Uber and Uber Eats Apps Preparing to Support Live Activities Feature on iPhone

iOS 16.1 was released in September with support for Live Activities in third-party apps. The feature allows iPhone users to stay on top of real-time events, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right on the Lock Screen. Live Activities are also displayed in the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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In June, Apple previewed Live Activities support for Uber, Starbucks, and Nike Run Club, but we are still waiting on these apps to roll out this functionality.

Fortunately, it appears that Uber and Uber Eats are now preparing to support Live Activities. Both of the apps were updated in November and now display a Live Activities toggle in their respective menus in the Settings app. The feature is not yet functional for public use in either app, but Uber might be doing testing internally.

Live Activities will make it easy to track the status of an Uber ride or an Uber Eats delivery on the Lock Screen or in the Dynamic Island. There's still no timeframe for the feature launching in these apps, but support is clearly in the works.

Other popular third-party apps with Live Activities support include Flighty for flight tracking, FotMob for World Cup scores, Sports Alerts for sports scores, Citymapper for public transit, ParkMobile for parking, and CARROT Weather for weather forecasts. Apple's TV app will also support Live Activities for select sports games starting with iOS 16.2, which is currently in beta and expected to be released later this month.

(Thanks, Youssef Salem!)

Related Forum: iOS 16

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Top Rated Comments

Graphikos Avatar
19 months ago
Is anyone else surprised it took this long? It was shown almost 6 months ago.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dontwalkhand Avatar
19 months ago
When this does launch, all the Apple fanboys are going to take 1 mile Uber rides just to see how this will work.

Source: am one of them.
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_Spinn_ Avatar
19 months ago
Good to see more support for Live Activities. I wish Apple Maps would support Live Activities when someone is sharing their route with you.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
19 months ago
Awesome

I’m glad that live activities is now going to work with Uber Eats

I order food from Uber Eats often and it’s going to be so much easier to be able to view it right from the lock screen
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NeoSe7en Avatar
19 months ago
I don’t understand why more developers aren’t on top of this feature. I expected apps like Uber, Door Dash and ESPN to have this right out of the gate.
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WWP99 Avatar
19 months ago
Great new feature from Apple with a shockingly few apps that use/support it. Hope that changes in the next year.
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