Lyft Driver

Lyft Driver for PC

Written by Lyft, Inc.

  • Release date: 2019-01-14
  • Current version: 1001.91.3
  • File size: 172.32 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Macintosh OS

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Download and install Lyft Driver on your Laptop or Desktop computer

4.5 Rating: 4.5 - 47,456 votes

If you want to install and use the Lyft Driver app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Lyft Driver in the search bar and press Search. Click on Lyft Driver application icon. A window of Lyft Driver on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use this app for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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Lyft Driver Software Features and Description

Download Lyft Driver, the app created just for drivers. WHY LYFT? FLEXIBLE HOURS Driving with Lyft is an easy way to earn money whenever you want. $500 MILLION IN TIPS, AND COUNTING Passengers are encouraged to tip in the app — and you keep the whole amount. HAPPY PASSENGERS The Lyft community is full of friendly people, passengers and drivers alike. ONE EASY APP Whether you’re checking local demand or working towards a bonus, the app has everything you need to earn more. NO CAR NEEDED With Lyft Express Drive, you don't need your own car to earn (available in select markets). ___ For Lyft drivers, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. By downloading the app, you agree to receive communications from Lyft, including push notifications; and (ii) to allow Lyft to collect your device's language settings. You can opt out of receiving push notifications through your device settings.

Top Reviews

  • Needs to think about drivers...

    By Vampy_Bampy
    Listen drivers need to be paid more or already paid to pick up the riders. I can’t keep driving 10-15 miles just to drive 2-5 minutes up the road. I’m losing money in gas. Come on someone people rely on this as a full time job or extra income. Taxi’s make a killing while we are scraping by...
  • No surge for destination mode. Mainly driving uber these days.

    By iSaber
    Lyft gives no surge pricing for drivers in destination mode. This made me mainly drive uber these days. Why take something away when everything was working well??
  • Newest update and now I can't connect

    By Brendsi
    I love driving for lyft and typically love their app but this latest update has left me unable to connect to the driver app. Regular app I can get into but this one will not load. This is my only source of income right now so on a Friday night this is s major blow to my income. I have reached out to lyft and was told they are aware of the issue and are working to fixit. I hope it happens soon. It's been almost 5 hours now that I've been trying to open the app Update: I reached out on Facebook to Lyft and was told that developers were working on a fix and hoped to have it fixed in a few hours. The next morning I was still unable to sign on and reached back out to Lyft and was given the same answer - developers are hoping to have a fix soon. In talking with another driver he asked if I had iPhone 5. I did. He advised that this was where the problem was happening was on iPhone 5’s. I was able to upgrade my phone and now the app is working perfectly. I wish that this had been communicated to me from the person I was in contact with at Lyft as I would have upgraded the same day and not lost out on a whole day of work. But, still a great company to work for just could have had better communication like an email sent out to drivers when they became aware of the issue.
  • Change Your Ways, Lyft

    By Ana Loves Disney
    I will start off with the good. I’ll admit, that Lyft passengers, for the most part, are pretty awesome compared to other rideshares. The culture that Lyft tries to emulate between driver and passenger is pretty cool. Now, the bad. At first, I thought driving for Lyft was pretty nice, that is until I started driving for Uber. You can see in tons of reviews left for the last few months that people have complained about the lack of a “night time” screen. You’d think this would be easy to fix, yet here we are and no night time screen. Next, Lyft pays their drivers horribly. I understood perhaps 2-3 years ago when they were still getting started up, but now they are basically on par with Uber and still paying drivers squat. Take anywhere from 40% to 60% overall while uber will take 20%-30%. Lastly, I gave notice something that has happened to me twice now. They will trick you into getting 45+ minute rides. The first time I fell for it. It said 43 minutes to destination and it needed up being over it. The second happened few nights ago, the ride said 38 minutes from Orange Country to Downtown LA. I know that it does not take that fast. Stop underestimating ETA and tell your drivers how actually long it is going to be (45+ minutes) before they accept the ride or change it to mileage, rides requests that are 25 miles+

