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Download and install Lyft on your Laptop or Desktop computer

If you want to install and use the Lyft 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 in the search bar and press Search. Click on Lyftapplication icon. A window of Lyft 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 Lyft 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 Software Features and Description

Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one! Use Lyft to travel to your destination and enjoy the best carpool of your life with our trusted and highly-rated drivers. Request a ride with the tap of a button and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes. Yes, it's that easy. EASY RIDE SHARING • Open the app and request a ride, • Our driver will be there to pick you up in minutes. • Get a ride and travel wherever you need to go – it’s as simple as that! TRAVEL THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK • See the cost of your ride in advance. • Pay for your ride directly within the app. DRIVE SAFELY • All Lyft drivers pass comprehensive background and DMV checks. • Rideshare drivers are rated by passengers and only the highest-rated drivers are allowed on the road. • Lyft provides a first-of-its-kind $1M liability insurance for total peace of mind. Join the millions who’ve taken 5-star rides. Find reliable transportation wherever you travel. Download and get a lift today! — What people are saying: "Ride-sharing programs like Lyft are providing commuters with less expensive and more social ways to get around. Users log into the app, specify where they’re heading, and a background-checked driver picks them up for less than a typical cab ride." - TODAY Show “Lyft is a real community — with both the drivers and riders being inherently social — making real friendships and saving money.” – Time "In a city where taxis can be scarce and… black town cars are rampant but expensive, Lyft has quickly gained visibility due to low prices and quirky branding." - Ad Age "Lyft's focus on the everyman has recently extended to the wildly successful Lyft Line carpool service aimed at commuters, which offers discounts of 30% to 60% for sharing a Lyft ride with others." - Fast Company — Prices vary based on market condition. By downloading the app, you agree to allow Lyft to collect your device's language settings.



Top Reviews

  • Misleading, messy and causes me to be late for work

    by serenityblue
    When I got a Lyft and the driver’s car smelled absolutely disgusting, like vomit, I reached out to customer service to ask for a refund. It’s been almost a week and no one has gotten back to me. It’s also ridiculous that there is no public number or email to reach out to. You can only get help through the app and then you have to answer questions about your problem so you can be directed to an FAQ kind of answer. You’d have to click a vague option to get directed to a page where you can write to customer service. But then you’ll probably never hear back. Today was the final straw. The map will show a few cars in my neighborhood and then when I request the ride, suddenly there’s only one car available and it’s all the way in a different borough. It says it’s 6 or 7 minutes away and then it keeps switching to “a different driver” who is also in a different borough every 2 minutes and then it’s another “7 minutes away.” It’s ridiculous that it would repeatedly connect me with drivers who are in different boroughs who aren’t actually willing to pick me up. This happens four times in a row and it needs to be fixed because I was going to be early for work and by the time I gave up on getting a Lyft and went with Uber instead, there was no way I could even get to work on time. With Uber, it said my ride was 4 minutes away and it actually came in 4 minutes instead of resetting over and over again with different drivers.
  • 50/50

    by Tiger K-The Krying King
    Lyft can be a fantastic experience or it can be a nightmare. A good portion of the time their drivers are fantastic. I use single rides mostly however their share rides, when I have time, I used to use. Not anymore. Be prepared to have the driver take you way out of the way before you get to your location. It’s s simple fix . The company mainframe algorithms should be programmed to pick up rides only going in your direction. I live in NYC. That wouldn’t be hard to do. Uber does this easily. Also, I’ve encountered hostile drivers and clueless drivers who have no idea where their going. I had a driver take me, on a single ride, to JFK and go from Williamsburg all around Queens the wrong way even after I told him the route to take . 50% of the time, Arrogant and clueless drivers. For some odd reason Uber has a better screening process for their driver and they are much better informed and trained drivers who don’t gave to rely on GPS alone to get you to your destination. Lyft should consider hiring seasoned ex-NYC Cabbies instead of Cats that have no experience. Would you hire a Plumber to do an Electrician job? No, you wouldn’t. I hope for Lyft sake they step up or I will cease to continue to use them. If they implement change , I’ll be happy to continue. And get a customer help line with live operators . Get with it !!!
  • Used to be better

