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Tap to accept next request

deesto

Active Member
I keep my iphone on silent/vibrate, so that I get notified with a soft vibration for when email notifications and texts come through, or when errands or my wife calls (if on the job, i usually reject all calls, but this way my phone is not constantly pinging sounds, and ringing out loud bothering the client/customer - but also as i prefer to have a bit more privacy for myself this way).

So I have a bluetooth headset to route audio/navigation instructions, and "mute" my iphone loudspeaker (but NOT all the audio) with the slide iPhone canceller button..

The problem is that as my attention is focused on the road, and because the phone is on silent, whilst navigating through Google Maps/Waze, the tap for next ride request notification only comes in silent/visually (i don't think it even triggers a vibrate buzz)? - so more often than not I miss them, or catch them too late.. they are also such a small banner that it is hard to press tap to accept them - very fiddly... but i digress with the latter.

Does anyone know how to keep the phone on silent this way but get these secondary notifications/alerts WITH SOUND, and as per app? Or is that an iPhone "feature"? The Do not Disturb Me option, i think would be too destructive, and i would miss seeing the calls from my wife or other errands as well (can't add "safe" unblocked numbers from the bank for example, as they always dial in with no ID or with random number)..

Any ideas?

There's a vibrate on alert option in the ACCESSIBILITY menu, which I've just turned on, and just realised it exists - so I'll trial this out, to see if it will vibrate whilst the uber Driver app is on the background.. but ideally this would produce sound as well, like when i receive a call or mail and the phone is on silent, the audio still gets routed to my ear piece, but cancelled on the loudspeaker
 

uberak

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Same here over the last few weeks I never hear the ping if put the phone on silent so what I do is just put ringer volume down. I thin is to do whith Uber updates.
 

-JR-

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Never accept a job whilst on a job mate unless you are out in the middle of no where

Exactly, this is a surge killer.

More importantly however is that Uber pax these days are too stupid to understand that you are still completing a job.

They'll wonder why you are taking a non-direct route to their location and mark you down for poor pickup.

Heaven forbid you have to drive a couple blocks in the opposite direction to drop off your current pax.

Worst-case is when you have to drive past them standing in the road. They are too stupid to see that there are passengers on board and will try to flag you down!
 
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deesto

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I've never had any issues like any of the posters above... only the fact I miss them because of no sound. So I must be missing something... I would say if you accept next trip request, you make more $$ in the long run, as the job is already there to drive to, without you having to wait for a new request, which may or may not come soon enough. Who cares about ratings (within reason, of course)? If the customer asks, I always explain I was finishing another job... and for the most part they tell me their app advised them of so anyways - so it is more of a curiosity comment than a complaint.

Equally I'v had these come through at surge pricing. So why say they are surge killers? Doesn't affect the amount of demand/supply in all logic I can think of.
 

-JR-

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I've never had any issues like any of the posters above... only the fact I miss them because of no sound. So I must be missing something... I would say if you accept next trip request, you make more $$ in the long run, as the job is already there to drive to, without you having to wait for a new request, which may or may not come soon enough. Who cares about ratings (within reason, of course)? If the customer asks, I always explain I was finishing another job... and for the most part they tell me their app advised them of so anyways - so it is more of a curiosity comment than a complaint.

Equally I'v had these come through at surge pricing. So why say they are surge killers? Doesn't affect the amount of demand/supply in all logic I can think of.

If you accept a staked job, you lose the opportunity to see the surge map on the home screen.

You could be sent a non-surge or low surge job despite being smack dab in the middle of a high surge zone.
 

deesto

Active Member
If you accept a staked job, you lose the opportunity to see the surge map on the home screen.

You could be sent a non-surge or low surge job despite being smack dab in the middle of a high surge zone.

Do you honestly think that by seeing the map you are going to better what Uber wants to give you? I've been in surge areas of x2 and still gotten zero surge jobs. Also, what makes you think that driving towards these areas will guarantee that they will stay on surged by the time you reach them? Like I said, maybe I'm missing something, but I still believe it's a lot quicker and more profitable to accept your next request. Time wasted is money you lose :wink:! But each to their own. I'm happy taking the trips you reject, as whilst I'm already making money, you are still waiting for that ever elusive surge or the next trip request.
 