Software Reviews

  • App won’t let my accept rides

    By ShakirraC
    I had a ride and I kept clicking it and it wouldn’t let me accept.. I’m very frustrated at this point because I just started driving a day ago and I feel like I’m not getting any request anymore because of the app
  • Bonus

    By feb2988
    Not fair that only drivers that rent a car get a weekly bonus, soon we get to the great area it disappears, and long trips for a little of nothing so we can't gain any money cuz it goes on gas.... Do we need to stop driving to get that ”we miss you email with $500 bonus to come bk ”
  • many drivers Chicago

    By JMontiel90
    Many drivers and it takes a long time to have a trip. most trips are $ 5 this company just as uber does not care how much we earn, they still hire drivers and as a result, the day is super slow with almost no work. not to mention that already the increased rate is never seen oh they are stealing it, a few years ago you worked a few hours and earned 200 oh 300 dollars. You and the uber company and damaged the market now is ultra congested
  • My pay

    By Niesyy
    Money was taking from my lyft account last week and it say pay out but doesn’t say where it went because it didn’t go to my account never had this happen. I was emailing with a guy but he stopped emailing . I’m guessing you guys don’t do call center anymore I mean where is the main office or something I need to contact someone with this concern!!
  • Lies Lies Lies

    By deamon519
    I was able to upload all the required documents to be a driver, but after one night of driving my account was deactivated. Originally they said it was because they received a bad driving record from SambaSafety(who I contacted and got a response saying they never sent my driving record to Lyft), then they said it was due to my expired drivers license(which doesn’t expire until 2022). Now they are stating that they received a bad driving record from the DMV and stated that I need to go check with them. I’m over it, they obviously don’t want any new drivers...There is no phone number to call for support! All correspondence is done through email.
  • Changed demand schedule function, rerouting

    By marcus listone
    Let me be clear, this is a rating and review of the APP, not my contracting position, not the company, the passengers or how much I get paid. For the most part I love those things. All except for the app. I drove into a parking structure to pick up a passenger and it assumed I went offline and routed another driver behind me. There was no way to call Lyft support because I didn’t have an active ride in the app. Only option available was email. Then when I went back in later calling was available again. The following are my most hated. Demand schedule***** In the previous iteration of the demand schedule one could more easily determine what time of day a bar in the demand graph was by tapping on it (though even then you could simply count over as each bar was worth only one hour) and it would tell you what time chunk that is. The new graphic is... different. They eliminated the tap time feature as well as more of the times listed at the bottom of the graph. The vertical bars that represent time chunks of demand are also less than one hour now. I actually think that’s sensible enough, telling someone the later half of the hour will drop off significantly is a nice heads up. That is if I could tell what time it is at all. There are only 4 times listed at the bottom of the graph and I can’t tell how much time each bar is worth. I cannot accurately determine their time value because the app apparently counts the time in between bars as well (there wasn’t space between the bars before.) Navigation**** Whether or not I have a passenger I shouldn't have to open google maps for directions and put Lyft in the background when Lyft has integrated google maps. That makes switching back to Lyft to accept passengers notifications slow, choppy and dangerous. And when you do implement non passenger navigation it shouldn’t just be part of destinations mode. I may be heading to a busy area to get calls, not going home for the night. Rerouting*** I know it must be done, another driver is closer and another passenger is closer to me, but when I’m rerouted several times at the same intersection, then I’m confused as to where I’m going. When that happens drivers may start paying more attention to their phone then the road. Don’t reroute a driver so many times in one second. There are other bugs but aside from what I’ve listed the app does its job, for the most part, and I get paid.
  • Heat Map Not Working In L.A.!! — 4 Ride $12 Streak Bonus Not Worth it

