It doesn't matter if you're an Uber veteran or someone using it for the first time, the reality is you're getting in a car with a stranger -- something we've all learned not to do from an early age. This doesn't mean Uber isn't safe, it just means like in any situation you should be aware of your surroundings. The Uber app has a few built-in features to help ensure its riders make it home safely, but first lets look at a few other reasons Uber is a great option when you need a ride
Both Uber and Lyft allow you to add custom locations to make it easier to enter and remember frequently used destinations. On Lyft these are called "shortcuts," and on Uber they're called "Saved Places." Here's how to enter a shortcut on Lyft:
If you're participating in the recent #deleteUber protest, or you're just unsatisfied with the service and deleting the app from your device is not enough, you can completely close your Uber account by visiting the official Uber website.
With iOS 10 Apple has finally given app developers access to Siri via SiriKit, which should lead to the digital assistant being a whole lot more useful in the near future. Uber is among the early adopters that have integrated their apps with Siri, allowing you to order your ride simply by saying "Hey Siri" rather than opening the app and tapping and typing away. In order to use this feature you will need the Uber app and an account, then you will need to set it up to work with Siri. Here's how:
One of the major improvements introduced by iOS 10 is third-party app access to more native apps like Siri and Maps. Through extensions you can now access third-party apps directly from Maps instead of switching back and forth between apps, making it significantly more convenient for actions like ordering an Uber, making a restaurant reservation, reading reviews and more. Here's how to set up and use the Uber extension in your iPhone's Maps app: