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Aadhaar biometrics lock and unlock online process

How To Lock And Unlock Your Aadhaar Biometrics Online 2024

Our Aadhaar contains our biometric data, such as iris scans, fingerprints, and photographs. These are used for various Aadhar-based authentication purposes.

However, you may be concerned about the privacy and security of your biometric data or may want to prevent unauthorized access or misuse of your Aadhaar biometrics for various authentication purposes.

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For this, UIDAI has made it easier to lock and unlock your Aadhaar biometric data online through its portal 

In this article, you will get to know the following points related to locking and unlocking your Aadhar biometrics online,

Let’s see each of these points in detail.

Details required to lock/unlock Aadhaar biometrics

You need your Aadhaar number and a registered mobile number to lock and unlock your Aadhaar biometrics data online.

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In case you have forgotten your Aadhaar number, you can search it online.

Click to know the steps to find your Aadhaar number.

Steps to lock your Aadhaar biometrics online

To lock your Aadhaar biometrics online,

Step 1: Go to the official website

Lock Unlock Aadhaar biometrics option on UIDAI
The ‘Lock/Unlock Aadhaar Biometrics’ option on UIDAI
  1. First, go to the official website of UIDAI at uidai.gov.in.
  2. Next, click on the “My Aadhar” option that appears on the top menu.
  3. Next, click on the “Aadhar Services” option.
  4. Next, click on the “Lock/Unlock Biometrics” option.
  5. The ‘myAadhar’ portal will open in front of you.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Log in to the My Aadhar portal

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UIDAI myAadhaar portal
  1. Now, click on the “Login” button.
  2. Next, enter your ‘Aadhar Number’ in the specified field.
  3. Next, enter the ‘Captcha Code’ in the specified field.
  4. Next, click on the “Send OTP” button.
  5. The OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. 
  6. Next, enter the OTP in the specified field and click on the “Login” button.

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Step 3: Lock Aadhar Biometrics

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The ‘Lock Biometrics’ option on myAadhaar portal
  1. Next, click on the “Lock/Unlock Biometrics” option.
  2. A page will open in front of you with the list of items you can block.
  3. Next, click on the “Next” button.
  4. A page will open for confirmation.
  5. Next, tick the check box and click on the “Next” button.

Your biometrics will be locked successfully.

In case you want to use your Aadhar for any biometric authentication purposes you need to unlock your Aadhar biometric first.

Steps to unlock your Aadhaar biometrics online

To unlock your Aadhaar biometrics online,

Step 1: Go to the myAadhaar portal

myaadhaar portal login
  1. Go to the official myAadhaar portal at myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in.
  2. Now, click on the “Login” button.
  3. A new page will open.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Login to the My Aadhar portal

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myAadhaar portal ‘Login’ page
  1. Now, enter your Aadhar Number in the specified field.
  2. Next, enter the Captcha Code in the specified field.
  3. Next, click on the “Send OTP” button.
  4. The OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.
  5. Next, enter the OTP in the specified field and click on the “Login” button.

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Step 3: Unlock Aadhar Biometrics

Unlock Aadhaar biometrics option
Unlock Aadhaar biometrics option
  1. Next, click on the “Lock/Unlock Biometrics” option.
  2. Next, click on the “Next” button.
  3. Next, tick the confirmation check box.
  4. You will get two options: to unlock your biometrics temporarily or permanently. Tick the appropriate option.
  5. Next, click on the “Next” button.

Your Aadhaar biometrics will be unlocked based on the selection made.

By following the steps you can easily lock and unlock your Aadhar biometrics online.

You can also access other services like Aadhar Card download and ordering PVC Aadhar Card using the myAadhar portal.

You can also check your Aadhar authentication history to see where your Aadhar card is authenticated and when.


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