How to lock / unlock Aadhaar Biometrics online

Aadhar card is currently the most important certificate or identity card in India, which we use everywhere, from hospital at the time of childbirth to your office when it is needed everywhere. You can use it anywhere as a home address proof, and as an identity card. Aadhaar also contains your biometric information like fingerprint, photo, etc., but this biometric data is kept locked for your privacy or security. But now you can also unlock Aadhaar Biometrics or this data. And if it’s unlocked, you can lock it whenever you want. For this you just have to follow these simple steps –

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According to the UIDAI website, “UIDAI has introduced this new feature, with which you can lock or unlock the information related to Aadhaar number. Locking the Aadhaar number will not complete any authentication with the Aadhaar number, but in this case, you can use your virtual Aadhaar ID. You can know here how to generate Aadhaar Virtual ID.

Let us now know how to lock Aadhaar Biometrics details online – How to lock / unlock Aadhaar Biometrics online

How to Lock Aadhaar Biometrics Online – How to lock Aadhaar Biometrics online

  • First of all visit the official website of Aadhaar https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/.
  • Now log-in with Aadhaar number in it.
  • There select the option ‘Lock/Unlock Biometrics’.
  • Now on a new page, you will get information related to biometric lock or unlock, after reading it press the ‘Next’ button.
  • Now a checkbox will be made on the next page, which will read – “I Understand that after locking my biometric, I will not be able to perform biometric authentication until I unlock my Biometrics.” This means that you will not be able to use Aadhaar as any biometric proof till you unlock the biometric. Make it tick.
  • As soon as you tick it, the ‘Next’ button will appear, press it.
  • Now you will get a message that your biometrics is locked.

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How to unlock Aadhaar Biometrics online – How to unlock Aadhaar Biometrics online

  • For this also first of all visit https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ website.
  • Now log-in with Aadhar number in it.
  • Now first of all visit the official website of Aadhaar https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/.
  • Now log-in with Aadhaar number in it.
  • There select the option ‘Lock/Unlock Biometrics’.
  • Now the same lock unlock information will come, press the Next button in this page.
  • Now here too there will be a check box which will read “I Understand that after unlocking my biometric, I will be able to perform biometric authentication.” That is, you can now use the Aadhaar number for biometric authentication. in this tick Do it.
  • If your biometric is locked, then under this check box you will see 2 unlock options.
  • With the first option, you can unlock your Aadhaar related biometrics for a short period of time.
  • On selecting the first option, ‘Next’ button will appear, click it and your biometric will be unlocked for only 10 minutes.
  • Whereas, if you want to unlock Aadhaar biometric permanently, then select the second option and press the ‘Next’ button.
  • After this a message will appear on your screen that your biometric has been unlocked.

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