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Lyft Driver is your key to earning on the road. Designed just for drivers, it conveniently offers all the information you need to succeed: how busy your current area is, how much you’ve earned, how close you are to a weekly bonus, and more. It’s all at your fingertips, with even bigger features in the works.


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Whether you’re paying rent, saving for the future, or could just use some extra cash, drive with Lyft.
Driving with Lyft is an easy way to earn money whenever you want.
Passengers are encouraged to tip in the app — and you keep the whole amount.
The Lyft community is full of friendly people, passengers and drivers alike.
Whether you’re checking local demand or working towards a bonus, the app has everything you need to earn more.

For Lyft drivers, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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DarcysDaddy on 3/23/2018
You should set up a button to allow drivers to pause for gas fill ups instead of having to sign out. I know I have had to get gas and I get a ride alert as I am pumping.
Last ride option in Lyft Lines
HIMEL (iffath) on 3/23/2018
Customer service people are awfully bad. And you guys need to fix the “last ride” option on lyft lines. Even after clicking the “last ride” lyft lines keep adding people. Like how long does it take developer to fix this?
$800 coupon: RIDE782
DurranrCurryLebron🏀 on 3/22/2018
First of all, if you haven't taken a ride yet make sure you use the coupon "RID782" to get $800 off your first ride!! Enter it right before you request a ride. Go to the Payments tab in the app and enter the coupon there. Might as well try it out since it probably won't cost you a thing!! The app is simple, easy to use and intuitive by design, giving you important info like the driver's face, phone number, and car make and model. It's amazing how quick and seamless the entire process is. A car comes to your door within minutes of pressing a button!!! The drivers are real people, they are very polite and their cars are clean! Some even come with complimentary water, gum and candy! Even if you want to charge your phone, a lot of drivers have phone chargers at your ready!! Lyft is definitely cheaper than your average cab. After all this, I don't see why you would ever use a yellow cab again. Even if you want to get a black car on the occasional night out, it's still cheaper and more convenient than hiring your own private driver.Get cabs/shuttle/ride/taxi on demand and make your transportation inexpensive,affordable,fast and cheaper. Lyft social and community works watch on Facebook , twitter and they are sharing background with rider and prices also very competitive. The customer support is also fantastic. I got overcharged on one of my trips and I didn't have to say anything more than a short comment on my driver feedback to get a full refund. I'm very happy and I hope Lyft continues to exceed my expectations in not only the app but customer service! I also prefer Lyft much more than other competitors, mainly because they have so much more supply and cars are always just a few minutes away!!!!
Blunt message to Lyft
AeroJohnny on 3/22/2018
Here’s my new message to Lyft. The comparison between Lyft and Uber for driver ratings... Lyft - 4.70 Uber - 4.91 This shows the significantly gap between the competitors. 90-95% of Lyft riders would give me constant praise for driving very well from point A to B. Yet my rating is 4.7 and is in danger from the elimination? Something isn’t right here. Fix the rating if I accidentally miss the rides or forgot to turn off the Lyft when I’m using the Uber and don’t be a sour patch. I mean it. I do appreciate Lyft for hard working to improve the app to make it easier for driver experience. I like Lyft. But FIX the rating systems to make it bit friendly for the drivers please.
Going away from Lyft
uberlyft guy on 3/22/2018
I was loving Lyft but since two weeks ago I am running away from Lyft simply b/c the app changed the option of getting Lyft plus requests only. I don’t know why Lyft made that decision. How do they expect a driver to take a regular Lyft request with an suv or a sienna, which doesn’t make sense for the gas mileage on this cars is less. Totally devastated. Sorry Lyft, don’t expect me to drive this way. I will thank Uber for keeping the Uber xl option. Really sad, the company I love and prefer took away the option which I used since long time. Shame on you Lyft. I will keep on driving my xl and I see the Uber side is improving very much.
Newest update.
Loveeeeeeeemcds on 3/22/2018
Losing connection more than before. My earnings and rides have not reset from previous day. So much lag.
ElhamHemat on 3/22/2018
Lyft is a good app and I love it but they take 70% of the total fee. I checked it when I call for a ride they charge me 11$ but when I drive other people to the same location Lyft pays 3.9$. I even asked customers how much they paying and they all said 11. I mean if you take 20 or 30 percent it’s still okay or maybe even 50-50 but taking 70% is I think too much. Even Uber is not taking that much.
