Lyft Driver

Lyft, Inc.

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Current Version (43)
All time (559)
App last updated Aug 07, 2017
New in version 1001.16.3

Thanks for driving with us! To improve your time on the road, we update the Lyft Driver app regularly. It’s like housekeeping: squashing bugs, cleaning up code, and other small-but-mighty improvements.


Download Lyft Driver, the app created just for drivers.


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.

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Crashes and saying I have a passenger when I don't
drdre74 on 8/18/2017
I've had the app crash on me while trying to pick up passages. Every time I would hit the pick up button the app would just crash. Also this week I've had it beep saying I had a passenger and to accept the ride only when I go to the screen it shows the map like normal but no passenger to accept but it's still beeping the count down sound.
Worst company ever
Sergey198321 on 8/17/2017
This is the worst company ever they deactivate drivers without reason, fail to provide support when they ask for it never answere drivers after deactivate them without reason, steal drivers money by not paying bonuses making excuses that promo code was unvalid or other excuses, stealing drivers money by charging riders double triple on prime time but pay drivers as regular, making discrimination between straight and gay people they only threat gay people and bring hate between straight and gay people making discrimination also between riders and drivers because they steal drivers money, always defend only gay riders or drivers even if they doing false accusations and put straight riders and drivers safety on doubt. I can prove all my words This company needs to be reviewd by best attorneys and be disallowed to operate in usa
Lyft is no help, app doesn't work
LyftIsNoHelp on 8/17/2017
I've attempted more times than I can count to update my profile. The app is terrible, it will not allow me to do anything. I was excited to become a driver, but unfortunately due to the app not working, no response from Lyft after sending multiple emails. If Lyft cannot help I want my account 100% deleted, no keeping any of my information!!!!!
Networking Issues
Scott_Davidson on 8/17/2017
Usually I've had an ok experience driving with Lyft despite all it's quirks. Unfortunately there are networking issues that cause ride requests to bug out and cancel or occasionally I will get a text message while in a heavily populated and ride share-centric area stating "You've lost contact with the Lyft system and need to move to an area with better connectivity..." What?! That literally makes no sense. I have full bars and there are a lot of people who request rides here. Today that happened and it kicked me offline without me knowing it and it failed to follow me so I drove miles to the next city (Nashville) only to find out the app kicked me offline and thought I was still in Murfreesboro. Frustrating.
FJR1986 on 8/16/2017
App crashes at most inopportune times making me look like a fool to passengers that I'm going to pick up, as it appears that I don't know where I'm going to get them because I can't read what the address even is before it is done crashing. Then I have to cancel the ride which affects my acceptance rate so as to not affect my star rating…
Too many updates
reesespnutrunner on 8/16/2017
Every time I need to use this app it needs an update. And is stupid that they split the app between driver and user. Now I have less space on my phone. I use both.
Where is passenger destination ...?
Ha beach on 8/16/2017
I want passenger destination before I choose to accept. It's simple. People want this feature in the app. Cmon Lyft. Also it takes too many taps though pages to get to my past rides detail page.
About the driver account
Lyft protester on 8/16/2017
, very dissapointing apps and service, i used to be a lyft driver for like a year in lyft and then after that they just deactivated my account without saying or updating me and when i contacted them they said they dont accept a provisional license anymore which what i have , it was only because they having now a big community or impact to people they just gonna deactivate your account like that horrible and really a bad service lyft they just want money from us !! They dont care about others!
Fedilayne on 8/16/2017
After siged up using a referal code they tell me nobody referred me! Meaning I get no bonus! Shady...
App freaks out with Lyft Line and route updates.
Mfaccord on 8/16/2017
I have to close this crappy app and reopen every time there is a Lyft Line request, when a passenger is added to the queue, or when a route changes. It's so frustrating to have the app freak out and start constant pop up notifications.
Works good
hdhdhbehdhhso37374 on 8/16/2017
I've experienced no nightmare issues like some people on here have stated. Works very well with Waze. Couple of times lost connectivity, but that's understandable. The idea of showing the other drivers in your area much like the rider app does, is a great idea... that way drivers can better serve the areas where there not are many current drivers.
