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What does uber pending mean and how to resolve it: Complete guide


Carol Torres


What does uber pending mean and how to resolve it

You are definitely an Uber user, one of the most popular travel apps in the world. Lately, many people are coming across the term “Uber Pending”, but not everyone knows what it means or how to solve this problem. 

This expression is used to indicate that a travel request made by Uber is awaiting confirmation or processing, and this can happen for a variety of reasons, such as internet connection failures, credit card problems or just for security reasons. 

There are some simple tips that will help you resolve the Uber Pending problem and return to using the app normally. Continue reading to find out what these measurements are!

Understanding 'Uber Pending' Status

As you saw earlier, this condition indicates that a transaction is on hold or awaiting confirmation when you request an Uber car and the driver has not yet confirmed your request. 

This status may also appear when the transaction has been canceled but has not yet been processed by the system.

Difference between pre-authorization and billing

When you use Uber, the company pre-authorizes your credit card to ensure there are enough funds to pay for the trip. This amount is temporary and is held in your account for a short time.

When the transaction is complete, the amount is charged to your card and the pre-authorization is released. The difference is that pre-authorization is just a verification of funds, while charging is an actual transaction processed by the system. 

If the transaction is canceled, the prior authorization will be released and your credit card will not be charged.

Troubleshooting pending payments

When a payment is pending on Uber, it can cause concerns for you, but luckily, there are some steps you can take to resolve the issue.

Payment method verification

Before contacting the financial institution or application support, check that the payment method registered is correct and up to date. 

To perform this check, access the application settings and verify that your credit card information is correct.

Contact the financial institution

If the payment method is correct and still nothing is resolved, you must contact the financial institution responsible for the card. 

Sometimes, undue charges may occur and the institution can help you resolve the problem.

Credit card bill tracking

Another option is to monitor your credit card bill, sometimes a pending charge can be resolved automatically on the next bill. However, if the charge remains pending for more than a few days, it is recommended that you contact support for additional assistance.

By following these steps, most issues with pending payments on Uber can be resolved successfully.

Impact of high demand on Uber

When demand is high, the waiting time for a driver can increase significantly, because there are more passengers requesting rides than available drivers. 

It is important to remember that Uber is not a taxi company and, therefore, does not have a fleet of cars completely available to be called at any time. 

How high demand affects travel

In addition to longer waits due to high demand, Uber may also increase ride prices to encourage more drivers to connect to the app, known as “dynamic pricing.” 

This means that the final price of the trip may be higher than usual and, in these cases, the platform informs users when the dynamic price is in effect.

Tips for drivers and passengers

Registration and updating data in the application

For drivers and passengers to use the application, they must register, but rest assured, the process is simple and can be done in a few minutes.

For drivers, it is important to inform that registration must be done as a MEI (Individual Microentrepreneur), as this brings several benefits, such as the possibility of issuing invoices and a reduction in the tax burden.

Finally, keep your registration information always up to date, such as your phone number and email address, helping you avoid technical problems and ensuring that the driver or passenger is easily contacted by the company if necessary.

How to avoid cancellations and charges

To avoid cancellations and undue charges, both drivers and passengers should follow some brief tips:

  • Make sure the departure and destination address are correct before requesting the trip;
  • If you need to cancel your trip, do so as soon as possible to avoid additional charges;
  • Avoid canceling the trip after the driver has already traveled to the departure location;
  • For drivers, it is important to keep the app always updated and connected to the internet, avoiding technical problems that could lead to cancellations or undue charges;
  • For passengers, maintaining good behavior during the trip is essential, as is avoiding requesting rides at peak times to avoid additional charges.

By following these simple tips, everyone will be able to avoid problems and ensure a smooth and satisfactory experience on Uber.


As you have seen, “Uber Pending” is a term that is difficult to pronounce but simple in definition, meaning that your ride request is just awaiting confirmation or processing.

We hope that the additional tips will help you, whether you are a driver or a passenger, to avoid major problems or headaches with the travel platform!

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Carol Torres

Graduated in advertising and publicity and senior writer at Matérias do dia. My mission is to write impactful texts that make a difference in the lives of our readers!

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