Total issues
anisa@2009 on 3/21/2018
I’ve been driving lyft for 3 month but one of my riders told me lyft charged her $37 bucks but for me in my app shows me $27 and still charged me %25 percent how comes that? I can say it lyft charged riders money with out knowing drivers
Krocx on 3/21/2018
Passengers should have background checks as well. It’s great on the passenger side to know your driver is not crazy or some type of killer. Us drivers do not know who is getting in our cars AT ALL. US DRIVERS NEED REASSURANCE AS WELL. I think that’s fair.
Dark Mode Please!
SimplicityIsTheKey on 3/21/2018
For someone who solely drives at night and uses the apps built in navigation, please a dark mode option. It's a distraction having such a bright UI and I know I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like this as well. Thank you!
Pay is variable
mathisbj94 on 3/21/2018
I’ve been driving for about a year. Love the fact that i can create my own schedule, but in the last few months, I’ve been getting requests up to 20-30 min away for just a small ride down the road. This isn’t worth taking. I end up having to destroy my acceptance rating in order to not waste a ton of time going out of my way.
The CODE is rigged to steal.
i'm mac on 3/21/2018
LYFT and UBER are just the same model. (Greedy Wall Street Biz) They are rigging the CODE to STEAL MONEY FROM DRIVERS. How they doit? They randomly charge the passengers certain amount and show the drivers other amounts. Examples. 1)•They charge the driver $20 and they show you that the ride only cost $9.00 and on top of that, they take their cut. 20% or 25%. 2)• On Lyft Lline: if you picked up 3 people, they only pay you for 1 person charges (they pocket the rest) LYFT LINE ::: is one of the most profitable models for them, because THEY CAN RIPOFF DRIVERS almost 85% of the time. (Recommendation) If you are driving your own car, only accept 1 passenger at the time and ignore added lines, you will be ok. 3)• when rush hour or bad weather conditions they HIGH THE PRICE FOR PASSENGERS. And drivers most of the time get pay just like regular rides or give you a bonus that is just, and believe me, is just a crumb, from what they are really charging. THEY ARE DELIBERATED STEALING MONEY FROM DRIVERS in different ways. So they can increase their profit, and also use some of that money to give promotions or discounts to passengers. (They will never invest anymore) I don't blame the passenger perspective. Consumers are happy and dandy about this. But they need to be aware and understand what's going one here. Drivers do the job, drivers execute 98% of the job here. LYFT and UBER are now lobbying more that amazon, Walmart and Microsoft combine, google it. So they're buying regulators, congress prostitutes and local government to NOT PAY ANYTHING!
Really disappointed
Told By Tonj on 3/20/2018
I’ve been driving with lyft for almost 4 yrs now. Ive maintained 5 stars and am highly reviewed... I’ve driven in 3 different cities across the country! I’ve always had pleasant experiences with support and my issues are usually resolved in a timely manner. The responses I get, even via email, feel if you’re part of the Lyft family! I’ve been kicked out of the app for almost 3 weeks now with no real guidance or answers from lyft. I’m highly disappointed that the communication and sense of community is off right now. You’re loosing a 5 star driver for good.
Can we have a Last Drive option button?
iHyun on 3/20/2018
I am a Lyft driver, can we have a last drive mode or option? Because everday when I need an end driving, Lyft keep add next passanger in my que. If we have that option for driver,the Lyft system will not add next passanger automatically and also the driver dies not need to worrie about automatic add passenger by the Lyft....
Latest app update
Kamz ;) on 3/20/2018
Love Lyft! But I have a tiny problem with the latest update. The map keeps readjusting itself to center the ‘arrow in the middle of the screen, when I want to look at certain locations, or zoom in or out, it keeps readjusting and it’s super annoying. Is anyone else irritated by this?
Scheduled pickups
Brnrss34 on 3/20/2018
I just started working for lyft and have a bad taste in my mouth now. When scheduling a pickup I expect to commit to the pickup. When it’s time to accept they give it to someone else and give me a pickup 26 or more miles away! Then my ratings go down. Poor business!!
uber is better
naminaghnagh2 on 3/20/2018
lyft dont pay for time..i prefer to work for uber cuz they pay for time..they pay canclation fee but lyft for cancel ride pay sometime..
