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How To Activate Uber Eats

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Uber Eats has revolutionized the way we enjoy our favorite meals, right from the comfort of our homes. Whether you’re a food lover looking to explore a myriad of cuisines or a delivery driver seeking to earn extra income, Uber Eats is a platform to consider. This article will guide you on how to activate Uber Eats, both as a user and a delivery driver.


To activate Uber Eats as a user, download and install the Uber Eats app, create an account, verify your account, and add your delivery address and payment method. To activate Uber Eats as a delivery driver, sign up for an account on the Uber website, meet the delivery requirements, and activate delivery in the driver app.

How to Activate Uber Eats as a User

Step 1: Download and Install the Uber Eats App

The first step to activating your Uber Eats account is downloading the app. You can download the Uber Eats app from the Google Play Store for Android devices or the App Store for iOS devices. If you’re using a Windows PC or Mac, you can use an Android emulator like BlueStacks or MEmu to download and run the app.

Step 2: Create an Account

Once you’ve installed the app, the next step is to create an Uber Eats account. To do this, open the app and tap on ‘Sign up’ or ‘Create an account’. You’ll need to provide your name, email address, and phone number, and create a password for your account.

Step 3: Verify Your Account

After creating your account, Uber Eats will send a verification code to your phone number. Enter this code in the app to verify your account.

Step 4: Add Your Delivery Address and Payment Method

Next, add your delivery address and payment information. Uber Eats accepts various payment methods including credit/debit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay.

How to Activate Uber Eats as a Delivery Driver

Step 1: Sign up for an Account

To activate Uber Eats as a delivery driver, you need to sign up for an account on the Uber website. If you already have an Uber driver account, you can add delivery to your account by navigating to ‘Account’ then ‘Vehicle Options’ in the Uber Driver app.

Step 2: Meet the Delivery Requirements

You must meet Uber Eats’ delivery requirements which include being at least 18 years old, having a state-issued ID, and being a sole trader or owning your own company.

Step 3: Activate Delivery in the Driver App

To start receiving delivery requests, open the Uber Driver app, tap the status bar at the bottom of your map screen, then select the settings icon at the bottom of your screen to get to ‘Driving Preferences’. Tap ‘Deliveries’ to turn on Uber Eats.

Troubleshooting Common Activation Issues

If you encounter any issues during activation, here are some common problems and how to troubleshoot them:

1. Unable to log in to the Uber account: Try resetting your password or contact Uber customer service for assistance.

2. Promo code not working: Check the terms and conditions of the promo code to ensure it is still valid and applicable to your order.

3. Cannot activate Uber Eats delivery option in the driver app: Try force-closing the app and restarting it, signing out and signing back in, or uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

4. Unable to go online to deliver: Update your documents, move to a location with better network coverage, or reinstall the app.

Ensuring Your Account Stays Secure

To keep your Uber Eats account secure, use a unique and strong password, avoid sharing your login details with anyone, be cautious of phishing attempts, update your password regularly, enable two-factor authentication, and use trusted payment methods.

Uber Eats Customer Support

If you need further assistance, Uber Eats provides several customer support options including in-app help, phone support, online support, in-person support at your local Uber Greenlight Hub, and social media support via Twitter.

In conclusion, activating your Uber Eats account, whether as a user or a delivery driver, is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to start enjoying the convenience and benefits of Uber Eats today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the same account for Uber and Uber Eats?

Yes, you can use the same account for both Uber and Uber Eats. If you already have an Uber account, you can use the same login details to sign in to the Uber Eats app.

What if I don’t receive a verification code after signing up?

If you don’t receive a verification code, check to ensure your phone number is correct. If it’s correct and you still haven’t received the code, try resending the code. If all else fails, contact Uber Eats customer support for further assistance.

Can I change my delivery address after placing an order?

No, you cannot change your delivery address after placing an order on Uber Eats. However, you can cancel the order and place a new one with the correct address.

What types of vehicles can I use for Uber Eats deliveries?

You can use any vehicle for Uber Eats deliveries as long as it meets Uber’s vehicle requirements. This includes cars, bikes, scooters, and even on foot in some cities.

What do I do if I forget my Uber Eats password?

If you forget your Uber Eats password, you can reset it via the Uber Eats app or website. Click on ‘Forgot password’, enter your email address, and you’ll receive a link to reset your password.

What should I do if I have a problem with my order?

If you have a problem with your order, you can report it through the Uber Eats app. Navigate to ‘Your Orders’, select the order with the issue, and click on ‘Report a problem’.

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