    by durph22
    I don’t know what’s been going on with this app, but it has been absolutely frustrating and getting worse. Today I requested a pickup, and automatically it asks if I want to be picked up at work (I’m assuming because I request there a lot), but today I was a few blocks away so I had to adjust where I wanted to be picked up. I set my current location as pickup and confirmed it. I got a notification when the driver was a minute away, I check the app, and he’s at my work. The place I made sure it wasn’t set to pick me up. So I cancelled the ride, asked for the $5 cancellation fee to be reversed, and tried again. I TRIPLE checked that my location was set probably and yet, the driver was set to pick me up at work, the wrong location. This time however, I clicked “edit pickup” and dragged the curser directly over my location, DIRECTLY, over it, clicked confirm and suddenly the cursor automatically moves a block away from where I placed it and then won’t let me change again. So I had to call my driver and give him my own directions to find me. My 10 minute trip quickly turned into much longer. I never had these experiences with Lyft before but recently they’ve been happening so often it might just be worth it to take the bus.
  • Thanks to Lyft driver Chase Jones

    by Desto90
    Usually ride with Uber but after receiving the customer service I received from this gentleman that picked me up I will now be going through Lyft. He not only asked if I had the AC on me which in Texas it’s incredibly humid and hot so that important he also offered me a bottle of water from his ice chest so it was cool. He asked if there was a radio station I preferred instead of listen to the radio though we had great conversation he was a very safe driver and got me to myDestinations in a timely manner. If there is a way I could rate him higher I definitely would and if there is a way I can choose him as a driver again I would like to do that. I think left obviously those do a thorough check to pick their drivers and make sure they have customer service and like Uber. Are usually get weird vibes from the ride take it from Uber and feel like the drivers that are male hit on me and our inappropriate in the language they use this male. Was a gentleman and I was able to open up to a conversation about my husband and he was able to open up to a conversation about his wife I felt real comfortable because I am usually weary about male drivers but I felt completely safe driving with this driver very sweet guy.
  • Need an easier way to get receipts for expense reporting

    by kwadublin
    Been using Lyft for a while when it became my company’s preferred ride share provider. The service itself has been great. My gripe is the receipts you get. The email receipts you send after a ride are totally useless for expense reporting. The format you use doesn’t allow the payment info to print on the page. I even tried landscape mode and it still doesn’t work. You have a zillion business users. We need to attach receipts to expense reports electronically. PDF versions that are concise and under one page are what we need. As it is now, I’m forced to snap a photo/JPG on my phone and then convert it to PDF and then email it to myself. That’s nuts! The email you send takes 3 pages to print, and even then, the format doesn’t have the expense info on it because of the crazy formatting you use. I tried going to my account on your website and there is no ride history data to allow you to get a receipt there. You guys really put no thought into making this easy for business users. If I have to keep doing this I will probably just go back to Uber simply to get receipts easier. I’d gladly talk to anyone there about this. Thanks.
  • Lyft should give bonuses to their perfect drivers

    by GAC79145
    I have used Lyft & Uber and I can easily say I will never use Uber again not because the drivers are terrible but because the UBER platform is horrible. In fact I deleted that app because of poor customer service. Now to Lyft. The drivers are incredibly polite & happy. They seem to enjoy working for the company but one thing I wish the company would do is have some sort of incentives for their drivers rather than just take their percentage and forget about the drivers. After all it’s the drivers using their vehicles, fuel, insurance & phones. The least Lyft can do is match the tips the drivers get or give 50% bonus on top of tips. Doing this will just motivate the drivers to maybe add bottled water, keep their cars more clean or even get more frequent washes. Lyft, invest into your assets from one business owner to another. If not you will just be another Uber when Tesla comes out with their ride share company. Constantly strive to be better or you will fall behind in the game because right now all you are is a online platform taking a percentage from drivers who knocked out local cab drivers.
  • No watch app, inconsistencies and crapy promotions