The worst company
zaaaash on 3/19/2018
You have to work like a slave with them so u can make good money
Drop off and pick up issues
Lehrerin2015 on 3/19/2018
So the new Lyft app has Google maps already integrated which is nice but it has lots of bugs. To pick up or drop off a person I have to go to the exact location they indicated. I had multiple incidents on St. Patrick’s day where I had to drive around the block a couple of times because the app wouldn’t read the location. The app showed that I was right where I was supposed to be but didn’t let me either pick up or drop off. One of my riders got in my car and I couldn’t say that I picked her up. She was yelling at me and after driving around the block once I had to ask her to exit my vehicle because I couldn’t pick her up. Needless to say I had to cancel the ride. Please fix the app where we can drop off or pick people up when we are in the vicinity. Thank you.
Do not ever drive for Lyft
aygio on 3/17/2018
Waste of time, gas, and energy. Unless you live in an EXTREMELY populated area (NYC, philly, etc.) do NOT waste your time - I promise you it is not worth it.
Express Drive
Pretty_grlNessy on 3/17/2018
Such a ripoff. I’m a full time student, and aside from filling the car with gas, and issues with the rental, it was more of a burden than it was help. I thought I could rent the vehicle and earn more than the rental fee, plus additional earnings to meet ends meet. Instead I spent $250 for a deposit and over $60 on gas. Once I didn’t make enough rides, I figured it wasn’t for me, so I returned the car. Now it’s been nearly a week and I have yet to receive my $250 deposit. This company legit put me in the hole. It’s not worth it, customers rarely tip, so don’t expect a job where you receive tips from a days work.
It’s not easy at all
Joes noe on 3/17/2018
Took quite a bit of time getting perfect images for the application documents. Only to find out that since I have a new vehicle and I haven’t received my registration sticker yet, that means I can’t drive for Lyft. I was disappointed to learn this so I called the support line and received very little help in reference to the situation and was told just to “wait it out”. Now I’m not even sure how to move forward, but thank you all for you time.
I wasn’t able to get a ride after spending a hour on driver mode!!
yewul on 3/17/2018
I love driving with lyft, and ride-sharing is all I do for living. On Friday night which is the busiest day of the week. They wasn’t able to gave me a ride for a hours. I drove with them for 1&1/2 yrs but never had that kind of experience. Very disappointed 😒😏
Nice new build in Google Maps GPS
AlenaGennadyevna on 3/16/2018
I like driving for Lyft. I am happy that they changed Lyft’s original GPS to Google Maps.
Not happy
Chicago driver0819202 on 3/15/2018
Latest update left me no map on the screen it’s hard to navigate without seeing the screen. I uber and is all good. May not drive for Lyft until the fix it.
App map not show and not loading street name ect
国外没手机注册不了 on 3/15/2018
App not working not show anything
Doesn't auto zoom
Hhdbgh on 3/15/2018
It constantly spams me. No night mode. It's just dumb compared to Uber.
Alicia1234567890 on 3/13/2018
The technology of this app is really pretty cool. And I mostly enjoy working for them, but they make getting in touch with them SSSOOO very difficult. You are my employer, I NEED to talk with you occasionally. Like when your app goes berserk while I have riders in the car and it’s not charging them or telling me where to take them. Or when a minor gets in my car alone. Come on. Give us a contact number that we can EASILY and QUICKLY access. Without a million clicks and leaving a phone number for a return call. Also, I’d love to make a recommendation. Please let us (as drivers) set time or mile limits that we are willing to drive to pick someone up. Don’t dock us when we decline a ride that’s 20+ minutes away. Half the time they only want to go a mile and we’re losing money.
Geezy off the Heezy on 3/13/2018
Dcnanox on 3/12/2018
Everything okay. But it would be better if you upgrade the GPS. The one for iPhone. Works perfectly it tell you how many lines are and which one you have to be. Also make it that works with the Apple Watch. The regular maps. That I have in my iPhone X works with my iwatch and let me know by vibrating when I have to turn. So that make sure that I’m on the right lane. Thank I’m new to Lyft and for now everything been okay. Hope to stay longer as I see how the updates worksss... please help us so we can help people and the Lyft company.
Latest Update is bugging
Moenate on 3/12/2018
So one thing I have noticed is that when I play music while driving it doesn’t sound loud and the passenger can barely hear it over the navigation. This problem has recently happened since Lyft integrating google maps into the app, but if I make a call and then hang up the music turns to its normal level until my next ride.
Need easier ride type switching
Riviera Reviewer on 3/12/2018
This choice needs to be top level in the app to move to premium only. Too many clicks back to the web vs being embedded in the app. Help.
