Amp is Lyft's front emblem for eligible drivers to make pickups easier.
- About Amp
- Amp eligibility
- Pairing your Amp
- How to turn on and off
- How to install
- About battery life
- Pro tips & troubleshooting
- Express Drive
Amp sends a message to greet riders when you pick them up. You won't be able to change what these messages say.
Many state and local regulations require you to display both your front and back emblems when you’re in driver mode. Learn more about your region’s regulations.
"New Ride" will flash on the back of your Amp when you receive a new ride request. This only happens on fresh ride requests, not during Shared rides.
Passengers will be alerted of a unique Amp color that will be projected when you are picking them up. This feature helps you stand out in the crowded streets. The current colors are green, orange, yellow, purple, and grey.
After your ride begins, the back of your Amp will welcome the passenger by name. Occasionally, this message is followed by other special messages that are themed around events and holidays.
Shared Ride features
The Amp will visually announce who is getting picked up or dropped off next.
Amp is not available in all regions. If you’re eligible for an Amp, we’ll let you know how many rides you need to complete.
Once you've met the requirements, we'll contact you within a week to confirm your shipping address. Your Amp should arrive 2-3 weeks after you confirm your address.
Only drivers that are approved and in good standing on the Lyft platform are authorized to use the Lyft emblem in connection with their use of the Lyft platform, per Lyft’s Terms of Service. If you have been deactivated or have not yet been approved, you are not authorized to use the Lyft emblem or other Lyft trademarks.
If you're pairing with Lyft Driver app:
- Open Lyft Driver
- Tap your profile photo in the top left
- Turn on your Amp
- Tap 'Amp' in the app.
- Tap 'Pair my Amp.' Scroll down to see the pair option.
Quickly tap the power button once to turn Amp on or off. Holding down the power button resets the Amp.
Holding down the power button for 10 seconds triggers a hard reset for your Amp. Try a hard reset if you're having persistent pairing issues.
Clean a spot on your dash, remove the sticker from your magnetic base, and place the base with the Lyft logo facing the hood of your car; press firmly.
Place your Amp on the base, turn on your Amp and pair it with your phone. You will keep the base on your dash, but can easily remove and store your Amp when not in use.
The adhesive on the base has been carefully designed to not damage your dashboard.
Newer Amp models do not use batteries as a power source and are plugged in at all times using the included USB cable.
If you have an older model, Amp’s battery lasts up to 8 hours and can charge in your car with any standard USB charging cable (included).
All Amps can operate when connected to a power source, so even if your battery is depleted you can still use your Amp while giving rides if the Amp is plugged in.
Note: The battery life of your Amp may be affected by extreme temperatures (such as high heat). When the weather gets hot, try turning up the air conditioning and plugging in your Amp to save the battery from overheating.
- The majority of all issues can be resolved by fully charging your Amp. If the Amp doesn’t seem to hold a charge, try using a different cable.
- If your Amp is acting up, hold the back button down for 10 seconds to restart it. Your Amp will Auto re-pair.
- On the Lyft Driver app, the ‘Amp’ tab stores all information about your Amp, including how it works, installation, and many troubleshooting tips.
Need more help? You can tap 'Call Me' to speak directly with our driver support team.
All rental cars come fully equipped with an Amp on day 1. We ask that you please take care of these Amps and, as stated in your rental agreement, return the Amp with your Express Drive vehicle to avoid a potential fee.
If you didn’t receive an Amp with your rental vehicle, contact your rental location to receive one.