Mystro Review Update: Get More Trips and Drive Safer!

Without multi-apping, it is nearly impossible to make enough money while doing gig work.

At the same time, it can feel overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time doing it. Accepting an order, turning the other apps off, forgetting to, getting another ride, and not knowing what to do – it can be a lot!

That’s where Mystro can help. We’ve covered how Mystro can help you make more in the past, but our article was due for an update, so below, we had two Rideshare Guy contributors (Tyler and Xylon) test out new Mystro features for both Uber and Lyft, respectively.

Below, learn how Mystro can help you multi-app with minimal hassle and potentially earn more.

This article was sponsored by Mystro, but as always, opinions are our own. 

Mystro is a third-party app that connects directly to Lyft or Uber and allows you to set filters to accept rides if they meet certain requirements automatically. Mystro is available on Android and Apple iOS devices.

For instance, if you only want long rides, you can put in that you’ll only take rides greater than 25 miles. This won’t stop requests from coming in, it just won’t automatically accept them when they come in if they don’t meet what filters you put in.

An example of some Mystro filters you can choose from

Quick summary:

  • Mystro makes accepting rides on multiple platforms safer and easier
  • An excellent app for drivers in busy areas who like to have control over the types of passengers and rides they accept
  • Mystro is not compatible with DoorDash or Instacart yet, but we hope to see that added in the future
  • Try out Mystro with a free trial first here

Sign Up Process

Signing up for Mystro was very easy – simply visit their site and download the app to your phone. Once you get everything set with Mystro, then you connect your Uber and Lyft accounts.

This process required going into settings, giving specific allowances to the app, and honestly, it would have been super confusing to me, except Mystro gave step-by-step instructions on what buttons to push, how to put them where, and how to get everything set up.

An example of what the back-end set-up of Mystro looks like

Not only that, but when I did it correctly it then went from red to green, showing that I had in fact done it correctly.

I am not the most technical person, and this process took me less than 3 minutes.

Mystro Next is currently free for Android users, and Mystro for iOS offers a 7-day free trial.

Using The App

After getting the app downloaded, I was very excited to get started. With just the tap of one button, both Lyft and Uber turn on, and if you spent the time setting up the filters one time, you won’t have to worry about it again.

A few times, both contributors (myself and Xylon) had some issues with app crashes, but overall the app worked well. When I ran into the crashing issue, I just restarted the app and tried again.

As I was driving, I appreciated hearing the phone say, “Uber request received, accepting.” One thing we always talk about on RSG is how dangerous it can be to take your eyes off the road for a ride request, but with Mystro (as long as you’ve set up your Settings first!), you know you’re only accepting rides you want, without having to stop, assess the request, and click accept.

Make sure you set your Settings up!

The rest of my day using Mystro went easily, switching between apps, shutting them off, and telling me when something came in and if it was accepted.

When something came in that did not meet my filters, it would then ask me if I wanted to accept or not, so requests still came in but did not automatically accept, which was nice.

A few times, I had the Uber app open and the Mystro app would say that a request came in and that it was accepting it, but there is a slight delay in the actual Uber app. That was a little nerve-racking watching the time go out with it not accepted, but the Mystro app always did it when it said it would.

As you can see in the above screenshot, this is what it looks like running Mystro with Lyft. Mystro is on in the background. There are no hints of Mystro on the interface/dashboard because Mystro runs in the background and is supposed to seamlessly switch between the two apps when searching for ride requests.

However, there is a small difference between only using Lyft’s app and using Lyft with Mystro running in the background. With Mystro running, it shows information such as the distance in miles and the time it takes to pick up the rider. Also, the time it takes to accept an offer with Mystro running is slightly shorter than just having Lyft on without it. Other than that, there are no other differences.

Interested in trying out Mystro? Get started here!

Is It Worth It?

The Mystro app makes it super easy multi-app between Lyft and Uber, but it isn’t free.

New users can get a free trial, and the payment plans are as follows:

Annual Plan – $139.99 per year

Monthly Plan – $18.99 per month

With that being the case, the question is: does it make sense to pay the money for this app?

Though the answer will be different for everyone, here are some things to consider when deciding if it’s for you or not:

Mystro for Delivery Drivers

If you are only or mostly just doing delivery driving, this app will work for you. When signing up, Mystro did show that DoorDash and GrubHub would be coming soon, and in the past, they have worked with DoorDash so hopefully, they get it in the future.

All that being said, if you do delivery only, the only option you’re going to have is Uber Eats at this time, so the Mystro app will simply be accepting deliveries for you making it so you don’t have to while driving, eating, or doing anything where your hands may not be available to get to the accept button quickly.

Mystro for Rideshare Drivers Only

If you are doing passengers only, you’ll have two apps to sign into (Uber and Lyft), and you’ll be able to set up the filters, so you only get what you want.

The Mystro app will allow you to pick what type of rides you want and automatically accept them for you, disable the app that didn’t get a request, and turn it back on for you.

Even if you are used to multi-apping, Mystro does make it easier for you to do it and makes it so you don’t have to evaluate each request as the app does it for you.

This will save time and mental bandwidth and make driving more enjoyable.

Versions of Mystro

One thing that’s a little bit confusing is that there are several different versions of Mystro. Here’s the rundown:

  • “Mystro Driver” for iPhone – This is the version I tested most, and it works the best. If you have a choice of which phone to use when driving, I definitely recommend choosing an iPhone so you can run this version.
  • “Mystro Next” for Android – This is the Android version, and it works similarly to the iPhone version with just a few limitations. For one, when it’s time to take Uber Driver back online, Mystro opens it up but requires a tap on the “Go Online” button to finish the process. Mystro assures me an update is coming soon that fully automates this.
  • “Mystro Classic” for Android – This is the old, original Android version. While it was fantastic for its time, it is now outdated, and Mystro tells me they will be removing it from the Play store soon. Unless you’ve used Mystro in the past and really want the classic experience, we do not recommend installing this version.

Takeaways for Drivers

The Mystro app makes it easy to accept your requests without touching your phone and makes multi-apping easier than ever.

Another benefit to using Mystro is the filters you can cycle through to better choose the type of rider you want to pick up. The filters as shown in the screenshots are ones that you can customize to pick up passengers that are better geared to your preferences. Filters adjusting the ratings and distance make Mystro a good idea for better customization.

If you’re a delivery driver, it may not be worth the cost, though the convenience of never having to touch your phone, and the fact that in the future they should have other delivery apps, makes it something to keep an eye on.

Overall, Mystro definitely has the potential to be even better and seems to be headed in the right direction. They just need to iron out the kinks and possibly add some additional gig apps such as DoorDash and Instacart. I think this would benefit so many drivers since many of us work multiple gig jobs such as those mentioned and not just Uber and Lyft.

Mystro definitely makes driving safer for drivers, and that’s a big deal. If you’ve been looking for an app that helps you manage your daily driving, it’s worth signing up for the free Mystro trial and giving it a shot!

Sign up with Mystro here.

-Tyler @ RSG with additional reporting by Xylon Zara