To secure the security of its citizens, the Indian government has made the protection of personal information, in particular the biometric data kept within the Aadhaar system, a top priority. The release of the mAadhaar app is an essential phase in this approach. Users can simply lock and unlock their biometrics using this mobile application as needed. We provide a thorough, step-by-step tutorial on how to use the mAadhaar app to strengthen the security of your biometric data in this in-depth post.
What is mAadhaar?
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the organization in responsible for bringing the Aadhaar project into action in India, has released the mobile application mAadhaar. Residents of India are given 12-digit unique identity numbers called Aadhaar, which are connected to their biometric and demographic information. The mAadhaar app functions as a digital replacement for the Aadhaar card and offers a number of features to improve usability for Aadhaar holders.
Step 1: Download the mAadhaar App
You must first download the mAadhaar app to your Android or iOS device before you can start the process of locking or unlocking your biometrics. If you have an Android device or an iOS device, you can easily find and install the apps through the Google Play Store or the Apple Software Store. Start using the app after downloading and installing it successfully.
The goal of mAadhaar is to provide Indian Citizens with a safe and convenient way to maintain their Aadhaar information and use it for a variety of functions, including identity verification and access to government services. Both iOS and Android devices support downloading it.
Step 2: Register Your Aadhaar Number
You will see an alert asking you to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number when you first open the mAadhaar app. You must input your Aadhaar number as any mistakes could cause authentication issues. Check the number twice to be sure it is accurate before continuing.
Step 3: Receive an OTP
Your registered mobile number will receive an OTP (One-Time Password) after you enter your Aadhaar number. An essential component of both the registration procedure and any upcoming logins is this OTP. In order to validate your cellphone number, you must input the OTP.
Step 4: Set a 4-digit PIN
The mAadhaar app requires the formation of a 4-digit PIN in order to increase security. You must pick a PIN that is unique to you because it will act as your entry point within the app. Never leak your PIN to anyone.
Step 5: Access Your Aadhaar Profile
You can now use the mAadhaar app to view your Aadhaar profile after setting your PIN successfully. You can view your Aadhaar card information here, including your picture, name, address, and phone number.
Step 6: Lock and Unlock Biometrics
Go to the “Biometric Settings” option in the mAadhaar app to take control of your biometric data. The “Lock/Unlock Biometrics” function is located here.
Biometric Locks: If you want to stop anyone from using your biometric information for authentication, select “Lock.” This feature is very helpful when there is a suspicion of illegal access or when you want increased security
Select “Unlock” to enable biometric authentication for various services if necessary. You can use your biometrics for verification if you select this option.
Step 7: Confirm Lock/Unlock
The app will ask you to confirm your choice after you have selected “Lock” or “Unlock.” Before moving forward, it’s critical you know the effects of your decision completely.
Step 8: Enter the 4-Digit PIN
The app will ask you to enter your four-digit PIN for authentication before allowing you to choose whether to lock or unlock your biometrics. This process makes sure that only authorized users can modify the biometric status.