As the competition is growing everywhere and even in the industry of transport. In any transport service providers, there are different cabs or vehicles which provide the services. Sometimes it becomes difficult to identify the cab which is being booked by a rider. Rider needs to search here and there for the vehicle number in order to locate the cab.
This become cumbersome work for the rider and make both drivers as well as user irritated if it takes longer. For this most preferred transport provider had started the facility of uber beacon, which helps the rider to locate their cab.
About Uber Beacon
It is a device of uber icon which is there on the windshield of the uber cab. It is a new windshield which lights up and glows with the color as chosen by the riders in their uber app. In the crowded area or even during night, user could easily locate their cab with the color chosen by them in the uber app.
As both the color chosen as well as color on uber beacon would be the same. It has its own batter so the driver do not have to keep it charged or on charging every time. The charging of it would go for several hours and without any problem.
Installation of The Device
- It would be received by the driver in the box. Open it.
- Remove the paper which is there on the lid of box.
- Tear the transparent paper from it.
- Place it on the outside of the wind shield of vehicle.
- Get into the passenger seat of the car.
- Wipe the icon with the alcohol wipe.
- From the uber beacon remove the magnet by unwrapping it.
- Place the magnet on the icon and place on it for a few seconds till it attached to it.
- Remove the charger from the box and attach it to both car charger as well as beacon.
- Attach the uber beacon on the magnet.
- On your mobile visit uber.com/magnet.
- Put the serial number in the app which is at the bottom of the box.
- Now remove the paper from the wind shield.
- It is now ready to move on the road for the ride.
What to do if Uber Beacon Could Not Get Paired?
There are times when the Bluetooth is not open in the mobile. So go to the settings of the mobile and then turn on the Bluetooth. In case after opening Bluetooth, it does not get activated then follow these steps –
- Go to the uber partner app.
- Tap on the profile icon and open the account menu.
- Select Beacon and sync your device.
- In case the beacon is not available then visit the page uber.com/beacon in your mobile and tap on the install beacon.
- It would get installed and start working.
Things to Know About Uber Beacon
- Device gets charged within 3 hours or less than that.
- Depending on the usage of the device, it could work for around 8 to 12 hours when fully charged.
- Serial number of beacon is available at the lower side of the box only.
- There is no switch of on or off in the device.
- It will automatically on when the driver gets online on the uber partner app. When the driver is offline then beacon will also get turned off.
- During online it will show light otherwise, not even at the time of charging it would not show light.
With uber beacon, the trip of both drivers as well as rider becomes more convenient, especially at the time of high traffic or crowded place and at night.
Geri Bell says
Can you remove the beacon from the windshield when not in use?
Mohamed siraj says
My Uber beacon is pairing after android new version update on jan 28 2022
David Reynoso says
Hi my uber beacon is not in my uber app it suddenly disapeared is there anything I could do to get it back?
in my iPhone or Samsung s22ultra( android )when I open Uber app doesn’t show beacon drawer
Gary Doda says
My Beacon (with the LED display on back) suddenly stopped powering up. No front or back LED display whatsoever. Have tried replacing the cable and power sources still nothing. It appears to be dead. How can I get it repaired or replaced since I was apparently selected to test drive this device.