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How To Change Destination In Uber (Normal and Scheduled Rides)

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Key Takeaways

  • Open the Uber app, select your ride, then click “Edit” to change the destination.
  • During the ride, inform your driver and update the destination in the app.
  • For pickup location changes, enter a new address or adjust the pin.
  • For scheduled rides, use the “Trips” menu to edit destination, time, or pickup.

How to Change Destination in Uber on Normal Rides

There are quite a few ways to change destinations in Uber when confirming immediate rides.

So, if you’ve just confirmed an on-the-spot ride and have realized that the destination is incorrect, be sure to check out the following options for changing your destination location.

How to Change a Destination Before a Ride

If you’d like to change your chosen destination before your Uber driver arrives, you’ll need to:

  • Open the Uber app.
  • Choose your upcoming ride.
  • Select the “Edit” option at the top of the screen (within the black bar).
  • Select the “Add or Change” option to the right of your originally chosen destination.
  • Input a new destination address.
  • Confirm and save these changes by choosing “OK” when prompted.
  • If your driver is already on the way to your pickup location, be sure to communicate the destination change by indicating them in the “Pickup Notes” or by selecting the black telephone icon to call your driver.

How to Change a Destination During a Ride

If you’d like to change your Uber destination after being picked up by your driver, you’ll need to:

  • Inform your driver of your destination change request and let them know the address of your new destination.
  • Open the Uber app.
  • Select your in-progress ride.
  • Select “Add or Change” listed beside your original destination address.
  • Enter your new destination.
  • Confirm these changes by selecting “OK” when prompted.

How to Change a Pickup Location

If you’d like to change the pickup location for your immediate Uber ride, you’ll need to:

  • Open the Uber app.
  • Select your upcoming trip.
  • Choose the “Edit” button within the black rectangle at the top of the screen.
  • Enter a new pickup location address or drag the pickup location pin to your preferred pickup location.

If your Uber driver has already reached the original pickup location, you can also call them to inform them that the pickup location is incorrect.

You can supply them with the correct pickup location.

How to Change Destination in Uber on Scheduled Rides

Changing a destination in Uber for scheduled rides might be a little simpler than changing the destination for current rides.

This is especially true of rides that are still several hours or days in the future. You can also change pickup location and time for scheduled rides!

How to Change a Pickup Location

To change a pickup location on a scheduled ride, you’ll want to:

  • Open the Uber app.
  • Open the settings by selecting the three black lines in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
  • Select the “Trips” icon.
  • Locate the drop-down menu next to “Your Trips.”
  • Select the drop-down menu and select “Upcoming.”
  • Find your upcoming scheduled Uber ride.
  • Select the pencil icon located to the left of your upcoming ride.
  • Enter a new pickup location address or move the pickup location pin to your preferred location.
  • Confirm and save the changes to your scheduled ride.
  • Exit the Uber app.

How to Change an Uber Pickup Time

To change an Uber pickup time on a scheduled ride, you’ll want to:

  • Open the Uber app.
  • Open the settings by selecting the three black lines in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
  • Select the “Trips” icon.
  • Locate the drop-down menu next to “Your Trips.”
  • Select the drop-down menu and select “Upcoming.”
  • Find your upcoming scheduled Uber ride.
  • Select the pencil icon located to the left of your upcoming ride.
  • Enter a new pickup time.
  • Confirm and save the changes to your scheduled ride.
  • Exit the Uber app.

How to Change a Destination in Uber

To change a destination in Uber, you’ll want to:

  • Open the Uber app.
  • Open the settings by selecting the three black lines in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
  • Select the “Trips” icon.
  • Locate the drop-down menu next to “Your Trips.”
  • Select the drop-down menu and select “Upcoming.”
  • Find your upcoming scheduled Uber ride.
  • Select the pencil icon located to the left of your upcoming ride.
  • Enter a new ride destination.
  • Confirm and save the changes to your scheduled ride.
  • Exit the Uber app.

Troubleshooting: Common Issues Encountered

Having trouble changing your destination or pickup location in Uber? Here are the most common reasons why you might encounter this issue, and what to do to solve the problem.

1. Unable to Modify Pickup Location

If you’re unable to modify your pickup location after confirming a ride, whether it’s repositioning the pin or altering the address, the fix is simple.

To update your pickup location, follow these steps:

  • Open the Uber app and go to your active ride details.
  • Click on “Edit” next to your current pickup location.
  • Now, you have the option to either drag the pin to a new location or enter a different pickup address manually.

2. Uber Pickup Location Not Updating

At times, Uber’s GPS-based location service might not accurately pinpoint your current location, which can be frustrating. This issue could arise due to:

  • The entered address being unrecognized.
  • No drivers available nearby.
  • GPS settings not enabled or optimized.

Fixing Location Issues

To resolve a pickup location error, identify the root cause first. Here are steps to tackle each scenario:

  • Verify Your Address: Make sure the pickup address entered in Uber is correct and recognized by the app.
  • Check GPS Settings: Your device’s GPS settings must allow Uber to access your location. For first-time users, if you’ve denied Uber access to your GPS, you can adjust this in your phone’s settings.
    • For iPhone Users: Go to Settings, find Uber in your app list, and adjust location settings to “While Using the App,” ensuring “Precise Location” is on.
    • For Android Users: Access Settings, go to “Apps,” find Uber, and adjust location permissions to enable GPS functionality.
  • Enhance Location Accuracy: Increase the accuracy of your pickup location through the Uber app settings:
    • Open Uber, go to Settings > Personal > Location, and make sure “High Accuracy” is turned on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Uber Charge for Changing Destination?

Uber allows destination changes without specific fees, but the final cost may adjust based on the new distance and duration.

A nearby altered destination might not significantly affect the price, while a farther one could increase the total ride cost. Consider this when modifying your destination during a ride.

Final Thoughts

Changing your Uber destination is relatively simple.

You’ll first want to communicate with your driver that you’d like to alter your destination. If the driver agrees to this change, you’ll then want to update your new destination via the Uber app.

Adding a stop to your trip is also a straightforward process. You’ll want to let your driver know that there will be an additional stop, then you’ll want to add that stop to your route via the Uber app.

If you enjoyed this guide, be sure to check out our related rideshare guides now!

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