$800 cash - LYFTD500
evuNP on 8/15/2017
Works fine with Iphone 6 and Iphone 7. Mostly getting customer immediately as might be lucky to get busy spot. Get upto $800 credit as driver if apply - "LYFTD500" when you register with Lyft. Easy registration process and very quick driver registration .Awesome experience with Lyft. Here is some improvements they can do it in future apps : 1) Need CarPlay support and I like Apple map + apple watch rather then google map or waze, 2) Sometime getting request from customer 15-25 mins away. 3) Does not pair with nearest Driver(A rider want to ride with me after few minutes and apps always pair with another driver 15 mins away , we tried multiple times) 4) Display number of miles/km drive on one session which will help for gas intake. 4) Need support for cash payment as supported by Uber in some country.5) Rarely map hang during peak times and does not show real time location.7) Battery life is very low without charging so need some improvements.
Countless issues
mdr0ly on 8/15/2017
Last Ride feature doesn't work. Sometimes set destination option disappear. app closes automatically. Lyft should make their in built gps.
The Best Tech From the best Rideshare Company
boylilikoii on 8/15/2017
I absolutely love driving for lyft and this app is a big part of why. It starts with an expansive map view that gives a nice big marker for where you are. At the bottom, when you're online it shows your progress towards a power driver bonus which I LOVE. it helps me stay motivated to drive and see the real results of the progress made after every ride experience. A cool feature I thought of that I'd like to request is some soft of graphic celebration for when you reach a new milestone or when you get a new level on Power Driver; kind of like what happens when you initiate an express pay cash out. I think this would add more fun and color to the interface as a reward for hitting your milestones and goals. Thank you for all you do to make this community awesome and empowered Lyft!!
Ruddy jon on 8/15/2017
No customer service help if you get terminated you won't get your money it's a scam run while you can they will send you to dollar general in the hood
Cancellations and Fees!!!!
GoCAST! on 8/15/2017
First off, at the rate I was getting riders were 1 every hour or so and when I would arrive to the location it send out three notifications saying my rider canceled. When you want to cash they charge about 25% on top off a $3 fee!!!!! This is ridiculous.
Get $800 surprise as new driver
Jill7048 on 8/15/2017
First of all welcome to Lyft and get amazing experience. I got refer by friend and get $800 bucks . You are new driver then use this - "ZOOM900". Lyft is new to my town and I liked very much, app is also convenient and getting lots of businesses from riders. Everyone is talking about lyft and want to use share drive rather than own car and pay insurance and gas on it. Getting rides from Hotel , school , hospital , pubs and churches and everywhere. My suggestion would be for new driver to don't reject ride request and go for everywhere. This will increase your rating and give more rides.158
Zoom and get $800 - "ZOOM500"
nickPeterson2017 on 8/15/2017
First of all , if you haven’t taken a ride yet make sure you use “ZOOM500” to get $800 off your first ride !! Enter it right before you register for a driver. Great decision by Left to make Driver a separate app, looking forward to more driver-exclusive features !!! I believe all the negative reviews here are fake.I’ve been using the driver app for a couple of weeks now and it has worked flawlessly. It’s lightweight and better app, it hasn’t crashed yet. Overall , this app runs much like the original Lyft app in Driver mode. The “return to Lyft” button doesn’t work inside of Waze. Please allow drivers who are online in the driver all to open the rider app to see how many drivers are in their area.It is nice to see so we know if we and riders are better served changing locations. Make the “Earnings” tab reflect our true earnings, NOT rider payments.It’s misleading since rider payments is higher then our earnings. All driver info should be accessible through Driver app. Yesterday missed two ride requests, the only thing came up was "you missed ride request" , no notification , no noise.
