Mar 15, 2020

Complete a Ride in Uber Driver

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#  Prepare to go online.  
 
#  Prepare to go online.  
 
#* Avoid running out of battery power mid-ride and always keep your phone plugged into a power source.
 
#* Avoid running out of battery power mid-ride and always keep your phone plugged into a power source.
#* Make sure to install your Uber decal (s). The decal says the word Uber. If you still have an Uber circular decal, request a new one from Uber as they required this new one as of January 2019. In some states, you'll receive one decal (for the front windshield), while others you'll receive two decals (one for the front windshield and one for the back). You may print one out after contacting [[Contact Uber|Uber]] for a temporary decal link.
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#* Put up your Uber decal (s). The decal says the word Uber. If you still have an Uber circular decal, request a new one from Uber as they required this new one as of January 2019. In some states, you'll receive one decal (for the front windshield), while others you'll receive two decals (one for the front windshield and one for the back). You may print one out after contacting [[Contact Uber|Uber]] for a temporary decal link. These must be put up on these windows whenever you go online.
 
#* Factor in your local weather as you decide the days you plan to go online with Uber. But keep in mind that while rain and snow may slow or stop some cars, rain and snow will rarely stop a rider from going out and you may see an upsurge in rides during those weather events.
 
#* Factor in your local weather as you decide the days you plan to go online with Uber. But keep in mind that while rain and snow may slow or stop some cars, rain and snow will rarely stop a rider from going out and you may see an upsurge in rides during those weather events.
 
#* Know all child seat seatbelt laws that exist in your state and/or country. Often, child seat use will be dependant on weight and height. It is your job to make sure all children are securely buckled in and use child car-(or booster) seats if required.
 
#* Know all child seat seatbelt laws that exist in your state and/or country. Often, child seat use will be dependant on weight and height. It is your job to make sure all children are securely buckled in and use child car-(or booster) seats if required.
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# Put yourself online. Tap the blue "On" button near the bottom center of the map screen. Rides may either come very slowly, moderately slowly or quickly (right out of the gate). If you have to go too far out of Uber's cities, you might end up being out of a (your zone of requests) and unable to collect other riders. Feel free to either stay in your local area or drive as far away as you want.
 
# Put yourself online. Tap the blue "On" button near the bottom center of the map screen. Rides may either come very slowly, moderately slowly or quickly (right out of the gate). If you have to go too far out of Uber's cities, you might end up being out of a (your zone of requests) and unable to collect other riders. Feel free to either stay in your local area or drive as far away as you want.
 
#* Look for riders at or near transit hubs (airports, train stations, and big bus terminals) or colleges. Have current airport, train, and bus schedules ready for arrival times near these locations in your pickup areas.
 
#* Look for riders at or near transit hubs (airports, train stations, and big bus terminals) or colleges. Have current airport, train, and bus schedules ready for arrival times near these locations in your pickup areas.
#* Run the Verify Identity tool, if you see it open when you try to go online.[[Verify Your Identity in Uber Driver|tool]], then try going online again.
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#* Run the Verify Identity tool. If you see it open when you try to go [[Verify Your Identity in Uber Driver|online]], run it then try going online again.
 
# Watch out for Uber's "Opportunity nearby". In an Opportunity Nearby area, the screen will dim for a few seconds except for the area itself. A dialog box will present itself at the bottom of the screen and say "Opportunity nearby". In one of these areas, there are more confirmed rides than usual and you may want to start heading towards these areas. However, watch out for some as being too far away may often lead to no requests. A High Demand Area doesn't guarantee a ride, but there's a higher chance there than other areas.
 
# Watch out for Uber's "Opportunity nearby". In an Opportunity Nearby area, the screen will dim for a few seconds except for the area itself. A dialog box will present itself at the bottom of the screen and say "Opportunity nearby". In one of these areas, there are more confirmed rides than usual and you may want to start heading towards these areas. However, watch out for some as being too far away may often lead to no requests. A High Demand Area doesn't guarantee a ride, but there's a higher chance there than other areas.
 
#* Tap the Opportunites nearby dialog then tap the "Let's Go" button at the bottom. Use Uber's driving route and catch a ride from this location. You may return to regular driving at any point by tapping anywhere else on the grey screen. However, if another ride happens along the route or from the location, you'll be pinged to take it, if you'd like much like any other request.
 
