How to request a Bolt ride without downloading the app

October 28, 2020

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Nowadays, there’s an app for everything. Apps to track your sleep, apps to remind you of your wedding anniversary and apps to help you get from A to B, of course. The list goes on. But what if you need to get to the other side of town quickly, but your phone battery died or you just don’t want to (… or simply can’t) download anything new? The Bolt Web app can help you out!

Why request a Bolt ride without downloading the app?

When you’re running out of storage space

Raise a hand if you’ve seen the “not enough storage space” message on your phone. Would deleting a few cat videos help? Probably, but they’re so cute!

Uninstalling unnecessary apps and content might do the trick, but if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, we suggest requesting a Bolt ride online, without downloading the app. Hop in the car and deal with your phone storage problems while enjoying an affordable ride to your destination.

If you’re using an older or entry-level device

If you’re not into carrying a touchscreen or fancy camera in your back pocket, your phone is probably a little more classic.

We believe that everyone should be able to get around fast and affordably, so we made sure that you don’t have to switch to a newer and more expensive phone model to do so.

Just type in, open Bolt online and get going!

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When you have a poor internet connection

Running an app which requires location services to be switched on might be tricky if your internet connection is limited. If that’s the case but you still need a ride, just open a browser on your computer or phone and request a Bolt without opening (… or even downloading) the app.

If you’re running low on data

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, right? The same goes for mobile data. If you’re getting to the end of the month and running low on mega-bytes, it makes sense to switch to a web-based app — like Bolt online.

If you’d prefer to order a ride from a desktop or tablet

Prefer to use a bigger screen? No problem! Just type in on your laptop or tablet, get a confirmation SMS on your phone and your driver will arrive in a few minutes to take you where needed.

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How to order a Bolt ride without downloading the app

To request a Bolt online head to and enter your phone number to authorise the ride request. Once that’s done, continue to do the following:

  1. Set your pick-up location and your ride destination;
  2. Choose the type of ride you’d prefer;
  3. Request a trip and enjoy!

Pro tip: Giving your browser access to your location will immediately use your current location as the pick-up address.

Get going with Bolt

So, whether you’re trying to limit your mobile data usage, don’t have enough free storage space on your phone or just have limited internet connection, it’s still possible to get around town quickly and affordably with Bolt.

Open Bolt online and get going!

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