Get $800 surprise as new driver
NeoP007 on 8/14/2017
First of all welcome to Lyft and get amazing experience. I got refer by friend and get $800 bucks . You are new driver then use this - "ZOOM900". Lyft is new to my town and I liked very much, app is also convenient and getting lots of businesses from riders. Everyone is talking about lyft and want to use share drive rather than own car and pay insurance and gas on it. Getting rides from Hotel , school , hospital , pubs and churches and everywhere. My suggestion would be for new driver to don't reject ride request and go for everywhere. This will increase your rating and give more rides. 1419
Ridiculously bad
WesleyRian on 8/14/2017
I don't understand how their app could be so bad! It crashes all the time... That is- if you can even start the app without it claiming "poor connectivity" even with three bars. Lack of navigation in the app itself, yes there is a basic unclear map, but you can't even flip it if needed. You have to tap then tap and then swipe just to get the rider in the car and start the trip. Super inefficient and more chance of crashing. Dashboard seems to never work. And menus are unclear and sometimes duplicated. They are in the heart of this tech market in SF, but you'd never know it looking at their app.
Avoid Driving With Lyft
FBHKHAN on 8/14/2017
Beware!! If you care about your safety and your vehicle's safety avoid driving with Lyft at any cost. They have the most rude and violent passengers and top of that they do not take any liability for you or your vehicle's safety.
Destination Filter -- LIMITED (fix please)
kx11 on 8/13/2017
Electric Vehicles need to plan routes to electric chargers. Please, don't limit the Destination Filter. 🚘⚡️⛽️ With limited EV range, and shortage of charging stations, this feature keeps me online AND accepting rides with Lyft. I use this feature on Lyft frequently (more than Uber -- they limit it to 2 😜). You now limit it to 6 😱 Why? ALSO: SCHEDULED RIDES - Twice this morning, I was en route to two scheduled rides and the ride disappeared. Another Lyft driver showed up and took my scheduled ride... Lyft, please explain why I wasted almost two hours?
I love driving for Lyft - when their app works.
Tennis1235 on 8/12/2017
I'm a lyft driver, and I love it. However, periodically, the app has some breaking bug for some people, and Lyft takes their sweet time issuing an update. Right now I'm dealing with a bug that won't let me manually click "arrived" when I'm at the passengers location. So I either have to give a free ride, or convince / eventually argue with the customer to get out and request another. I'm doing this full time for right now, and this has affected my ability to work for a week now. One of the most unreliable apps out there right now, and its mind boggling.
Mcghkbdgchnjj on 8/12/2017
Putting Newark airport on a que was the worst idea ever. It's better for us to drive and get the trips. Passengers won't stop canceling and complaining BRing back the old way for drivers to see the surge percentage rates Drivers should get paid for their way back as well for longer trips
Current Version Broken
skylergrey on 8/12/2017
With every update comes some hiccups. The first problem I've encountered with this update is the pickup/ride notification sound playing non-stop en route to passengers. It mainly occurs when picking up Lyft Line rides. Also, just last night, my riders and I experienced glitchy pinpointing/location in which it did not properly show people the spot I was in. Seems like simple fixes. Hope it doesn't affect too many other drivers for too long.
First day driving for lyft-nightmare
Ducmaan748 on 8/12/2017
Well, I got myself certified to drive lyft today and was actually pretty excited to start driving. I pick up my first group of passengers, I'm nervous, but confident I can do well. I clicked that I had picked them up and it pops me out of the lyft app into the google maps app. From there it just turned haywire. It said their destination was 3 hours away. It was trying to get me to drive on the wrong side of the road and on foot paths. I started to panic a bit. Pulled over and closed google maps and went back into the lyft app to try again. It had the arrow pointing one way but me going to opposite direction. The passengers could tell something was up and decided to direct me. I tried picking up two more people with similar experiences as the first screw-up drive. I restarted my phone between drives and even popped out my sim to reseat it, thinking there was a problem with my phone, but that was not the case. I'm not sure what is going on, but I'm not looking forward to driving tomorrow. My passengers were pretty understanding today, but I'm not sure what will happen if I get a passenger that is less than understanding. I can't believe so many drivers are able to navigate using this app.
