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Lock Unlock Aadhaar Biometric Data

All Indian citizens are given the 12-digit unique identifying number known as an Aadhaar Card. There have been several discussions about the security of the data kept with UIDAI ever since this idea was introduced. This reservoir of data can be used to extract personal information, biometrics like iris and fingerprints, and much more. The safety of information has consequently been raised as a legitimate concern. The Aadhaar Biometric data can now be locked and unlocked online thanks to a special feature introduced by UIDAI. It aids the person in guarding against unauthorised access to or abuse of the biometric information. The Aadhaar biometric facility is used by many organisations to authenticate information. Continue reading for more information on this facility.

Process of Unlocking and Lock Aadhaar Biometric Data Online

To unlock or lock your Aadhaar biometric data online, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official UIDAI website or the Aadhaar Self-Service Portal.
  • Look for the “Lock/Unlock Biometrics” option or similar feature.
  • Provide your Aadhaar number or Virtual ID (VID).
  • Enter the security code or CAPTCHA as shown on the screen.
  • Click on the “Send OTP” button.
  • You will receive a One-Time Password (OTP) on your registered mobile number.
  • Enter the OTP in the designated field and click on the “Submit” button.
  • After verification, you will be able to access the lock/unlock functionality.
  • Select the option to either lock or unlock your biometric data.
  • Confirm your selection and submit the request.
  • A success message will be displayed, confirming the lock or unlock status of your biometric data.

Using mAadhaar to unlock and lock Aadhaar biometric data

To unlock or lock your Aadhaar biometric data using the mAadhaar mobile app, follow these steps:

  • Download and install the mAadhaar mobile app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  • Open the mAadhaar app and log in using your Aadhaar number or scan the QR code on your Aadhaar card.
  • Navigate to the “Biometric Settings” or similar option within the app.
  • Select the option to lock or unlock your biometric data.
  • Authenticate yourself using your registered mobile number and the OTP (One-Time Password) received on your device.
  • Confirm your selection and submit the request.
  • A confirmation message will be displayed, indicating the successful lock or unlock status of your biometric data.

FAQ's

Ans: Locking or unlocking Aadhaar biometric data provides control over its usage for authentication purposes. When locked, your biometrics cannot be used, enhancing privacy and security.

Ans: You can lock or unlock your Aadhaar biometric data online by visiting the official UIDAI website or Aadhaar Self-Service Portal. Provide your Aadhaar details, authenticate with an OTP, and select the lock/unlock option.

Ans: Yes, the mAadhaar mobile app offers the functionality to lock or unlock Aadhaar biometric data. Simply log in to the app, navigate to the biometric settings, and choose the lock/unlock option.

Ans: No, once you unlock your Aadhaar biometric data, it remains unlocked until you choose to lock it again. There is no temporary unlocking option available.

Ans: No, there is no fee or charge associated with locking or unlocking Aadhaar biometric data. The service is provided free of cost by UIDAI.

Ans: The lock or unlock status of your Aadhaar biometric data is applied immediately after you submit the request online or through the mAadhaar app. There is no significant time delay for the lock or unlock status to take effect.

Ans: Yes, you can lock or unlock your Aadhaar biometric data multiple times as per your preference. The feature provides flexibility for users to manage their biometric data usage.

Conclusion 

The ability to lock and unlock your Aadhaar biometric data provides you with control over its usage for authentication purposes. Whether through the official UIDAI website or the mAadhaar mobile app, the process is convenient and ensures enhanced privacy and security. By following the prescribed steps and utilizing this feature, you can safeguard your biometric data and have peace of mind knowing that you have control over its accessibility. Remember to stay updated with the latest guidelines from UIDAI and exercise caution while managing your Aadhaar biometric data.

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