On account of the Central Government’s Digital India movement, several mobile applications have been launched to ensure more transparency and convenience. The implementation of the mAadhaar app is such an initiative taken by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Now, using this mobile app, one can skip carrying the Aadhaar card everywhere as the mAadhaar profile serves as valid ID proof.
Here is a list of features you will find on the mAadhaar application:
Other than these, you can also obtain information regarding Aadhaar enrolment centres and their locations. The availability of these features will benefit the app users in several ways.
Here are some of the perks this official mobile application of UIDAI comes with:
The emergence of such applications has helped users to save time. Also, thanks to its TOTP feature, the app remains secure and reliable. Now that you know which ways this application can benefit you, let’s dive into the procedure of installing it on your phone.
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Follow these steps to download the mAadhaar app and install it on your mobile phone:
Open Google Play Store or App Store (for iOS users) to download this application on your phone.
You can type ‘mAadhaar’ in the search box to find this app. Now select the application once you find it and click on ‘Install’ to download.
Once the official UIDAI app is downloaded, open it.
Next, you will have to create a password before you can finally import your profile on the mobile app.
Make sure to follow the same steps to download this app on iOS devices. Now that you have downloaded the app, you need to link your Aadhaar details with it. You can find the process for that in the following section.
In order to access the Aadhaar-related information and use it for official work using the mAadhaar application, you need to link these two first. Here are the steps for that:
To start this procedure, you need to either provide your 12-digit Aadhaar number or scan your Aadhaar card.
Provide your phone number, and ensure that it is the same number that is registered with UIDAI.
After submitting all the necessary details in the next step, you will have to tap on ‘Verify’.
Upon submitting the information, you will receive an OTP on your phone number for verification. Make sure you are entering the accurate OTP to successfully link your Aadhaar number with the mAadhaar app.
Now, if you want to view your profile on mAadhaar, you simply have to click on your profile on the home page. Provide the password you created in the beginning to see the complete information. Note that this password can be reset later too.
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In case you want to change or reset your mAadhaar password, here are the steps you will have to follow:
On the home page of mAadhaar app, under the top menu, you will get to see the ‘Reset Password’ option. Select it to proceed further.
Next, you will have to provide the required details and click on “Reset Password’.
Now, you need to enter a new password you want for your mAadhaar app.
The mAadhaar app users can also choose to delete their profiles if necessary. They will be able to do that using the app only.
The below-mentioned steps are to be followed to delete your mAadhaar profile:
To begin the process, first, you need to open the mAadhaar app on your mobile.
After opening your profile, at the top right side of your mobile’s screen, you will find a drop-down menu. From there, you will have to choose the ‘Delete Profile’ option.
Now, for authentication, you need to enter the password first. After entering your password, the profile will be deleted instantly.
An Aadhaar card serves as an essential identity proof which is why it is required for various services. For instance, you need to submit your Aadhaar details while availing a mobile connection or opening a savings account.
Owing to digital transformation, all these services are carried out online these days, and service providers seek Aadhaar verification of their customers. The introduction of the mAadhaar app has been beneficial because of this. You can simply use this app to share your eKYC or QR code with service providers to complete the verification procedure.
mAadhaar is a completely secure application where you have to log in using a password. Apart from this password protection, accessing the app requires time-based OTP authentication. Another way that mAadhaar increases security is by allowing you to lock or unlock your Aadhaar biometric data.
Your mAadhaar profile can remain active on only one device at a time. When you change your current device and register the same profile on your new phone, the profile on the older handset will become inactive.
You can download and install the mAadhaar application without a registered phone number. However, only a few of the app services will be available for use. Some of these services include scanning QR codes, verifying Aadhaar, locating enrolment centres, etc.
Aadhaar sync is a specialised feature that allows your Aadhaar profile to remain up to date. Often, cardholders may need to update their Aadhaar card data. For instance, you may need to change the registered phone number or your residential address. In such a case, you can use this sync feature to get the updated details in your Aadhaar profile post completion of the update request.
Authorities accept mAadhaar as a valid ID at railway stations and airports. You can also share a QR code or eKYC with service providers from the app to complete Aadhaar verification. However, note that you cannot update your demographic information via this app.
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