-JR-

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Do you honestly think that by seeing the map you are going to better what Uber wants to give you? I've been in surge areas of x2 and still gotten zero surge jobs. Also, what makes you think that driving towards these areas will guarantee that they will stay on surged by the time you reach them? Like I said, maybe I'm missing something, but I still believe it's a lot quicker and more profitable to accept your next request. Time wasted is money you lose :wink:! But each to their own. I'm happy taking the trips you reject, as whilst I'm already making money, you are still waiting for that ever elusive surge or the next trip request.

You will only get it when you get it.

When it happens to you that you're sent a non/low surge job and you ignore it.

Then you're sent an extremely low rated passenger and you ignore it.

Then you're sent a job 12+ minutes away and you ignore it.

Then you get a sweet job just around the corner, on high surge going a considerable distance.

Then and only then will you understand that you wouldn't have got that job had you accepted the first one.

Also, it's BECAUSE the algorithm doesn't want you to get all the cream jobs (not that such a thing even exists on Uber) that you MUSTN'T just blindly accept everything they ping your way.

If you've just completed a decent job, you're no longer in the algorithm's good graces. It's not WANTING you to score again as they are other more deserving or needy drivers in your area.

But the algorithm is limited by its need to actually dispatch work. So the other drivers in the area that are in need, have made less money and have been sitting idle for longer will only be sent a less profitable trip AFTER you have been given first refusal.

Use two phones. Have the rider app open and see where the other cars are.

The algorithm will be forced to bounce those jobs you've ignored to those cars and you can watch them disappear.

After you've let a few scraps go, then try accepting a job.

Do this for a shift then tell me if it's still better your way :-)
 

Durranee

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I do mostly accept jobs while with pax BUT soon as I complete the first job I check for surge in my personal phone, if it's on then the other job gets cancelled immediately lol.

Sorry not sorry.
 

-JR-

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I do mostly accept jobs while with pax BUT soon as I complete the first job I check for surge in my personal phone, if it's on then the other job gets cancelled immediately lol.

Sorry not sorry.

Only the driver app home screen will tell you WHERE the surge is, by what multiplier and where you are in relation to that surge.

The rider app will just confirm whether there are higher prices at your location.

It won't let you know that it's surging even one street away.
 

Durranee

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Only the driver app home screen will tell you WHERE the surge is, by what multiplier and where you are in relation to that surge.

The rider app will just confirm whether there are higher prices at your location.

It won't let you know that it's surging even one street away.

I know.
I have drivers app in my other phone too.
 

NapsterSA

Active Member
No one answered the question. I too have this issue with my iPhone while in a ride with Waze up front. I get a small silent drop down for a couple of secs prompting me to tap to accept. If I happen to see it, I never do that, but instead, I double tap the home button and bring up Uber to see the ping info.

So the question remains about how to get sound for these stacked pings with Waze open for Nav in the front.
 

Yummy

Member
No one answered the question. I too have this issue with my iPhone while in a ride with Waze up front. I get a small silent drop down for a couple of secs prompting me to tap to accept. If I happen to see it, I never do that, but instead, I double tap the home button and bring up Uber to see the ping info.

So the question remains about how to get sound for these stacked pings with Waze open for Nav in the front.

Try this, it works for me. Go to settings/Notifications/UBER /allow notifications/allow sounds etc.

Hope this helps.
 

The Ping!

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I've never had any issues like any of the posters above... only the fact I miss them because of no sound. So I must be missing something... I would say if you accept next trip request, you make more $$ in the long run, as the job is already there to drive to, without you having to wait for a new request, which may or may not come soon enough. Who cares about ratings (within reason, of course)? If the customer asks, I always explain I was finishing another job... and for the most part they tell me their app advised them of so anyways - so it is more of a curiosity comment than a complaint.

Equally I'v had these come through at surge pricing. So why say they are surge killers? Doesn't affect the amount of demand/supply in all logic I can think of.
I’ve been told by pax that they get massages saying u are finishing a drop when they accept the ride so don’t see why they should complain if it take longer than normal.
 

-JR-

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I’ve been told by pax that they get massages saying u are finishing a drop when they accept the ride so don’t see why they should complain if it take longer than normal.

That will depend on how up-to-date each pax's rider app is.

Uber don't insist riders update.

Some older versions of the rider app are still out there.

Some pax were still using a version so old that they do not need to enter a destination FFS.
 

yourmate

Member
Do this for a shift then tell me if it's still better your way :smiles:

I will definitely try this when I do Uber next time. Interesting approach :smiles:

On second thoughts one question though...
Won't you have problems because of low confirmation rate?
 
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