Uber's latest app update appears to have removed several important iOS integrations, with the service now unavailable to both Siri and Apple Maps.

If you ask Siri to get you an Uber, a feature that has been available since the launch of iOS 10, Siri will say that Uber hasn't activated that feature. In the "Siri & Search" section of the Uber options in the Settings app, there's also no longer a "Use with Siri" toggle.

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Similarly, in Apple Maps, you can no longer select Uber as an option when choosing "Ride" when getting directions. This is also a feature that debuted in iOS 10.

Both Siri and Apple Maps integrations are still available for other ride sharing apps like Lyft, so the problem seems to be with the Uber app rather than with Apple's services.

The removal of both features was noticed by MacRumors readers and reddit users starting last week. It is not clear if Uber has deliberately removed these features or if it's a bug, and the company did not respond to a request for comment when contacted by MacRumors earlier this afternoon. We have also contacted Apple and will update this post when we hear back.

Uber integration with Siri, enabled through the SiriKit API, was a much touted feature when iOS 10 first launched, as was Apple Maps integration. Both Apple and Uber heavily promoted the two options when iOS 10 rolled out.

Top Rated Comments

CarlJ Avatar
40 months ago
If you haven't tried Lyft... do it. In my experience it's cheaper and the cars are cleaner.
There's also the part about Lyft not having been repeatedly caught doing all manner of horrible things.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
izyreal Avatar
40 months ago
Alas, poor Uber! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
40 months ago
I switched to Lyft and haven’t looked back. Better cars and drivers, same prices, better treatment of women at the company.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chelsel Avatar
40 months ago
If you haven't tried Lyft... do it. In my experience it's cheaper and the cars are cleaner.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solomani Avatar
40 months ago
This is just more up-Lyfting news.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roguedaemon Avatar
40 months ago
If you haven't tried Lyft... do it. In my experience it's cheaper and the cars are cleaner.
I would love to, but in Australia we haven’t got any other alternatives to Uber :/
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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