How to help your Uber driver spot you and other helpful tips

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Finding your Uber in crowded situations like after a sporting event can be troublesome especially when it is dark. There are typically many ride share services in the same area making it hard to identify your personal driver. You can use the Uber Beacon to identify your driver and to help the driver identify you in a crowd where many people may also be waiting for rides. To activate your Beacon, tap the Uber logo in the lower right hand corner of the app after your ride has been selected. You can then use the color selector to choose a color to be displayed in your driver's window. After your preferred color is selected hold up your device when your driver is near. Your phone will display your color and help your driver identify you.

Another way to help your diver locate you is to share your location with him/her. To share your location with your driver, tap the toggle in the bottom right of the map screen. You can also enable the feature in Privacy Settings. Just tap the menu icon and navigate to Settings > Privacy Settings > Location, then tap "Share Live Location."

Sometimes you will need to change your pickup location after you request a ride. Here's how:

  1. Open the Uber app.
  2. Tap "Exit" next to your location.
  3. Type the new address, location or drag the pin within the grey circle on the map.
  4. Tap the "Confirm" button.

There are also two options to contact your driver. You can call him/her by tapping on the phone icon on the bottom left of the screen, or you can type a note in the section between the phone icon and Uber logo.