#* Tap the Opportunites nearby dialog then tap the "Let's Go" button at the bottom. Use Uber's driving route and catch a ride from this location. You may return to regular driving at any point by tapping anywhere else on the grey screen. However, if another ride happens along the route or from the location, you'll be pinged to take it, if you'd like much like any other request.
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#* For those who are not a Gold Uber Pro driver ([[Improve Your Uber Pro Reward Program Level in Uber Driver|Uber Pro]] is Uber Driver's reward program), Uber won't tell it's drivers where the rider is going, before starting the trip with the rider in the car. Drivers have been known to discriminate on riders' rides based on the total travel time to the destination, so good drivers will be awarded a hidden gem. Short rides should be thought of as money in your pocket that you probably wouldn't have had otherwise, and that will add up to good amounts by day's end. If it's amount doesn't meet the guaranteed minimum fare, Uber will pay you additional money to meet this fare for your Uber City (Minimum Fare Supplement).
 
#* For those who are not a Gold Uber Pro driver ([[Improve Your Uber Pro Reward Program Level in Uber Driver|Uber Pro]] is Uber Driver's reward program), Uber won't tell it's drivers where the rider is going, before starting the trip with the rider in the car. Drivers have been known to discriminate on riders' rides based on the total travel time to the destination, so good drivers will be awarded a hidden gem. Short rides should be thought of as money in your pocket that you probably wouldn't have had otherwise, and that will add up to good amounts by day's end. If it's amount doesn't meet the guaranteed minimum fare, Uber will pay you additional money to meet this fare for your Uber City (Minimum Fare Supplement).
 
# Consider taking a trip marked as a "Long Trip (45+ minutes)". As its name implies, Uber considers a Long Trip to be a trip that will take at least 45 minutes to complete (even if a return trip to the pickup location is present). Long Trips will say "Long Trip (45+ minutes)" at the bottom of the request and can be very worthwhile for lower-mileage cars that don't have and will want to be accepted quickly as they arrive in your queue.  
 
# Consider taking a trip marked as a "Long Trip (45+ minutes)". As its name implies, Uber considers a Long Trip to be a trip that will take at least 45 minutes to complete (even if a return trip to the pickup location is present). Long Trips will say "Long Trip (45+ minutes)" at the bottom of the request and can be very worthwhile for lower-mileage cars that don't have and will want to be accepted quickly as they arrive in your queue.  
#* If you are a [[Improve Your Uber Pro Reward Program Level in Uber Driver|Uber Pro Gold, Platinum or Diamond]] driver, the words "Long Trip (45+ minutes)" won't appear, but you will see these trips with their total time and direction at the bottom of the request as "(x minutes) (direction)". However, sometimes there's a bug with these that prevents the hours from displaying if the time is more than sixty minutes away.  
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#* If you are a [[Improve Your Uber Pro Reward Program Level in Uber Driver|Uber Pro Gold, Platinum or Diamond]] driver, the words "Long Trip (45+ minutes)" won't appear, but you will see these trips with their total time and direction at the bottom of the request as "(x minutes) (direction)". Hour(s) are considered by the total hours' minutes added up added to the additional past the hour-point.  
 
# Take a Surge Zone request only when you get pinged to take them. Surge Zones happen when the number of riders opening up the Uber app (without even figuring the possible request) far outnumber the number of drivers within a twenty-five-minute driving distance. Look at the bigger fare explanation in the bottom right corner of the request to determine if there is a Surge. Pick up these types of riders quickly using only the Uber-suggested route.
 
# Take a Surge Zone request only when you get pinged to take them. Surge Zones happen when the number of riders opening up the Uber app (without even figuring the possible request) far outnumber the number of drivers within a twenty-five-minute driving distance. Look at the bigger fare explanation in the bottom right corner of the request to determine if there is a Surge. Pick up these types of riders quickly using only the Uber-suggested route.
 
#* Don't enter into the area without a trip in-progress. Although Uber has helped drivers with giving increased time until Surge's end if lots of drivers rush into a Surge Zone, Surge may end or decrease from a higher payout to a lower payout as time progresses. Surge Zones now consist of flat-rate payouts to drivers.
 
