If you happen to’re used to hailing Uber rides from your Apple Watch, we have got some unhealthy information: you cannot do this anymore.
Uber seems to have silently discontinued its Apple Watch app, which allowed customers to shortly request rides, in addition to entry data akin to your driver’s car data, estimated time of arrival, and your experience’s actual time location.
Sounds good, eh? Nicely, you may’t have it anymore.
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In keeping with Apple Insider, launching the app will merely yield the next message (in restricted English): “Please change to the Uber cell app. We now not supporting the Apple Watch app. Sorry for the inconvenience,” adopted by a crying emoji.
Oddly, the app continues to be obtainable for download, Uber’s help page nonetheless mentions it as if it had been useful, and there is even a little blurb on Apple’s App Store, explaining how handy the app is.
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Notably, this transformation solely impacts of us who really put in and used the Uber app on Apple Watch. Hailing a experience from your iPhone ought to nonetheless yield notifications on your Apple Watch as earlier than.
I’ve by no means used the Uber app for Apple Watch; not solely is it simpler to hail a experience from my telephone, however the Watch app missed sure options akin to Uber Pool, Cut up Fare, Share My ETA, and Contact Driver. Judging by the hassle Uber put into that farewell message, most customers most likely felt the identical.
Engadget notes that the corporate additionally discontinued its WearOS app again in 2019. As for Uber’s competitor Lyft, the corporate discontinued its Apple Watch app even earlier, in 2018.
We have requested the corporate whether or not that is really the tip of the highway for its Apple Watch app, and can replace this text accordingly.