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7 Essential Yelp iPhone App Tips for Newbies


Just downloaded the Yelp app? Welcome to the party. If you’re feeling a little dazed and confused, we’ve put together seven top tips to get you started… and addicted! You’re welcome.

Bookmark places to visit or review later on

You know what they say about good intentions… If you’ve got an epic list of places you’ve been meaning to visit, simply search for that spot on the Yelp app and tap Bookmark. It’ll be added to your Bookmarks list, which you can then check on the go by location, name, or date added. Easy!

Pro tip: Yelp is in 32 countries, so you can even plan ahead and save your dream destinations before your holiday.



2. Nearby
Browse recommendations right near you, wherever you are

Sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration on the go. Maybe you’re in an area that you don’t know very well or maybe you just want to try something new? Hit the Nearby page and get inspired by the results — depending on the time of day, the suggestions will change to give you the best options! Handy that.



3. Check-In Offers
Find out which businesses have discounts and offers when you check in on Yelp

Everyone loves a little something for free, right? If you’re after a sweet deal, give the Check-In Offers a browse using the Nearby page above. Once you’ve found something to tempt you, just head to the business and check in on the app. To redeem the offer that pops up, just show it to the staff.

These offers range from complimentary coffees to discounts off your bill and even free entry to clubs.



4. Filter
Tailor your search results to get the most useful results

Heading out for a late-night bite and only want to see places that are open? Or maybe you want to filter your search results by the highest rated businesses? Done and done. Tap Filter and narrow down your search — you can even filter results to show reservations, credit card facilities, free Wi-Fi, if dogs are allowed, places that are good for children — and more.



5. Nearby Activity
A live feed of what’s trending and happening near you

Everything’s better with friends, right? Browsing your Nearby Activity means you can see what other Yelpers near you are up to. You’ll see reviews, event RSVPs, tips, photos, and videos too — it’s the perfect way of finding new people to follow or add as friends and to discover the latest hotspots everyone is talking about.



6. Translate
Perfect for planning your dream holiday

Not gotten around to learning that second language yet? No problem. If you’re planning a trip abroad and need to check what local Yelpers are saying, we’ve got you covered. There’s a handy translation tool built into the app so you can still read all the reviews and recommendations of where and what to eat. Wunderbar! Pro tip: Pair Translate with the Bookmarks tool to plan the ultimate holiday!


7. Reservations
Book restaurants (and more) in a just few clicks

Want to make Saturday night reservations but don’t want to trawl through every restaurant to see who has a free table? We got you. It’s as simple as filtering results by Make a Reservation, selecting the day and time you want, and the app will give you a list of everywhere that’s available. Too easy!