Uber uses your device's location services to make it easier to get a ride when you need one. Location data helps improve our services, including pickups, navigation, customer support, and more.
If you're using an Android device, and location collection is enabled, we may collect location information from the time you open the Uber app until your trip ends or is canceled. This includes when your app is not visible on screen.
If you disable location collection, you can still use the Uber app, but you'll need to enter your pickup and dropoff locations manually. Location information will be collected from the driver partner during your trip and linked to your account, even if you have disabled location services for your app.
You can manage location settings on your device. To do this, open your device's Settings, find your location permissions for Uber, and toggle location "on" or "off".