Your phone settings can have a big impact on the strength of your cell signal.
Update these settings to improve your reception:
Close any extra apps: The Lyft app might not get enough data to run correctly if you have other apps open.
Turn off Wi-Fi: If your phone auto-connects to a Wi-Fi hotspot, it'll try to run on Wi-Fi instead of data. This slows down your connectivity, so turn off Wi-Fi while you’re using the app.
Turn off Background App Refresh: Some apps check for updates even when you don't have them open. Background App Refresh can drain your data. You can turn it off in your phone’s settings or change it to only refresh on Wi-Fi.
A quick internet search can help you find out how to do each of these steps (for both iPhones and Android phones). You can also visit your cell provider’s store for help.