How to Download & Use the Lyft App | Beginner’s Guide

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1. Download the Lyft App

You’ll need to download the app from the appropriate app store according to the type of smartphone you own.

The app is free from both the AppleStore and PlayStore.

If you have never downloaded an app from an app store before then now is the time to learn.

The simple installation process on Android or iOS makes the experience a breeze and ensures you’ll continue to rely on transportation app technology in the future.


2. Install the Lyft Smartphone App

Once you navigate to the AppStore, make sure to sign in and click the install button to start the installation process on your smartphone.

The Lyft app is relatively small and shouldn’t take long to install.

You’ll need a smartphone with Android 4.3 Jellybean or higher for the app to work properly.

It’s also important to note that GPS is required to use the app.

A recent update of the Lyft app was released with material design.


3. Open the Lyft App

After the installation process, you’ll want to locate the pink balloon icon on the home screen of your phone.

Once you’ve opened up the app you can start the signup process.

We suggest using Facebook to login, which will make the process a bit quicker and easier.

Next, you’ll be prompted to enter your billing information for future rides.

4. Enter a Credit Code in the Payment Screen

View our video and guide on the next page for the best step-by-step instructions on how to redeem Lyft credit in the app.

Being able to try out the service with no out-of-pocket cost is a big deal for many who are looking to try out the new ridesharing technology.

Gather up your friends and family and go on a Lyft adventure in your town or city.

5. Request a Ride

Once you’ve completed the steps outlined above, it’s finally time to request your first Lyft ride.

Press the large teal button labeled, “Request Lyft” and a community driver will show up at your destination usually within 10 minutes.

Enjoy your Lyft experience and make sure to tip after your ride has been completed.


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