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Can I use Uber or Lyft using my iPad or other tablets?

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Anonymous
3455 Rider Driver Driver
 Posted 4 years, 6 months ago

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    NonActive
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     4 years ago

    I own an Ipad 2 (about five years old) and a flip-phone.  I can use the Uber app on my Ipad but the Lyft app refuses to download from the App store ("requires iOS 10 or later").  So, I CANNOT get Lyft on my iPad even though I prefer that service to Uber. 

    C'mon, Lyft, you should work to make your superior service universally available!  Otherwise, you are just giving business away to Uber!

    I think that Lyft is a more ethical company than Uber, so I'd use it if I could.  Currently, not possible. 

    -- Ed Fischer

       Philadelphia, PA

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      fpressly
      4086 Rider Driver
       3 years ago  (edited 3 years ago)

      Apple has announced the hardware support list for iOS 10, the next version of its smartphone and tablet OS that will be released in beta form soon and in final form later this year. After a surprising stay of execution last year, it looks like Apple is set to stop providing updates for a fair handful of older devices: the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the original iPad Mini, the 3rd-generation iPad, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

      Here's the full list of supported hardware:

      • iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, and SE.
      • iPad 4, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.
      • Both iPad Pros.
      • iPad Mini 2 and newer.
      • Sixth-generation iPod Touch.


      All the dropped devices have something in common: some version of the Apple A5 SoC. The A5 has been actively supported for longer than any of Apple's other chips to date; it was originally included in the iPad 2 in March of 2011, the last hardware launched by Steve Jobs before he passed away in October of that year. It later made its way into the iPhone 4S,…

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      Apple has announced the hardware support list for iOS 10, the next version of its smartphone and tablet OS that will be released in beta form soon and in final form later this year. After a surprising stay of execution last year, it looks like Apple is set to stop providing updates for a fair handful of older devices: the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the original iPad Mini, the 3rd-generation iPad, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

      Here's the full list of supported hardware:

      • iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, and SE.
      • iPad 4, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.
      • Both iPad Pros.
      • iPad Mini 2 and newer.
      • Sixth-generation iPod Touch.


      All the dropped devices have something in common: some version of the Apple A5 SoC. The A5 has been actively supported for longer than any of Apple's other chips to date; it was originally included in the iPad 2 in March of 2011, the last hardware launched by Steve Jobs before he passed away in October of that year. It later made its way into the iPhone 4S, and it was added to the fifth-generation iPod Touch and the iPad Mini in 2012. The first Retina iPad used a faster A5X variant, and the the third-generation Apple TV used a version with a single CPU core (Apple dropped support for that Apple TV box last year).

      Recent iOS updates have made the A5 feel its age and there was a substantial number of features in iOS 7, 8, and 9 that these gadgets couldn't handle, but that's an unheard of level of support in the fast-moving mobile industry no matter what platform you're talking about.

      The Apple A6 family in the iPhone 5 and 5C and iPad 4 are the last supported 32-bit SoCs in the iPhone and iPad ecosystem. Presumably iOS 11 will be the first to be all-64-bit across all hardware and devices.

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        NonActive
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         3 years ago

        This answer is, unfortunately, uninformed.  Apple stopped updating the OS on iPad 2's with iOS version 9.3.5.  Because Lyft's app won't install on iPads with the older iOS, there is no way to use Lyft on an iPad 2.

        -- Ed Fischer

            Philadelphia, PA

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      GeorgeCCromwell
      129
       4 years ago

      I am one of those people who refuse to update the iOS in fear it'll slow down the iPhone.  I got a iPhone 6 on iOS 9 and Lyft works fine. Is your iPad on a iOS before 9?

      I'm starting to get left behind with 9. Slowly more and more apps cease to work...

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    HemiDodge
    362
     4 years ago

    The fact you cannot contact the riders as easily is a deal killer.  save it for the GPS.

    Do people really have an iPad but not an iPhone?

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      JudgeItoh
      205
       4 years ago

      I have iPad mounted on the dash for GPS purposes.  For safety, I try to keep my iPhone in my pocket. So.it'd be nice to use Uber on the iPad, right? 

      There's a reason people ask these questions.  Stop assuming

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      CaptainChampion
      127
       4 years ago