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How to use Destination Mode

Ever wished you could pick up a passenger during your morning commute? What about on the way to the store, or home from a night of driving? We're thrilled to have a solution: Destination Mode.

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About Destination Mode

If you're a driver, enter Destination Mode by following these steps:

  1. Open the Lyft Driver app
  2. Tap the arrow in the top right corner
  3. Select ‘Set destination’
  4. Enter your destination: home, work, the post office, or your kid’s school. That’s it!

When Destination Mode is activated, you'll only receive requests from passengers that 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. If you don't receive a request within 15 minutes, you'll automatically go offline so you can continue navigating to your destination.

Destination Mode can be activated in all regions where Lyft is available and will pair you with passengers requesting any ride type. Ride requests look the same: Destination Mode simply filters out Lyft requests that end up farther away from your destination.

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How often you can use Destination Mode

You can complete up to six Destination Mode sessions each day. Entering Destination Mode counts as a session regardless of whether you receive a ride request. 

Days end at midnight your local time, when you'll be able to set your destination once again.

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Destination Mode and bonuses

While in Destination Mode, any rides not accepted are still factored in your acceptance rate.

Time spent in Destination Mode doesn't count as time online. However, rides given in Destination Mode do count toward Power Driver Bonus and Power Zones.

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How to exit Destination Mode

Flexibility is important, so you can change your mind at any time. Tap the 'X' next to the destination address, and you'll go back to receiving regular ride requests.

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