As we all know that Aadhaar Card is a most reliable document issued by the government of India which serve as proof of identity or address. But when it comes to the security of Aadhaar Card UIDAI has provided the facility to lock/unlock Aadhaar biometric data online. Through this amenity, an Aadhaar Cardholder can secure his/her biometric details from fraudulent activities. One can go through two methods to lock and unlock Aadhaar biometric data online - via UIDAI's portal and mAadhaar app. These measures are reliable enough to secure the Aadhaar biometrics and you can utilize them anytime anywhere.
10 Easy Steps to Lock/Unlock Your Aadhaar Card Biometrics through UIDAI's online portal
Step 1: Visit UIDAI's online portal and under the 'Aadhaar Services' section select the "Lock/Unlock Biometrics" option
Step 2: Now enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and the security code and click on the 'Send OTP' option. After this, an OTP will be generated on your mobile number registered with Aadhaar
Step 3: Now enter the generated OTP on the required field and click on 'Login'
Step 4: Now enter the 4 digit security code displayed on the screen and click on 'Enable', once done your biometrics will be locked instantly and you can unlock it again whenever needed.
Step 5: To unlock your biometrics, click on 'Login' and enter your Aadhaar number and the security code and then click on "Send OTP"
Step 6: An OTP will be generated on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar, enter the OTP on the required space and click on 'Login'
Step 7: Now if you want to unlock your biometrics temporarily, enter the security code and click on "Unlock", this will unlock the biometrics for 10 minutes.
Step 8: In case you do not want to lock the biometrics you can disable the lock permanently, this facility is only accessible through the online portal.
Step 9: Login to the UIDAI portal to disable the lock and then enter your Aadhaar number and the security code
Step 10: Now click on the "Disable" option and your Aadhaar biometrics will be disabled permanently
10 Easy Steps to Lock/Unlock Your Aadhaar Card Biometrics via mAadhaar app
Another form of locking / unlocking biometrics is via the mAadhaar app which is the official app authorized by UIDAI. Follow the below-listed steps to unlock biometric details in Aadhaar via mAadhaar app
Step 1: Download and install the mAadhaar app from the default app store of your mobile
Step 2: Now create your profile in the app for this, you need to enter your Aadhaar card number and verify it through an OTP
Step 3: Now click on the three vertical dots located in the top right corner of the app
Step 4: Now click on the Biometric Settings option
Step 5: Accept the 'Enable Biometric Locking' option
Step 6: Now an OTP will be generated on your mobile number registered with Aadhaar
Step 7: The OTP will be automatically filled-up in the required field
Step 8: You do not need to enter the OTP manually
Step 9: Once the OTP is verified the biometrics will be locked
Step 10: This can take up to 6 hours to activate the lock