Introducing BYOD for Driver Partners

At Uber we are constantly looking to improve the experience for driver partners, inside the app and out. Today, we are rolling out our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for driver partners in select cities nationwide, including Boston, Charlotte and San Francisco.

We’ve heard a lot from partner drivers who want to be able to use their own smartphone on Uber. Now, with a dedicated driver app that driver partners can download directly onto their personal device, BYOD offers another flexible, seamless way for driver partners to work with Uber. For new Uber partner drivers, BYOD helps get driver partners on the road more quickly.  Existing driver partners have a choice to keep their Uber device or switch to their own personal phone.

Our goal is to offer a convenient and seamless experience for driver partners every step of the way and BYOD adds flexibility and choice to the driver experience. This is just another way in which we are listening to our partners and improving our platform so that both drivers and riders can benefit from a truly Uber experience.


Is BYOD mandatory now?

We believe choice is a beautiful thing. Drivers will always have the option to receive an Uber device or use a personal device – whatever works best for them.

What phones qualify?  

As of June 1, BYOD is now available to anyone with an iPhone 4S running iOS 7 or above, as well as anyone with an Android device running Android 4.0 or above.

If driver partners take the BYOD option will they still be charged $10 a week for data plan?

No, they will not be charged for the weekly data plan by Uber if they use their personal device to run the Uber app.