Take Your First Drive

After you've installed the MileIQ app, the next step is to take a drive.

Until you take a drive, nothing will be displayed in the app, as the best part of MileIQ is the fact that drive detection is automatic! There's currently nothing to press to start or stop a drive.

After taking your first drive, please allow up to 15 minutes for the drive to be processed and delivered to the MileIQ mobile app. Usually this process happens faster, but in areas with weak or blocked signals, it can take longer. MileIQ uses this 'settling time' to determine whether the movement that just occurred was a drive and whether you have come to a final resting point.

Once MileIQ has detected that you've taken a drive, a drive card will automatically show up in the app with start and end locations, mileage, and time.

Congratulations! You've taken your first drive. The next step is to classify the drive. If either of the locations included in your first drive will be frequently visited and aren't within 0.12 miles of any other visited location, you can name the location so you're able to easily recognize the location in the future. For more information on naming your locations, please see here: How to: Name your Locations

NOTE:
• If you're not seeing a drive card after 15 minutes, you may not have driven far enough. MileIQ needs at least a half mile difference in reported start and end location to process a drive. Please reference the documentation on What determines a drive? for more information about how MileIQ calculates what is or is not a drive.

UP NEXT:
• Learn how to classify drives as either 'Business' or 'Personal'
• See all the drives you've taken from the MileIQ web dashboard
• Find out where you can see all your detected drives by looking at: How to: See all my drives
• To learn how to get paid for you mileage, please see: How to: Get paid for my miles
• Need more help? Reach out to us at anytime! How to: Get Help

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