Maricherie on 3/12/2018
When I try to open the Lyft driver app it never allows we to open it , the app constantly says poor connection. FIX THIS ISSUE !!!
Drivers get screwed in scheduled rides.
Floridajoe95 on 3/11/2018
They continue to pull drivers off of scheduled rides and push them to rides that are 10+ min away. No point in accepting scheduled rides if they bump you anyway.
I’d give less if I could
Bonanza boat on 3/10/2018
According to an email I received a rider claimed that I was in an accident on March 4th at 5:28 pm and my account is now on hold. These claims are absolutely not true because not only have I never been in an accident but I was not online at all for the entirety of March 4th. I’ve proved this by sending multiple pics of the vehicle and screenshots from my dashboard showing I hadn’t been driving the whole day. I’ve yet to get a response from lyft support despite multiple calls and emails. It has now been two days without a response and I’m losing money. I have bills to pay and I feel that this is unjust and I should be compensated for such a major inconvenience.
This app is crazy.
Stay away from Lyft on 3/10/2018
This app is crazy sending me request from 2 miles away lastnight I was in Hobeken got a request from Midtown Manhattan they think they are very smart people I wrote them a lot of times about this problem all they said our engineer will contact you yes they contacted me and said they are working on it especially destination filter is amazing just stay away from this company don’t work for them!
Frustrating! Not displaying all features
Febflower on 3/10/2018
My app does not display heat map, customer surge percentage or most importantly give me prime time bonus! I have picked up Pax numerous times on a high percentage surge and I learned it is supposed to display it when I pick up pax but it is NOT. I have logged out, deleted app and powered down my phone only to see the same thing. My app doesn’t even show the “Go Online” feature, but a wheel... it doesn’t look the same. I have reached out to Lyft several times... (not fun to navigate that...) and they just tell me tech support will email me. What a joke! Trying to only communicate but email?.... only to have then drop the ball?..... Frustrating! Who can help me?
BBKG79 on 3/10/2018
Either Lyft is lying to there customers about driver eta’s or Lyft riders are a huge community of idiots who do not pay attention to the eta. Request a ride, then cancel within a minute. More to come...
Lyft really doesn’t care
Jilted buyer on 3/9/2018
You will waste Your time and destroy your car
Built in navigation has problems
joshcf1997 on 3/8/2018
Integrated navigation on app doesn’t display address to the customer till about reaching customer. Also, it doesn’t have route option, it leads direct to toll ways when picking customer, and driver can’t avoid tollway cause there is no option to avoid. It increases cost to driver because that toll charge is not included in the fee when going to pick customer. If it happens customer cancel trip, then it’s loss to driver. My suggestion is display customer address on the app so that driver can have option of route selection when picking customer, or even when there is event of accident or when roads are closed, there should be an alternative route.
bdingospo on 3/8/2018
The biggest scam in the history of USA. Do not do it America safe yourself a trouble
Dashboard Updates
AX3L_MIA on 3/8/2018
Absolutely love driving for Lyft and the app is very user friendly. However the pop up updates can be a little annoying, and are a challenge to clear away sometimes. It would be nice to add an easier way to clear them from the drivers dashboard. 🙂
Thank you for integrated maps!
Future NowHere on 3/8/2018
Necessary Updates: Dark mode Speed limit Mph Automatic arrival confirmation Color scale that matches Lyft driver app Easily accessible App feedback link
Needs to be updated.
Poortop on 3/8/2018
I don’t like how you can’t see where the ride is taking you beforehand. You can get a request that’s 10 mins away for a mile drive and make only $3. Also getting request for rides 25 minutes away and when I don’t accept my acceptance rate goes down!
Love Lyft, App issues
tommy_driver on 3/8/2018
I love Lyft as a company and enjoy driving for them so this review is only for the App. I frequently get an error message that says, “lost connection with the Lyft server, please relocate to a better area.” This sometimes happens when I’m sitting in my house connected to my WiFi and haven’t moved an inch but also happens on the road sometimes even in the middle of a trip. One customer asked me if I had stopped for gas enroute as it showed that way on his App when I lost the connection. I thought at first it was my phone so I went and bought a newer phone but the same thing happened. It is frustrating because I’m sure I’ve lost trips because of this issue. I also drive for another ride sharing company and it never happens on their App.
