

with the screen facing your driver as he or she is arriving.

Requests made easy

Get a fast, convenient ride wherever you want to go.

Saved Places

Request for a Guest

Seamless payments

Know the cost before you ride, and pay the way you want.

uberPOOL commuter benefits

Family Profiles

Split Fare

Upfront pricing

Quick pickups

Find your driver faster, so you can get where you need to go.

Adjust your location

Driver Profiles


Pickup Messages

Plan your trip

Get a ride that fits your schedule, not the other way around.

Extra stops

Schedule a ride

Calendar sync

Enjoy the ride

Make the most of your time in the back seat.

Share your status

Visa Local Offers

American Express

Rate your ride

Ratings help keep Uber safe, reliable, and enjoyable for everyone. You can even add a tip for your driver.

Driver ratings

Driver compliments

In-app tipping

Lost items

Sign up

Download the app

Set up your account so you're ready the next time you need a ride.

Sign up to ride


Invite friends

Refer your friends to Uber, and they'll get $15 off their first ride.

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