    by Mom24monsters
    First, let’s address the fact that there still is no watch app. It was great when there was, and you would think that since the Apple Watch came out with the cellular version so that people wouldn’t have to have their phones with them at all times, Lyft would think about this and make it so that people wouldn’t have to have their phones as appendages, but apparently not. Lyft has move backward in time and regressed to only requiring phones. Then, no matter how many times I have updated my app, my app looks different than my husband’s, though we have the exact same phone. It doesn’t just look different, but I’m still stuck with that stupid gang sound that is so outdated. Lastly, if you’re going to give a 25 or 50% discount, then give a 25 or 50% discount, and that means on everything, don’t add the fees after the discount. Lyft could afford to eat 25 or 50% of the fees as well, making it less confusing when trying to figure it out. 25 or 50% usually means I only get a sixth off when i’m getting 25%, and a third off, when I get 50% off when doing the mathwhen you add in all the fees. Makes it hardly worth it to me. Makes me wonder what I fought for when fighting to get ridesharing here a few years ago.
  • Order process more confusing

    by Than Davenport
    I’ve been using Lyft for about 2 years now and it’s a fantastic service. The latest update has done wonders for the graphic identity of the brand and it looks especially good on my iPhone X, they’ve done a good job of integrating the notch into the design that makes the whole app feel purposeful and user friendly. One thing they changed, however, and have made much worse in my opinion. They changed the order sequence from ~dropoff lovation>pickup location>size select and confirmation~ to ~dropoff location>size select>pickup location and confirmation~ this has made the buying order process much more confusing even for an experienced Lyft rider. The final order screen should always have the approximate dropoff time and the expected cost on it, in my opinion. With the latest update the final order screen simply asks you where you’d like to be picked up and honestly this makes no sense to me. The last purple button before you’re charged doesn’t even say “order Lyft” it just says “confirm pickup” which has led me to accidentally order a Lyft when all I wanted to do was check approximate times and charges for a Lyft I would be taking later in the day. I think if this aspect were changed it would round out the app perfectly and make it deserving of 5 stars.
  • Rip off!

    by tgb35545864588
    Lyft no showed me twice in the same day. Each time I was outside waiting watching the app and how close the drivers were to me. Twice they came within 6 blocks from me and then the app stopped the drivers eta and routed me brand new drivers. Both times they started my arrival times all over while I was waiting outside( somewhat cold out). I’ve used the Lyft app for about a year. In that year I’ve missed my driver outside maybe 2-3 times. All times I was charged a $5.00 cancellation fee which seemed fair being I wasn’t outside when they arrived( they left). Now why on earth can the Lyft drivers then no show me and they don’t hold there drivers to the same standards they hold there customers to. My time is just as valuable as theirs. But apparently Lyft didn’t think so. I wasn’t given the 2 no show cancellation credits when they did it to me. Seems unreasonable that they can charge the customer a $5 dollar cancellation fee but we can’t get that same credit when they no show us. I’ll never use Lyft again. They wouldn’t even make it right either, instead they acknowledged the wrong and basically kept asking me the same thing over and over and over. Basically wanting me to just go away. I could care less about the money but it’s the principle. I’m a business owner and I can’t get away with screwing my customers over the way these guys do. Oh well I guess. I just downloaded the Uber app. Bye Lyft!
  • Don’t trust current location.

    by dntrcjjfil
    Several times lately I’ve found that if I didn’t specify where I was by entering an address the Lyft driver could not find me. I asked a Lyft driver, who had grown up in Seattle what the problem was. He suggested I always enter an exact address, even if I had to look it up in advance. I did that this morning and tonight and had a better experience. If we add inexperienced drivers in a location to the problem of the satellite location you can be texting with a driver who is on the other side of the block and doesn’t understand you are waiting at the front door of the hall “Town Hall” Seattle, Wa. Not only that but this morning I entered an address where I was at a diner and the program auto changed it to Coleman Dock 2-3 blocks away. What gives? I am writing on my husbands phone. I’m Dusty Collings. We are traveling together and we take turns calling Lyft. I think, & hope you can make some refinements to the experience. I don’t like having to pay for a driver who is in the wrong location and doesn’t want to drive around the block to pick me up. It wasn’t my fault and I had to pay the fee for standing him up. Not really fair. I have a walking disability and I try limit the number of steps I take. Thanks.


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