#* Don't enter into the area without a trip in-progress. Although Uber has helped drivers with giving increased time until Surge's end if lots of drivers rush into a Surge Zone, Surge may end or decrease from a higher payout to a lower payout as time progresses. Surge Zones now consist of flat-rate payouts to drivers.
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# Look for other information presented in Uber's maps. You'll get traffic reports on your route (from past hours) and your lines may be shown in blue, orangey-yellow or red and you'll be shown a compass pointer based on your direction of travel. '''The objective is to get to the green pin at the end of the highlighted line, being careful not to confuse this pin with the red or black drop-off pins utilized later.'''
 
# Look for other information presented in Uber's maps. You'll get traffic reports on your route (from past hours) and your lines may be shown in blue, orangey-yellow or red and you'll be shown a compass pointer based on your direction of travel. '''The objective is to get to the green pin at the end of the highlighted line, being careful not to confuse this pin with the red or black drop-off pins utilized later.'''
 
#* Uber recommends you use their navigation other navigation apps are okay to use by Uber's standards including both Google Maps and Waze.
 
#* Uber recommends you use their navigation other navigation apps are okay to use by Uber's standards including both Google Maps and Waze.
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#* Open bug on iPhones: The app will often spin your map out of control and think it needs to redirect you another way - only to find that you are on the same route going the same direction. If your map begins to spin or turn then list ""Loading" then come back in-trip, force close the app and re-open it. However, this may happen more than once - even after force-closing the app. Watch the turn by turn lines quickly after you make the turn. (This won't happen when the rider is present in your car, nor will the rider see signs of this issue on their rider app.)
 
#* Your map will sometimes be off. Follow all road rules, regardless of what your map tells you. It will "recalculate" and follow another path until you get to your destination.
 
#* Your map will sometimes be off. Follow all road rules, regardless of what your map tells you. It will "recalculate" and follow another path until you get to your destination.
 
#** Zoom in and out of the area as well as move around on the screen by using two fingers on the app, but use Uber's turn-by-turn maps instead. When ready, you can return by pressing the centering crosshairs button in the bottom right corner.
 
#** Zoom in and out of the area as well as move around on the screen by using two fingers on the app, but use Uber's turn-by-turn maps instead. When ready, you can return by pressing the centering crosshairs button in the bottom right corner.
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# Focus on these driving methods. Have mastery at driving forward, backing up, turning left or turning right. U-turns can be stated but will depend on the area. Three-point turns may not be mentioned but can be useful in spots. Know road rules when applied to roundabouts. You may need to know how to merge onto, drive and exit a multi-lane highway such as an interstate or similar.  
 
# Focus on these driving methods. Have mastery at driving forward, backing up, turning left or turning right. U-turns can be stated but will depend on the area. Three-point turns may not be mentioned but can be useful in spots. Know road rules when applied to roundabouts. You may need to know how to merge onto, drive and exit a multi-lane highway such as an interstate or similar.  
 
# Watch the ETA bar at the bottom of your screen. In the ETA bar, you'll be shown the time to the pickup location along with the distance to it. But when you are about 30-45 seconds away, your ETA bar will instead read "Rider notified" and only their name will be shown below that until your arrival.
 
# Watch the ETA bar at the bottom of your screen. In the ETA bar, you'll be shown the time to the pickup location along with the distance to it. But when you are about 30-45 seconds away, your ETA bar will instead read "Rider notified" and only their name will be shown below that until your arrival.
 
# Listen to the audible directions. By default, audible directions happen at  2, 1, .5, .3 miles and 350 to 450 feet from the next turn or 250 feet from the pickup location. It's best to leave these directions turned on unless they become a distraction by bad directions or have become glitchy.
 
# Listen to the audible directions. By default, audible directions happen at  2, 1, .5, .3 miles and 350 to 450 feet from the next turn or 250 feet from the pickup location. It's best to leave these directions turned on unless they become a distraction by bad directions or have become glitchy.
 
#* Mute them if you'd like. Find them in the top right corner of the turn-by-turn line and tap the speaker icon, then tap back onto the map just above the turn-by-turn line.
 
#* Mute them if you'd like. Find them in the top right corner of the turn-by-turn line and tap the speaker icon, then tap back onto the map just above the turn-by-turn line.
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#* On iPhones, theres an open bug that's been reported by some drivers, where, after traveling for a bit, the audible directions become non-existant. Force close Uber Driver and re-open it.
   
 
=== Approaching the Pickup and Moving Forward ===
 
=== Approaching the Pickup and Moving Forward ===


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