Last updated on April 25th, 2018 at 07:25 am
Whether you’re driving for Lyft, Uber, or a delivery service like Amazon Flex or Instacart, a good phone mount setup is essential.
Driving around holding your phone, or resting it in the cup holder isn’t safe, and is a sure way to get low ratings.
There are three main categories of cell phone mounts:
- Air Vent Phone Mounts
- Dashboard Phone Mounts
- Windshield Phone Mounts.
There are also cigarette lighter/power outlet mounts. We don’t recommend these types of mounts because the phone usually rests too low.
Your phone should be mounted at or near eye level, making it easy to keep your eyes on the road.
Read on to learn more about the different types of phone mounts and see our recommended phone mounts for Uber and Lyft drivers.
Air Vent Phone Mounts
Air vent mounts clip onto to your air conditioning vents. Many drivers like these mounts because they have a very low profile compared to dash and window mounts.
For most air vent models, you attach a small adhesive magnet (included) to the back of your phone. The magnet on the air vent mount will then hold your phone in place.
However, if your phone is in a case, you often don’t need the adhesive, as the case will hold the magnet in place.
Also, some air vent mounts use a cradle instead of a magnet to hold the phone.
Recommended Air Vent Phone Mounts For Uber & Lyft
Dashboard Phone Mounts
Dashboard mounts usually have a suction cup, or adhesive silicone base, that attaches to your dashboard.
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The phone then rests in a cradle, or attaches to the mount via magnet.
Recommended Dashboard Phone Mounts For Uber & Lyft
Windshield Phone Mounts
The last type of mount is the window phone mount. These mounts attach to your windshield using a suction cup. The iOttie 4 above is also recommended as windshield mount model.
Many drivers love these mounts because they place the phone right at eye level.
Recommended Windshield Phone Mounts For Uber & Lyft
If you’re using one of these phone mounts, leave a comment and let us know if you would buy it again.