Location filters allow you to control the rides you receive by filtering them in one of three ways: ‘Arrive on time’, ‘Head to destination’, and ‘Stay within area.’
Location filters allow you to control the rides you receive by filtering them in one of three ways:
'Arrive on time' - set a preferred arrival time.
'Head to destination' - specify a destination so you only receive rides going in that direction.
‘Stay within area’ - filter your rides within a 5 to 10-mile radius around a pin on the map.
Location filters can be activated anywhere Lyft is available and will pair you with passengers requesting any ride type. Ride requests look the same as they do in standard driver mode.
You'll automatically go offline while in a location filter if you don't receive a request within 30 minutes. You may also be forced offline while en route, to ensure you reach the destination on time.
Entering a location filter:
You can activate location filters in all regions where Lyft is available, and we'll pair you with passengers requesting any ride type.
To use a location filter:
Tap ‘Go online.'
Tap the filter icon in the bottom right corner.
Tap ‘Driving preferences.’
Under ‘Location filters,’ choose any available filter.
If you have an arrival time selected while 'Head to destination' is active, you may be matched with rides going in any direction (even rides that take you farther from your destination). As your arrival time gets closer, you'll be matched with rides that get you closer to your desired destination. We'll also send you an alert when it's time to head there, so you arrive on time.
If you don’t have an arrival time selected while 'Head to destination' is active, you'll only receive requests that will get you closer to your destination. You may not always be closer in terms of miles, but you will be closer to your destination in terms of travel time to your destination.
How often you can use location filters
Location filters can only be used 2 times per day, no matter how rides are filtered (Arrive on Time, Stay Nearby, or Head to Destination).
Your uses reset at midnight local time. Going offline while using a location filter is active counts towards the usage limit.
How to exit a location filter
Tap ‘Edit’ next to the destination address, then select ‘remove filter,’ and you'll go back to receiving regular ride requests. Once you reach your ride, you will automatically be logged out of Driver Mode.
Location filter limitations
Time spent in 'Head to destination' doesn't count as time online required for bonuses.
Priority Mode isn’t available at airports. If you enter the airport queue, Priority Mode will turn off.
Priority Mode also isn’t available if you’re using a location filter such as:
Arrive on time.
Head to destination.
The goal of Priority Mode is to help you stay busy. With location filters turned on, there are fewer rides you can be matched with, which can cause more downtime.