In order to avoid misuse of sensitive personal information, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched a service, by which users can “lock/unlock” their biometric data.
Three ways to lock or unlock your Aadhaar data :-
Via mAadhaar app :-
Install and log in to the UIDAI mAadhaar app.
At the bottom of the screen, click on Biometrics Unlock notification.
You’ll have to enter your mAadhaar password.
Once authenticated, your biometrics will be locked, and you won’t be able to do any transactions now.
To unlock your biometrics, follow the procedure again.
Switching the toggle button in mAadhaar app :-
Via UIDAI website :-
UIDAI portal, click on ‘Lock/Unlock Biometrics’, under ‘Aadhaar services’ section.
You’ll be redirected to the biometrics locking section.
Once there, enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number (or UID), and the security code provided on the screen.
Subsequently, an OTP will be generated and sent via SMS to your Aadhaar-registered mobile number.
Enter the OTP and enable/disable the biometric lock, as per your requirements.
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