How Do I Send an Uber to Pick Someone Else Up?

If you have a friend or family member visiting or in need of a ride and you are not available, you can request an Uber lift for them from your smartphone. Using the mobile app, you can get a ride for your loved one without disrupting your schedule, frees you from dealing with traffic, and provides a needed service for all of you.

Uber is a well-known name in ride-sharing services, providing individuals with more options for transportation. You can request a ride from Uber for yourself or for someone else. How do you send an Uber to pick up someone else? You can learn more about Uber services by contact Uber customer support here, and below are the steps you can take to send and Uber to someone else.

Requesting an Uber for Someone Else

A Note Regarding Passenger Age

Requesting an Uber for someone else is limited to adult passengers. Any children riding in an Uber must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Uber's policy states that anyone under 18 cannot ride in an Uber without an adult; therefore, you cannot request a ride for your 16 or 17 year old (or younger teen). Drivers have the right to request ID from teens to determine if they are old enough.

If your friend or family member has a child that must be in a car seat or booster, the passenger may have to supply his or her own car seat or booster for the child.

Why You May Want to Request an Uber for Someone Else

There are several reasons you may want to request an Uber for someone else. These include:

  1. You have friends or family that are visiting but you will be at work when their flight arrives. You can request an Uber pick them up from the airport and transport them to your home or office.
  2. Avoid traffic and still spend time with your loved ones by letting someone else drive them to your home or office.
  3. You don't have to rearrange your schedule.
  4. Your family member or friend may not have a smartphone, and they need a ride. You can schedule one for them with your device and Uber app.
  5. Your friend may have been out and enjoyed a few too many drinks. Ordering an Uber for them can help your friend get home safely.

How to Order an Uber for Someone Else

To order an Uber for someone else, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Uber app on your smartphone
  2. Tap on "Where to?" to begin
  3. Enter the rider information in the app in the drop-down menu above the address box
  4. Enter all the rider's information
  5. The rider will receive updates from the driver such as estimated time of arrival, driver's name and details about the car allowing them to safely coordinate
  6. You can relax knowing your friend or family member is being taken care of

Requesting an Uber for someone else is as easy as getting an Uber lift of your own. For more information or assistance, contact Uber customer support here.

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