By Uber Technologies, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Uber is a ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes – day or night. There’s no need to park or wait for a taxi or bus. With Uber, you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit card or cash (in selected cities only).
Whether you’re going to the airport or across town, there’s an Uber for every occasion. Uber is available in more than 500 cities worldwide – download the app and take your first trip today.
Requesting your Uber is easy – here’s how it works:
- Just open the app and tell us where you want to go.
- The app uses your location so your driver knows where to pick you up.
- You’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map.
- Payment can be made by credit card, cash (in selected cities only), Apple Pay, PayPal and more.
- After the ride, you can rate your driver and provide feedback to help us improve the Uber experience. You’ll also get a receipt by email.
Need a simple way to get from A to B quickly? Take uberX, our most affordable option for individual travel.
Want to save money on your ride? Take uberPOOL – you’ll travel with other riders heading in the same direction, and enjoy a lower fare.
Want a more exclusive experience? Take a high-end vehicle with UberBLACK. And there are even more options – whether you’re travelling with a big group or need a vehicle with accessibility features.
See if Uber is available in your city at https://www.uber.com/cities
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Got a question? Visit uber.com/help.
Note: continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 3.275.10000
More control over when you share your location with Uber. Now you can choose between “While Using the App,” “Always,” and “Never” in your location settings.
Can’t cope with tunnels
I use Uber quite a lot and the service is fine, but it seems to really struggle generating an accurate fare when the journey involves going through a tunnel. When it loses GPS signal, rather than assuming that your journey will simply continue along the road you were previously on like any normal in-car satnav device until it picks up a signal again, it seems to fall back on using cell tower data to work out where you are. This results in wildly inaccurate charges as the vehicle track that comes through with the receipt shows you made a sudden jump to somewhere several miles away from where you actually travelled, went round in bizarrely shaped circles etc.
After a bit of back and forth with Uber customer services they’ll manually adjust this to remove the excess “distance” you get charged, but really it shouldn’t be happening in the first place - but as of 2018 this glitch still exists in the pricing algorithm.
Was once great...
I’ve had the app for a while and it was always great, especially getting me back from work after long shifts or after a night out. However, recently, there has just been problems after problems and I try to avoid using it as much as I can.
You get charged for cancelling, even if you’ve been stood there for over half an hour waiting for the taxi to show up. You get money taken off you for a trip you never made! It’s ridiculous! I’ve had it happen even when my app has frozen (which has also happened a few times so beware) and I’ve been charged for their technology failing me.
Also drivers rating customers is awful! I now constantly have to check my own rating to see if I have a chance of getting a taxi within a half hour or not! If customers are that bad you need ratings for us, then make drivers fill out a complaint form as we customers would have to do, and ban the bad customers from the app or service for a while! But not ratings because we can get marked down for stupid things like not talking enough or talking too much or having earphones in or other silly little things like that!
So in short, the app freezes sometimes, you get charged for cancelling or for the driver cancelling on you, and you get rated over stupid little things. Download this at your own risk.
Every trip has been completely stress free and straight forward. Love the way that it’s paid via PayPal, so there’s no worries about having the right change (apart from that I like to give a couple of quid cash tip), and I love being able to adjust my location (even when the driver is on route) to a less congested pickup point. I also love being able to see on the app the vehicle it’s reg and where it is on the map. It even gives the minutes as they count down to the pickup, how cool is that. On top of all that it’s always cheaper than regular cab firms, sometimes less than half especially after midnight when cab firms really take the p.!!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: 11 December 2017
- Version: 3.275.10000
- Size: 281 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
- Developer: Uber Technologies, Inc.
- © Uber Technologies Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.