Changing people in mid pickup
@gijustinneil on 8/11/2017
Apparently you have to bad mouth the app here to be able talk to support.... after accepting a ride and going a few miles to the pick up the app changed customers/ locations of pickup in compete opposite direction and leaves no evidence of the 1st person you accepted to only have the magically new customer cancel with the combined time being over 5 mins.
Update Needed
Gabsssssssss on 8/11/2017
App keeps crashing could barely use it today. It is giving a better location match with my gps, though. 🤷🏽‍♀️
k-nEYEn on 8/11/2017
Many issues... I see my old post was deleted.. Dashboard doesn't work, long wait times, customers rate harshly, Didn't get enough rides to get the so-called $500 bonus, app takes forever from screen to screen, not the correct pay displayed, they don't cover window cracks(you will be deactivated), will not allow you to change photos without a hassle, it's ugly pink, today I just found out they have daily bonuses for some drivers and not others... Etc etc.. You name it.. I have never seen the screen with bonus options that another driver showed me and I have never had a bad experience with a rider so why was my ratings almost 4.6... I have treats water and sometimes snacks.. Must be some really cruel riders but back to Lyft having different standards for different drivers.. Shame on you!!! Everyone I'm sure would like an opportunity to make bonuses not just who you all have selected and benevolently chosen all mighty Lyft Goddesses!!
Register code
Rlslim on 8/11/2017
Hello, I just signed up to be Lyft driver and I didn't know about the $800 promotional code for signing up. So since my applications is still in process. Is there any way I can go back and apply this promotion code?
Lyft over Uber
Dee9733 on 8/11/2017
I drive with Lyft only now. Although at time the app doesn't always seem to have the best GPS for pick ups and drop offs I still will only drive with them. They make things easy and I can get paid instantly. Anytime I have a problem I email them and they immediately get back to me unlike uber.
Rental car
Cheetah2022 on 8/11/2017
After cost I'm making $3-4 hour, easy to get low rating from rider, then you get deactivated, gps keeps crashing, people eat in the car. In line rides if you do as stated by Lyft route and only follow gps, the people in car think you driving extra to charge them and rate you low and say your car is messy, when you are just follow protocol.
Loving This App!
erd0004 on 8/10/2017
Just started driving with Lyft - and I already love it. Great sign up incentives. If you use code LIZ241631 when you sign up, you will get $5 for EVERY RIDE you give in your first $30 days! Up to $500. This app is very helpful and easy to use. Straightforward to help you get the job done well.
User friendly features
Maria your 5-star driver on 8/10/2017
This app is so easy to use. I would like to see the destination I am dropping clients off at whenever I'm on Lyft app and I accept a ride.
I love Lyft
ShannonU216 on 8/10/2017
I love working for Lyft for the most part! Sometimes the signal gets a little lost but only maybe 1% of the time - 9 times out of 10 the app works perfectly fine.
Sexy Maryilyn on 8/10/2017
This will give you a bonus and credit for rides use maryelizibeth and you will see. The app crashes but has gotten better. Problem is that customers think 4 stars is good when in fact it's not. There needs to be a better rating system that's more fair to the drivers. As you see a four star rating on these review bring down the rating over all but when your trying your hardest out there and you see a 4.6 rating it's not good. Specially if your giving 5 star performance as I try to every single ride please Lyft figure a better way to rate the great drivers and get rid of the ones that don't speak English and are cab drivers trying to give us bad reputations as they are doing in Las Vegas NV. Remember use maryelizibeth for free rides and bonuses as a driver.
Horrible App
thegeb2909 on 8/10/2017
The app compared to Uber is horrible, first off the navigation always shows you driving away from yourself and you have to refresh instead of driving with you, next the app when accepting a ride shouldn't go out of the lyft app and into the google maps app, it should all stay in the same app, it crashes, it's not user friendly. Lyft look at Uber's and develop one the same. Also there's an issue with it crashing and not registering a ride and then your loosing money!
In desperate need of an upgrade!
