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Discussion in 'Advice' started by aarondavid1010, May 13, 2018.

  1. I am new to Uber and the other day i had some trips and I pressed navigation. i was already being directed and after awhile the direction arrows and metres left went away . And i got messed up. What does the navigation button do and why did the arrows go away?

    Thanks
     
  2. Uber Crack

    Uber Crack

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Bottom right of the app click your acc.
    Next go to settings.
    Check what navigation you want to use
    Uber, Google maps, ways etc
    When you start the ride hit the navigation bar and the one you chose will take over your ride screen.
    I personally prefer Google.
    You can experiment and see what works best for you.
    When you get to the location of the pick up the nav goes back to uber automatically.
     
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  3. Unless you use an iphone.. In that case you must manually switch back to the Uber app..
     
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  4. reg barclay

    reg barclay Moderator

    Location:
    rockland/westchester NY, new jersey
    Driving:
    UberX
    Like Uber Crack said, you can change your default navigation settings in the Uber app. I have mine set to Waze. On my phone (Android) this is how it works: After I hit accept/start trip, the Uber app will automatically show its own navigation to the riders location/destination. If I hit the navigation button it will open Waze in a new window and automatically enter the address shown in the Uber app into Waze. It should work the same if you set Google Maps as default. I don't know what the navigation button does if you set Uber nav as default.
     
  5. is there a reason waze didnt come up as an option?
     
  6. dnlbaboof

    dnlbaboof

    Location:
    usa
    uber nav is the best, its all built in, , google maps takes too long to calibrate
     
  7. not if the arrows and metres disappear when i press navigate. Was the question
     
  8. dnlbaboof

    dnlbaboof

    Location:
    usa
    sounds like you might have a slow connection, disable wifi and do a speedtest, the arrows shouldnt dissapear
     
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    Uber Crack

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Perhaps you have to first download waze and have it in your phone Idk. I'm just a Google girl :) if I didn't have it I wouldn't be able to uber. I don't get along with the uber nav. I tied waze a while ago but couldn't dig it though lots of people love it :rolleyes:
     
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  10. reg barclay

    reg barclay Moderator

    Location:
    rockland/westchester NY, new jersey
    Driving:
    UberX
    AFAIK neither Google Maps or Waze will show up unless they're in the phone already.
     
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  11. What was it about it? If you dont mind. Also did you find google is slower to calculate than uber app?
     
  12. Uber Crack

    Uber Crack

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Uber nav may be improved now, but it used to be clueless in my market. It wouldn't show turns in time sometimes (a lag). It would suggest turns onto one way streets that weren't possible. I couldn't see where I was going in advance like I can on Google.

    We have major freeway interchanges here. Uber nav would say "take 50 west" then when I got on the interchange it would show "50 east". At that point it would be unsafe to suddenly change lanes. I tried to pan out on the uber nav and it wouldn't let me.

    Twice I asked uber to refund riders due to navigation on freeway errors. It's all good and well to refund people's money but how do you refund their valuable time? (this was before up front pricing) One time support didn't refund my rider.

    Finally, the font size and boldness on the top left where it runs down how many miles til the next turn - I can't see it clearly and I can on Google.

    If you're using uber nav and not having any problems with it, by all means use it.

    Yes it takes 15-45 seconds for Google maps to load when I first hit nav. I have got in the habit of hitting it asap once I've established I have the right rider(s). It wasn't that long before, only the past few months, not sure why.
    If it takes a while I tell the riders, "I'm just waiting for the GPS to load, which way should we start going?" At pick up, the uber pick up page does show the initial direction which is great. Often that's all I need.

    I think, experiment and see what works for you on your phone in your market with your eyesight. :)
     
  13. In my market even on uber nav the map might spin for nearly a minute while it calibrates.
     
  14. yes thats what happened to me on my second day. SO i guess it hasnt improved. Thank you

    I guess you found the same problem with waze.

    Thanks alot
     
  15. dnlbaboof

    dnlbaboof

    Location:
    usa
    waze and uber nav caibrate much faster, google maps takes a while esp for auto added pools
     
  16. henrygates

    henrygates

    Location:
    TX
    Driving:
    UberXL
    If I understand the question correctly you must have moved the map. You can zoom or rotate the map while on a trip and then the navigate button appears to get you back to forward-facing-up. If you don't touch it for a few seconds it will automatically do it.
     
  17. Today i used google maps and didnt get hardly any pings. have you noticed or heard anything like this?

    another silly question. When getting a call its shows mins away then below its shows distance. Is that the distance to rider or the riders destination distance. I havent done enough trips to really look or tally. I may have ignored one today I shouldnt have
     
  18. Uber Crack

    Uber Crack

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    The map you use won't affect pings in any way. At least, I've never heard of such a thing (but I'm always on board with any paranoias haha :D) I very seriously doubt it though. Sometimes pings are fewer because of time of day, location, other drivers out there etc.

    When getting a ping, it's the time and distance to pick up. We never get a clue of the destination until we hit start trip.
     
  19. Ok but if i get no pings next time there's something going on. Uber does say uber "recommended" probably for a reason lol. I really hate the uber app like we talked about


    Thankya
     
  20. Wow is all I can say.

    Wow.
     

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