New year, new habits. If you’re looking to get more organized and earn the reputation of being the most punctual of your friends, we’re here to help. You can now sync your phone’s calendar with the Lyft app to see upcoming event locations.
That’s right: When requesting a ride, you no longer have to fumble through multiple apps to find the name or address of wherever it is you need to go. Just sync your calendar once and you’re all set.
How It Works
Pro Tips for the Best Experience
Add events to your phone’s calendar. Lyft can only pull event details from your phone’s native calendar. So if you have an iPhone and you are a Google Calendar user, your Google Calendar must be synced with your phone in order to take advantage of this new feature.
Enter the venue’s street, city, and zip code. When adding an event to your calendar, enter the venue’s full address in the location field for it to show up in the Lyft app. For example: If you’re headed to a birthday party at a restaurant, make sure you add the restaurant’s address not just the name.
Coming Soon: Another Time Saving Shortcut
Calendar sync isn’t the only way we’re going to help you shave time off ride requests. Soon you’ll be able to store all your favorite places in the Lyft app as shortcuts (just like you do now with Home and Work).
Whether it’s the grocery store, a friend’s house, or your neighborhood bar, once you save the addresses you frequent, you’ll be on your way faster.