Aadhar Card is one of the most important documents. From opening a bank account to filing income tax returns, it is needed. That is why it becomes very important for you to keep the details of Aadhaar secure (How to Secure Aadhaar). If your Aadhaar gets separated in the wrong hands of someone then you may have to face heavy losses. Let us tell you that for some time, many such frauds have come to the fore where fraudsters are stealing the details of Aadhaar and emptying the bank accounts of people. That is why it becomes even more important for you to keep Aadhaar safe.
In this episode, UIDAI has warned the Aadhaar card holders that they are avoiding fraudsters. Along with this, UIDAI has given special convenience to the people that to protect your information from fraudsters or hackers, you can keep your Aadhaar details locked. This further strengthens the privacy and security of the Aadhaar number. Along with this, you can also unlock your details whenever you want. So let us tell you the easiest way to lock and unlock Aadhaar details (Know how to Lock and Unlock Aadhaar):
Lock your Aadhaar biometrics to prevent any possible misuse by anyone. To lock/unlock your #Aadhaar, use #mAadhaar App or click on the link: https://t.co/7nx87hbJRa.
Please note that your #VID is mandatory for this service. #AadhaarAwareness #aadhar pic.twitter.com/kqmwNDLMLP
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) July 16, 2021
What is the meaning of locking aadhar number?
Locking Aadhaar means locking the 12 digit Aadhaar number and using the 16 digit Virtual ID (VID) for all types of authentication. There are 2 ways to lock Aadhaar.
Lock this way through the website of UIDAI
For this first go to the website uidai.gov.in.
Then click on Aadhar Lock & Unlock Service under Aadhar Services.
Now click on Lock UID.
Now you have to enter the 12 digit Aadhaar Number (UID). Next, enter your full name as given in the Aadhar card. Also, enter the pincode.
After this you have to enter the security code (captcha code).
Now you have to click on Send OTP or Inter TOTP.
Your Aadhaar number will be locked as soon as you enter the One-Time Password (OTP) received on your mobile.
By following the same procedure, you can unlock the Aadhaar number.
How to do this via
SMS Lock Aadhar card holder must have a 16 digit VID number to lock the Aadhaar number through SMS. If a user does not have a VID, he can generate it through SMS service or the resident portal on the UIDAI website. Keep in mind that to generate Virtual ID (VID) through SMS, your mobile number must be registered in the database of UIDAI.
Step 1: SMS to 1947 for OTP from your registered mobile number. In this message, you have to enter the last 4 digits of your Aadhaar number. Suppose your aadhar number is 1567 6754 7654 then the message will be something like this- GETOTP7654.
Step 2: After sending the SMS from your side, UIDAI will send you a 6 digit OTP through SMS.
Step 3: Now you have to send another SMS, which will be something like- LOCKUID the last 4 digits of your Aadhar and 6 digits OTP number. UIDAI will lock your Aadhaar number once the SMS is sent. You will also get its confirmation message.
Follow this method to lock biometrics details in Aadhaar
First of all go to uidai.gov.in website.
Then click on Lock/Unlock Biometrics under Aadhaar Services.
A new page will open. There, after ticking you have to click on Lock/Unlock Biometrics.
Now you have to enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number or VID here.
After this you have to enter the captcha code. Now click on Send OTP or Enter TOTP.
By doing this your biometrics will be locked.