Xena29 on 8/10/2017
It's very disappointing that Lyft has not fixed all the issues with this app since it's been performing horribly since Day 1 and this is how we make our money. Today the app kicked me out after only 3 rides and cited "poor network connectivity" when my phone was showing full bars and every other app was working seamlessly. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app but that did nothing. The app also crashes consistently during ride requests when it does recognize me. What a hot mess. I may have to stop driving for Lyft because of this even though I really love everything else about the company. :/
Built for Cab Drivers, not Community Members
BKJennings on 8/10/2017
The app used to be so much better. Agree with many of the posts below. Slow app, clunky, junky and bunk! Hard to download, Doesn't work well, stalls a lot, and when it finally does complete something it'll shut down during a ride.
Constantly drops connection with 5 bars LTE
S3KW on 8/9/2017
The app is horrible! It constantly drops the connection with full LTE signal. I've been waiting in the Denver Airport queue for over two hours. It lost the connection and put me in at the END of the queue with 100 drivers ahead of me! I sent a message to the "help" center and got no response. What a waste of my day!
Airport woes
Vel-rap on 8/9/2017
I arrived in queue at the airport, after maybe 40 minutes the app crashed and I was put at the back of queue! When I finally got back to the front (a total of 2 hours waiting) the gps had no clue where I was supposed to go and had me driving in circles until my pickup cancelled! I deleted immediately, I NEVER had these types of problems with the basic app!!!
What a Junky App after all these years
AJwestside on 8/9/2017
I've had it! I drive for Lyft because I enjoy the lyft community (passengers) and the money I make but the app performs horrible. I just don't understand what they're working on to improve this app at LFYT headquarters? The heat map for surging is terrible, the range request is absolutely the worst, their mileage calculation are off in rural locations. They need to drive for a few weeks and see what we have to deal with as drivers.
Poor customer service, Terrible Client Pick Up
Destins_£nvy on 8/8/2017
I drove for Lyft for less than a week, and I had countless people purposely try to set themselves up in harms way. I've driven with other services and never experienced people trying to get over like with Lyft; I don't recommend renting; driving; or even dealing with Lyft. Save yourself the trouble.
Shane one million on 8/8/2017
This app is totally silent. No notification noise whenever I receive a request, or a rider is added on a Line trip. I do not use a GPS mount as I think they are too distracting. Please make more notification sounds on future updates
Hope it gets better
Big daddy Jacob on 8/8/2017
This app is not good at just saying you need to fix way better I lost so much rides by using this driver app .
Haven't received enough ratings?!?
DD Ball on 8/7/2017
This app seriously needs some MAJOR cleanup or enhancement of the gps/connection. I constantly get errors and texts telling me I've lost connection to the Lyft servers and to relocate....and haven't moved for over an hour. Maybe it's because the Uber app is running simultaneously, but that needs help. Badly.
Update Killed App
Soncoman on 8/7/2017
Just updated the app to find it's no longer functional. Just sits there loading till it errors out. Do you guys really test these things before you release them?!
Not an efficient app.
Jpbellavance on 8/7/2017
I have not experienced all the bugs that others have but I suggest Lyft simply mimic the functionality of the Uber app which is far superior. This feels like a clunky half baked version. My pet peeve is having to jump in and out of the app for navigation. Uber works seamlessly inside the app while Lyft dumps you out to an external App for navigation. This requires less attention on the road as you are pushing buttons. Keep everything within one app and I will be happier. Maybe poach a few Uber developers?
This app it terrible 😒
nola_law1 on 8/7/2017
Poo af
Response time
dtive on 8/6/2017
You need more than 15 seconds to respond to a request; at least a minute would be better Drivers should also be able to take alternate routes and not follow that stupid line. Sometimes, there is construction or traffic to consider or the driver may actually know the area better.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Lyft, Inc.
  • Category: Travel
  • Released: May 08, 2017
  • Current Version Released: Aug 07, 2017
  • Version: 1001.16.3
  • Size: 94.9 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: English;