Uber is a private transport app that became popular due to its practicality. While running the app is all about racing requests, there are tips that can help you get the most out of the platform, available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. You can share the price of the race with friends, schedule trips, add places to favorites list and share the route in real time, among other features. Check out the following list for nine tips for optimizing your Uber experience.
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1. Bookmark places
Bookmark places to save time on Uber Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
If you make frequent trips to certain places, you can bookmark them to save time in requesting the race. Although Uber suggests destination locations based on the latest routes, the feature makes the process even faster. After the addition, you will no longer have to enter the address of your favorite restaurant or a friend's house, for example.
2. Request chargeback for unsuccessful trips
Request a review of the value of Uber trips that did not end at the final destination Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
When the driver does not finish the race as soon as the passenger gets off the vehicle and continues driving around the city, the final value of the trip can be extremely expensive. If this happens to you, I need not despair. On the race receipt, Uber has a specific section to report the problem. After the claim, the company contacts the passenger and reverses the excess amount.
3. Change driver rating
Edit Uber Driver Rating Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
Was it too rigid in an evaluation or gave you too many stars for a race that was not good? Correcting a driver's note for better or worse is very simple. Just open the race in question from the "Your Trips" menu and edit the rating. Remember that Uber drivers need to maintain an average of 4.6 points to continue providing the service.
4. Use a family profile
Create a family profile on Uber Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
The family profile is a feature that allows you to create a group of up to five members including the creator who can travel with the same credit card. Through the modality, the account administrator can track the races of the races made by each family member. In addition, the group owner receives notifications whenever the other users reach their final destination. It is noteworthy that family profile members need to accept the administrator's invitation to use this feature on their travels.
5. Share the race with a friend
Share the value of the Uber race with a friend Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
Are you going somewhere with your friends? Uber allows you to split the total price of the race with your contacts directly across the app, with charge on the credit card. With the feature, the value is fair to each, and all save on the comfort of a particular car.
The process can be done at the race request or during the trip, provided that the person confirms, in the Uber application itself, the value division. The feature is available for UberX and UberBlack modalities, and the company charges $ 0.60 for sharing.
Schedule Uber trips to save time and better plan Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Scheduling races is a useful alternative for those who need to take a flight or have a car waiting as soon as a meeting is over, for example. With the feature, the user avoids delays and can still save, as it is possible to test several different times to check which one has the most advantageous price range. To schedule a trip, simply tap the indicated icon and choose the date and time of departure. Uber allows you to schedule races up to 30 days in advance.
7. Share the route with friends
Access the path sharing tool in Uber Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
It is possible to track the progress of Uber's trip in real time. The app offers the option to share the route with friends and family, who will receive a link with the route map. In addition to working as a safety precaution, the feature is useful for people to know if it will take you too long to reach the final destination.
8. Edit Mobile Number
Keep your phone number always up to date on Uber Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
It is important to keep the phone number always up to date, as through it Uber drivers get in touch to inquire about the starting point or to report any delays. If you have changed your number, touch your profile photo to open your account information and edit it.
9. Order food on the way to destination
Order food on the way with Uber Eats Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
Are you hungry but still far from home? If Uber Eats is available in your city, you don't have to wait until you reach the final destination to order food. Integrated with Uber, the delivery app calculates how long it takes for the plate to be delivered after the trip is over and also allows you to track the order. In addition, payment is made with the same credit card registered in the transport application. To order food during the trip, simply open the race details and click on the corresponding option.
Via Business Insider and Reader's Digest