Uber no longer supports rides via Apple Watch

Deepak Gupta January 11, 2022
Updated 2022/01/11 at 11:56 AM

Did you know you can call an Uber using your Apple Watch? No? Well, it doesn’t really matter anyway, because the Uber Watch app was effectively discontinued, according to Apple Insider. If you try to use it, a message will appear asking you to change the mobile app. He further states that “no longer [sic] compatible with the Apple Watch app. Sorry for the inconvenience,” with a crying emoji to take home the point.

The app has not yet been pulled from the Watch App Store, but all you will get is the error message if you try to use it. When it worked, it allowed you to call a ride, view the status of your request, and show the vehicle’s location. More advanced functions such as fare splitting have been reserved for the smartphone app.

The grammatically defied message suggests the app may have been pulled in some haste, though neither Uber nor Apple have commented. The App Store listing (above) presents the app as a way for you to leave the house without your smartphone and still catch a ride, as long as you have a mobile-enabled watch. To be fair, Uber also retired its WearOS app in 2019, likely due to lack of usage.

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