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The Best Phone Mounts For Uber & Lyft Drivers

Last updated on March 21st, 2018 at 09:07 pm

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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.

What is the best phone mount for Lyft and Uber?
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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

TechMatte MagGrip Air Vent Magnetic Universal Car Mount Holder

Pros: Elegant, cradle-less design. Compatible with almost all smartphones including the Iphone X and Samsung Galaxy S8. Strong neodymium magnets hold heavier phones in place.
Cons: Thick cases may interfere with the magnet. May not work with some round or vertical vents.
Note: For Qi-enabled phones, use the smaller circle plate as the square plate can interfere with wireless charging.
Dimensions: 1-3/4″ Width; 1-1/2″ Length
Warranty: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee; 12-Month Replacement Warranty
iOttie Easy One Touch Mini Air Vent Car Mount Holder Cradle

Pros: Cradle rotates 360 degrees for optimal viewing. One click lock provides strong clamp to vent blade while minimizing device vibration. Fits all smartphones and cases from 2.3 to 3.5 inches wide. More compact than most cradle mounts.
Cons: May not work with some round or vertical vents.
Dimensions: 2.2 x 4.8 x 5.7 inches.
Warranty: 1 Year.
TechMatte MagGrip 360 Multi Angle Magnetic Air Vent Mount

Pros: Mount swivels, and rotates 360 degrees. Compatible with almost all smartphones including the Iphone X and Samsung Galaxy S8. Strong neodymium magnets hold heavier phones in place.
Cons: Thick cases may interfere with the magnet. May not work with some round or vertical vents.
Note: For Qi-enabled phones, use the smaller circle plate as the square plate can interfere with wireless charging.
Dimensions: 1.78″ diameter; 2.27″ length
Warranty: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee; 12-Month Replacement Warranty
WizGear Universal Twist-lock Air vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder

Pros: Twist lock is a unique design that prevents the mount form falling off the vents. Swivel and lock mount prevents unintended rotation.
Cons: Thick cases may interfere with the magnet. May not work with some round or vertical vents.
Note: Not recommended for Qi-enabled phones.
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3 x 2 inches

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

Scosche MAGDMB MagicMount Universal Mount

Pros: Cradleless Design. Mount secures to dash with automotive-grade 3M adhesive. Mount swivels for convenient viewing.
Cons: Thick cases may interfere with the magnet. Not recommended for Qi-enabled phones. Mounting surface must be flat, and untextured.
Dimensions: 2.1 x 3 x 2.3 in
Warranty: 36 months
Easy One Touch 4 Dashboard Mount

Pros: Holds all phone and case combinations from 2.3 – 3.5 inches. Can also be mounted on the windshield. The telescopic arm extends from 4.9 – 8.3 inches and pivots on a 225° arc for a variety of optimal positions.
Cons: The One Touch 4 is larger and bulkier than most mounts.
Warranty: 1 year
Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 9 inches
Volport Magnetic Dashboard Phone Mount

Pros: Fully rotatable. Mount secures to dash with automotive-grade 3M adhesive. Mount swivels for convenient viewing.
Cons: Not recommended for use with a thick case. Must be mounted on a flat and smooth surface.
Note: For larger devices, use the larger metal plates.
Dimensions: 2.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches
Warranty: None

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

Marsee Windshield Phone Mount

Pros: Holder can be mounted to window or dash. Gravity Self-locking – The weight of your phone automatically locks your phone in place when the phone is touching the bottom. Holds phones from 2 – 3.62 inches.
Cons: Suction cup requires periodic cleaning.
Warranty: 18 Months; 45 day return policy
Dimensions: 2.5 x 7.1 x 3.2 inches
Exshow Car Windshield Phone Mount

Pros: Extra long arm with flexible base. Cradle quick release. Holds phone 1.9 – 3.7 inches wide.
Cons: Some drivers say the cradle grip could be stronger.
Warranty: 1 Year.
Dimensions: 2.9 x 13.6 x 4.9 inches
Scosche MAGWSM2 MagicMount Suction Cup Mount

Pros: Suction-mounts onto car window, windshield or dash. Short-necked design for use with GPS devices. Cradle-free design.
Cons: Some drivers say the Scosche magnets are not as strong as the Techmatte magnets.
Warranty: 3 Years.
Dimensions: 4.7 x 8.5 x 1.7 inches
Mpow Windshield Long Arm Phone Mount

Pros: Extra long arm with flexible base. One button release. Width adjustable to hold devices up to 6 inches. Extra dashboard suction cup offers additional support.
Cons: The suction cup needs periodic cleaning. Some drivers have complained the suction cup functions poorly in hot weather.
Warranty: 18 Months. 45 day money back guarantee.
Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.1 x 2.5 inches

If you’re using one of these phone mounts, leave a comment and let us know if you would buy it again.