    By Dulce CaraBella
    Heat Map was not working during high demands at a Metallica concert on Los Angeles last night!! It was a nightmare. Please fix this. Thank you! Previous Review: Love Lyft. However, the 4 Ride $12 Streak Bonuses are Not Worth it! Lyft sends you 4 ride requests that only pay $2.62 each ride plus $12 bonus you only end up making $22! Additionally, I noticed that early morning the heated map areas are consistent in the L.A. area so this morning I decided to wake up at 5am and drive until 10am in an area that always seems to have high demands and Primetime from 25% - 150% on a rainy day, to my surprise the one day I decide to drive the map never indicated Primetime! Everyday I’ve watched this map and to my surprise the one morning I decide to drive it’s a no show??? Something just doesn’t feel right — Shared Rides = Waste of Time he Shared Rides option is such a waste of time and gas for drivers. Lyft makes more money on Shared Rides than the Driver’s which is understandable but the Driver’s don’t get paid during the time spent to pick up the additional passenger’s through the inefficient routes given therefore we end up losing time, gas, and money.
  • Little disappointment - 3 issues

    By Flying Hands to Praise God
    1. When it’s prime time, pink heat map does not stay longer to show which area it’s in the prime time frame in Winston-Salem, NC. It just shows up and disappears immediately. 2. GPS sometimes moves slowly and/or changes the routes slowly. It causes me to go u-turn to get back to the exact street. 3. Once in a while it happens to freeze when I tap to accept the ride request. I have to figure out how to get it back to function properly so I can tap “pick up ______” when the ride already gets in my vehicle. It embarrasses me sometimes to see the ride wait for me to go drive.
  • Know what you’re getting into

    By martmusico
    While the ability to make money in this manner is appreciated, there are some ongoing issues: • There’s no dark/night mode, so the bright phone can blind you from seeing curbs and ditches while turning in poorly lit areas at night, and animals that may run in front of your vehicle at night. • If there’s no “human” icon for the passenger at the mapped pickup location (usually there is), it could be because the waiting passengers don’t know where they are and could actually be blocks or miles away (which could be due to inebriation or actually just being unfamiliar with the area). Icon for passenger location is usually reliable, so “zoom out” on the map to see where they really are if you choose to still pick up such a passenger. • App can be mysteriously buggy when reporting passenger-caused damage, meaning your report can just disappear after you press Submit, with no confirmation available from Lyft Support. This reviewer suspects that this is because Lyft doesn’t want to deal with passenger damage claims, or perhaps they think some claims are frivolous, so they make you call it in or make the reporting via the app difficult. (This is not unlike filing a claim that an insurance carrier does that want to pay so they’ll initially reject it several times to see if you’ll just drop your claim/complaint. Persist!) Strongly recommend you snap clear photos of your vehicle before riders enter your vehicle and after they exit so you know which rider caused damage. Frequent damage include backpack and duffle bag appendages that scratch your seat or area near the car door. • Lyft auto insurance covers collision damages you once you have accepted a ride and are headed to pick up passengers, and when passengers are in your vehicle. Lyft *does not* cover collision damages if you are returning to your home area after you have just dropped off a passenger in a rural area 30+ miles outside the city and a large animal runs out of the woods in front of you. (Refer back to my “no night mode” comment.) Check to make sure you have sufficient auto insurance including rental vehicle coverage for any such instances. • Frequently during peak demand, Lyft adds riders to ‘queue’ while Driver already has a regular, non-Shared passenger in the car, without allowing the Driver to reject. This is less of an issue in Jan 2019, but several months ago Lyft paid bonuses based on rides given during Peak Hours, and they would rob Drivers of Peak Hours rides by adding passengers in this manner just before the start of Peak Hours and thereby “gyp” the Driver out of that ride being counted towards the bonus.
  • Is ight

    By P1Toledo
    This app is good and all but it freezes my iPad all the time at first I thought the iPad was the problem but it also happens with my phone