As of September 2017, we're changing Amp eligibility requirements. For the most updated requirements and to see if your region is eligible, check the 'Amp' tab in the Lyft Driver app.
Amp is an emblem to enhance your ride experience and energize the Lyft community.
- About Amp
- Cities with Amp
- How to get your Amp
- How to pair Amp
- How to turn on and off
- How to install
- About battery life
- Pro tips & troubleshooting
Amp is Lyft's front emblem for drivers who are eligible. If Amp isn't available in your city yet or you're still working to meet the requirements, no worries! Use your old emblem when giving rides.
Amp sends a message to greet riders when you pick them up, but you won't be able to change what these messages say. This helps keep rides smooth and safe.
Amp will also display New Ride when you receive a ride request. Read more details about Amp.
Heads up: provincial and local regulations may require you to display both your front and back emblems when you’re in driver mode. Learn more about province and city regulations.
To be eligible for Amp, drivers must:
- Complete the number of rides listed in the app's 'Amp' tab
- Be in a city where Amp is available
- Have an updated shipping address
Currently, we’re still rolling out Amp in a few cities. We’ll let drivers know when Amp is available in your city throughout 2017 in the app and by text.
How to get your Amp
To get your Amp, you must first complete the number of rides listed in the app's 'Amp' tab.
Once Amp has launched in your city and you've met the requirements, hold tight! We'll send you an invitation and instructions on how to receive your Amp when it's ready.
After we send your invitation,confirm your shipping address in the app. We'll let you know where the Amp is on its journey to your doorstep, usually about 2-3 weeks.
If you're pairing with Lyft Driver for the first time, turn your phone off and hard reset your Amp by pressing the power button for 10 seconds and release. Then, follow these steps:
- Open Lyft Driver
- Tap your profile photo in the top left
- Tap 'Settings'
- Tap 'Amp'
- Tap 'Pair my Amp.' Scroll down to see the pair button. That's it!
On the ‘Settings’ tab, you’ll also find info on how Amp works, installing your Amp, and troubleshooting tips.
Quickly tap the power button once to turn Amp on or off. Holding down the power button resets the Amp, which means you'll have to re-pair it to your phone.
Holding down the power button for 10 seconds triggers a hard reset for your Amp. Use the hard reset if you're having persistent pairing issues or if you're pairing with Lyft Driver for the first time.
Amp connects to its base using a strong magnetic bond that won't move while you drive. Use special adhesive to mount the base, then place the Amp on the base.
We carefully reviewed dozens of adhesives before selecting one for the Amp base. We chose this adhesive specifically because it won't damage your dashboard during removal, but stays strong enough to hold the Amp base to your dashboard.
The base will stay connected to your dashboard, but you can easily remove and store your Amp while not driving.
To remove the adhesive, slowly pull the base and sticker from your dashboard.
Amp's battery lasts up to 8 hours and can charge in your car with any standard USB charging cable. We include a charging cable with every Amp.
We recommend keeping Amp plugged in while giving rides, but note that extreme temperatures (like high heat) may affect battery life. When the weather gets hot, try turning up the air conditioning or keeping Amp in your center console until evening.
For drivers using Android 8.0, Amp may have difficulty connecting to your operating system. Visit the nearest Hub on your next break, and we'll fix this for you.
Need help? Tap 'Call Me' to speak directly with our driver support team. After you enter your number, we'll connect you in a few moments.