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Lyft for iOS

By Lyft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Dec 14, 2017

Lyft is a ridesharing app that enables you to book a ride from Lyft's community of drivers at an affordable rate.

Pros

Easy booking: Launch the app, enter your destination address (Lyft tracks your pickup location automatically!), your vehicle option, and then tap Set Pickup. Within minutes, you'll be on your way.

Various vehicle options: You can book a shared Line, a regular Lyft, a roomy Plus, a high-end Premier or Lux, or a roomy and high-end Lux SUV, depending on your needs.

Affordable shares: Lyft's cost-cutting Line option helps you save money -- 30 to 60 percent -- by pairing you with other passengers heading in your direction.

Plenty of safeguards: Lyft claims that all of its drivers must pass rigorous background and DMV checks. Drivers that get consistently poor ratings are barred from driving. Lyft also provides its own liability insurance (up to one million dollars) to protect passengers.

Cons

Prices can surge during high-demand periods: If a lot of riders are booking Lyfts at the same time, then the company raises rates to encourage more drivers to get on the clock by enabling them to charge more per ride.

Bottom Line

Lyft is a great way to get around town at a price that you can afford.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.45.3

Thanks for choosing Lyft! To make your rides even better, we update the app regularly. It's like housekeeping: squashing bugs, cleaning up code, and other small-but-mighty improvements.

General

Release October 9, 2017
Date Added October 9, 2017
Version 4.45.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,376
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Need a lift. Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. 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. Yep, it's that easy. Split the cost of a ride with friends. It's easy, fast, and secure. All Lyft drivers pass comprehensive background and DMV checks. 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. Download and take a ride 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. For Lyft drivers, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Prices vary based on market condition.