How to Lock/Unlock Biometrics Details of Your Aadhaar Card

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

While UIDAI readies for a new system, called Limited KYC, to secure Aadhaar holders’ privacy, there is a way users can safeguard their data from their end, the Biometric Lock’. UIDAI has included a feature to lock your biometrics details to prevent any misuse of your Adhaar credentials.

Aadhaar biometric data includes Fingerprint and Iris impressions that you often use to authenticate your identity with banks and telecom companies, among others. For instance, the verification of mobile SIM is done by providing the unique 12-digit Aadhaar number and authenticating with your biometric data.

The new “Biometric Lock” will lock your biometric Aadhaar data to avoid anyone from accessing it without your consent. When needed, you can unlock the same and proceed with any required verification process.

Also Read: How To Verify Updated Aadhaar Linked Mobile Number and E-mail ID

Here’s how you can unlock or lock Aadhaar Card Data Online:

*Note: You will need the Aadhaar register mobile number to lock and unlock your biometrics details. In case your mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar visit the nearest Enrolment Centre/Mobile Update End Point.

Step 1: Go to UIDAI website.

Step 2: On the homepage, you will find Lock/Unlock Biometrics option under Aadhaar services. Click on it.

Step 3: The link will redirect you to a page, explaining the benefits of locking biometric details. Scroll down the page and in the Login column, enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number along with captcha code.

Step 4: After feeding in the details, Click on Send OTP. A One Time Password will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter it in the appropriate box.

Step 5: Click on the Login button and in the follow-up screen enter the captcha code and press ‘Enter’.

Step 6: That’s it. Your Biometrics is now locked and nobody can access them unless you unlock it.

Step 7: To use your biometrics again you have to unlock them following the same procedure. For your benefit, the unlock window will open for 10 minutes and then again it will be locked.

Also Read: How to Link Your Aadhaar With Your Mobile Number From Home

How to Lock/Unlock Your Biometrics Details of Your Aadhaar Card:

The biometric lock is a much-needed additional layer of protection for Aadhaar holders against outside intrusions or breach. This system will enable a resident to lock and temporarily unlock his/her biometrics. This is to protect privacy and confidentiality of resident’s biometric data.

Kindle Oasis 2 (9th Generation) Review: The Best Gets Bigger

Ashish KumarAshish Kumar
He is Journalism graduate, sports lover, and a passionate reader. Just like others his eyes is also filled with dreams and believes that one day those dreams will come true. Cheers!

Related Articles

ImageBREAKING: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 US Pricing & Variants Revealed!

Samsung’s upcoming foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold6, is one of the most crucial smartphone models for the company. If executed well, the phone will help the Korean tech giant maintain its leadership in the foldable industry, especially when Chinese manufacturers like Vivo and Huawei are catching up. Further, it will also be the first foldable …

ImageAadhaar address update: How to change address on your Aadhaar card online in 2024

Aadhaar is an essential document for every Indian. It’s has a unique universal number which is binned with your identity. This Aadhaar number can be used to authenticate your identity to take benefits of government services. So, it becomes crucial to keep your Aadhaar updated with the latest data and information at all times. Even …

ImageHow to link your Aadhaar Card with Mobile Number Online

Aadhaar Card is one of the most important documents for getting seamless internet services these days. One can open digital bank accounts, Demat accounts, and more quickly if your Aadhaar card is updated with your active phone number. Also, your KYC can be done easily if your phone number is linked to your Aadhaar Card. …

ImageEverything You Need to Know About ‘Blue Aadhaar Card’: How to Apply for Baal Aadhaar Card Online/Offline

Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit identification number that is issued by the Government of India through UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). This unique number is given to every resident of India and is vital for many reasons. The Aadhaar Number is proof of one’s identity and allows the citizens to avail of government schemes …

ImageYou can update Aadhaar details for free until June 14; Check details

In a recent series of events, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has allowed Indian residents to update their Aadhaar card details without paying any charges until June 14. To update the information on the Aadhaar card, citizens are supposed to pay a fee of Rs 50. Nonetheless, now all Indian citizens will be …

Discuss

Be the first to leave a comment.