Loving the new goggle Maps integration with the Lyft app
Yahana on 3/7/2018
Finally Google maps integration into the Lyft Driver app!!! I did noticed a few bugs like when you’re driving at night the GPS don’t have a dark mode so it’s like driving in your car with a flashlight in your face that’s annoying, and when connected to Bluetooth the GPS voice over doesn’t play over Bluetooth but only on the phones speakers, but other than that it’s a lot safer than switching in between apps while driving.
Google maps integration
Dr Khairy on 3/7/2018
Google maps integration is good but we need night mode to be available. The night mode is not available with the integration
Good app.. Needs night time mode
Delanean on 3/7/2018
For the most part the so world really well. The one thing I wish it had was night time mode. It can be very distracting with the bright mode.
Poor User Experience - Could be Much Better
meersmaj on 3/7/2018
First off, I really enjoy driving for Lyft and I believe you have better driver incentives than Uber. But, I am wondering if your driver app developers have any experience as drivers? The reason that I ask is that I currently teach Web & Digital Media Design classes, including User Experience, at the college level. I am also a part time driver for both Lyft and Uber, as well as setting my own contracts through my personal business. While there are many very nice things about your driver app which are better than the Uber Driver app, I will focus primarily on two features that must be reconsidered to dramatically improve the overall user experience for Lyft drivers. First, there is an issue choosing ride preferences for those of us drivers who have vehicles that qualify for multiple levels of service. I own a black Chevrolet Suburban, which goes all the way up to LUX SUV. I am able to select and deselect which levels of rides that I wish to accept. Generally, I prefer to leave regular Lyft deselected and only turn it on during high peak times. With the app open, here are the seven steps that it takes to change my ride preferences: Click photo in upper left corner Click "Dashboard" (then wait for the dashboard to actually load - typically at least ten seconds) Click three line symbol in upper left Click "Vehicles" in menu (then wait for this to load - typically at least five more seconds) Click "Ride preferences" Click new option Click the "Close" option in the upper right Users should not have to touch an app seven times simply (with long wait times between touches) to change one option - this would be true for any app, not specifically yours. Common industry-accepted standards would suggest that the user should not have to click more than three times to change a setting. I do not believe that I can safely change these ride preferences while driving, so I need to wait until I can pull over. As a result, there have been times when I am offered a regular level Lyft ride right after a PrimeTime peak has ended that I choose to allow to time out without accepting. This hurts my acceptance rate and I get the warnings from the Lyft system. As a result, sometimes I choose not to change the preferences as often as I'd like, therefore, making one less vehicle willing to assist during peak times. For comparison, the Uber Driver app allows me to make the changes with four touches without the wait times for the app to finish loading. While still more than it could be, it is significantly better than the Lyft Driver app. Next, the destination filter is also unsafe to use when driving due to the number of clicks required to realistically set a destination. Therefore, I will only enter it when stopped. However, it still takes a minimum of five touches. I will review the minimum number of touches on my iPhone X. Press the upside down ^ symbol next to the "GO ONLINE" button and hope that you make contact with such a small icon the first time (sometimes it takes me 2-3 times to hit it just right) Touch inside the now revealed "Set destination" box near the top of the app Touch inside the now revealed box (now near the bottom of the app) with the closest current address pre-populated (why would you pre-populate the box with where I currently am located as I want to set a destination filter?) Select a previously entered custom shortcut, if present, otherwise... start typing on the keyboard back on the top of the app Select location if it shows up, otherwise click the "Search" button I believe you could reduce this to two touches by having the initial button go right to the box to start typing the destination for the first touch and then the selection as the second touch. Furthermore, why do the destination filters time out after 10-15 minutes? My commute from home to my primary place of employment is one hour. I have to reset the destination filters multiple times if I am using them, which isn’t very convenient (see above). Today, I was offered a rider and didn’t even see the pickup location. Once I accepted it and saw that it was actually 20 minutes in the opposite direction, I had to cancel it. Both of these are features of your app that I use several times each day during my driving shifts. I really like Lyft's Power Driver Bonus options (much better than what I get offered for Uber) but since your app is more difficult and time consuming to use, I often find myself sticking to Uber more than Lyft.
Please do something about this
Taz_6235 on 3/7/2018
Please do something about the customers canceling the ride after the driver accepted the destination because it is really annoying when ur almost there to the pick up and they cancel the ride
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Lyft, Inc.
  • Category: Travel
  • Released: May 08, 2017
  • Current Version Released: Mar 19, 2018
  • Version: 1001.48.3
  • Size: 120.5 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: English;