New Aadhaar app launched: Here are the top features to keep in mind

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched. The new version of the ‘mAadhaar App’ will help you to carry your Aadhaar Card information in the form of a soft copy. UIDAI is recommending everybody to delete any previous versions of the app and to download the new one as they will now stop working or are third party versions not supported by the organization.

Setting up the mAadhaar app

If you are using a phone with the phone number registered on your Aadhaar card, here is how to add your profile

“Open the mAadhaar app and enter your 4-digit password, Select the three dots on the upper right corner and choose the ‘Add profile’ option, Enter your Aadhaar number or scan the QR code on your Aadhaar card, Allow permissions to the app to access your SMS, An OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number. The app automatically detects the SMS from UIDAI and enters the OTP, Your Aadhaar details will be downloaded on the phone automatically,

Lock and unlock biometric data through the mAadhaar app follow these steps: Log in to the mAadhaar app using your password, click on your profile and select ‘Biometric Settings’ on the top-right corner of the menu, select the ‘Enable Biometric Lock’ option, A disclaimer is saying biometrics may still be used for the next six hours will be displayed, click on OK and wait for the OTP to be verified on the app, The biometric data will be locked immediately,

To unlock the biometric data, go to ‘Biometric Settings’ and follow these steps: Once you click on ‘Biometric Settings’, a message saying ‘Your biometrics will be temporarily unlocked’ will be displayed, select ‘Yes’ and your biometrics will be unlocked for 10 minutes, To disable the biometric lock, visit UIDAI’s website .


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