Download mAadhaar App
MAadhaar is a valid UIDAI application where you can add your Aadhaar card and carry it wherever you want. Aadhaar has been made obligatory to receive many services and people should give their Aadhaar card everywhere.
Aadhaar should be linked to bank accounts, mobile numbers, PAN, UAN and the availability of multiple grants under various government programs. Therefore, the importance of the text increases duplication.
One can lose or put in the wrong place his first Aadhaar if he carries it with him everywhere. Therefore, UIDAI came up with its own solution with digital partners mAadhaar. MAadhaar can be installed on your android smartphone.
What is the mAadhaar app?
The mAadhaar App is an official Aadhaar application launched by UIDAI to provide a platform for Aadhaar owners to manage their information and capture it on their smartphones. Aadhaar cardholder can add his profile to the app and access it anytime and anywhere he likes.
Three Aadhaar profiles can be created in the app. The app is well protected by the security password that the user should use to open the app regularly. This ensures that the Aadhaar data available in the application is not accessible to anyone other than the user himself.
Compatibility of mAadhaar:
• From now on, mAadhaar can be installed on all smartphones running Android 5.0 and above.
• UIDAI has not released a separate iOS version of the mAadhaar app.
• It is currently running on bugs and will be launching an app for iPhone users soon.
• mAadhaar can be installed on all Android phones, however, only that profile can be added to the app linked to the mobile phone number used on the phone.
• If your mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar or you have a mobile phone number registered in Aadhaar different from that used on a mobile phone, you will not be able to find the location of mAadhaar.
How to install mAadhaar on your mobile phone
The mAadhaar app can only be installed on Android smartphones. You should follow these simple steps to download and install the mAadhaar app on your smartphone:
Step 1: Visit Google Play Store https://goo.gl/WuSCCQ
Step 2: Click the install button
Step 3: Grant the required permissions in the app
Step 4: The app will be installed on your phone
Step 5: You must set a password for your app
Step 6: This password needs to be entered whenever you sign in to the app
Step 7: The password is 4 digits and contains all the numbers
Step 8: Password ensures that even if your phone is in unauthorized hands, your Aadhaar data will not be corrupted either.
How to Add Your Profile to the mAadhaar app
To use the mAadhaar app, you must first add your profile to the app. It is noteworthy that the profile will only be added when the mobile number mentioned in Aadhaar is the same as that used on the smartphone. Follow these simple steps to add your profile to mAadhaar:
Step 1: Open the mAadhaar app
Step 2: Enter your password to log in to the app
Step 3: Now select three dots in the top right corner of the interface
Step 4: Select the "Add a profile" option
Step 5: Now enter your Aadhaar number or simply scan the QR code on your Aadhaar card
Step 6: Click the next button
Step 7: Grant the appropriate permissions in the app to access your SMS
Step 8: OTP is sent to the registered mobile number
Step 9: Application automatically receives SMS from UIDAI and enters OTP
Step 10: The app will download your Aadhaar information to your smartphone
Step 11: You can get it whenever you want to use your Aadhaar
Step 12: Both front and back Aadhaar preview are automatically downloaded to the app
Note: You are now adding up to 5 profiles to your mAadhaar application according to UIDAI. To find out more, click here.
How to Delete Your Profile in the mAadhaar app
Your profile in the mAadhaar app will be automatically deleted if you delete a mobile number sim connected to Aadhaar on your smartphone.
In the event that you upgrade your mobile phone or change your mobile connection, you should delete your profile and uninstall the mAadhaar app as a security guard before handing it over to someone else.
Here's how to delete your profile in the mAadhaar app:
Step 1: Open the mAadhaar app
Step 2: Enter your password to log in
Step 3: Click on your profile to open it
Step 4: Now select three dots in the top right corner of the app
Step 5: Select the "Delete profile" option
Step 6: You will be asked to enter your application password
Step 7: A message will be displayed asking if you are sure to delete the profile
Step 8: Click “Yes”
Step 9: Your profile will be deleted from the mAadhaar app
How to lock/unlock Biometric with mAadhaar app
UIDAI has provided this facility to users of the mAadhaar app to lock/unlock biometric using the mAadhaar app.
Alternatively, biometrics can be locked, unlocked, or disabled by visiting the official UIDAI website. It is important to know that your mobile number must be connected to Aadhaar otherwise you will not be able to access this facility.
You should follow these steps to lock or unlock the biometric using mAadhaar:
Step 1: Open the mAadhaar app on your phone
Step 2: Login by entering your password
Step 3: Click on your profile and open it
Step 4: Click "Biometric Settings" from the menu in the top right corner of the app
Step 5: Check the option "Enable Biometric Lock"
Step 6: Disclaimer The biometric can be used in the next six hours
Step 7: Click on "OK"
Step 8: OTP is sent to the registered mobile number
Step 9: OTP is automatically fed to the application
Step 10: Your biometrics will be locked immediately
To unblock your biometric temporarily, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the top-right menu and click on "Biometric Settings"
Step 2: The message is displayed, "Your biometrics will be turned on for a while."
Step 3: Click “Yes”
Step 4: Your biometrics will be turned on for 10 minutes
Step 5: If you want to disable biometric locking, you can do so by visiting the UIDAI website.
How to use the TOTP feature in the mAadhaar app
There are cases where you need Aadhaar OTP to get various services. But due to network or other issues, you do not receive OTP on your registered mobile number.
UIDAI introduced OTP Time-only valid for 30 seconds. TOTP automatically changes every 30 seconds. To use this service, the user must have an active internet connection.
Here's how to use TOTP with the mAadhaar app:
Step 1: Sign in to your mAadhaar app by entering your password
Step 2: Select your profile and open it
Step 3: In the lower part of the app, select the "Show TOTP" option
Step 4: A new screen will appear with a six-digit TOTP
Step 5: The clock goes on continuously for 30 seconds
Step 6: As soon as 30 seconds have elapsed, the OTP is automatically switched off
Step 7: Below TOTP, you can find your name and Aadhaar number
Advantages of the mAadhaar app
Some of the benefits of the mAadhaar app are as follows:
You do not need to carry your real Aadhaar card anywhere you go. You can use the mAadhaar app to get all the services based on Aadhar
You can lock or temporarily unlock your biometrics at any time with this app
In the event that Aadhaar OTP is not sent to your mobile number due to certain issues, you can use the TOTP location of the mAadhaar application
MAadhaar allows users to share their Aadhaar data using QR code, thereby preventing possible data leaks
The user can share his eKYC via message or email directly with the agency
To make it easier for our customers to use the mAadhaar app, we have made a comprehensive video on how to download and add a profile to the mAadhaar app by the user. Please click here to go directly to the video.
To share a QR code, you need to follow the steps provided:
Open your profile to click in the top right corner.
Now, click on 'Show QR Code'.
Your password will be reset on your screen (In case your profile is password protected)
You will now see a QR code and you need to select one of the available sharing options.
Your mAadhaar profile does not work once you have switched to a new phone with a registered mobile number because at the same time only one Aadhaar profile can work on one device.
No, mAdhaar does not work on rooted devices.
No, mAadhaar is not available for iOS.
Yes, there is an Android version for Android 5.0 and above.
Maximum number of profiles that can be added to the mAadhaar App with three profiles with the same mobile number registered in their Aadhaar.
You can avoid entering your password many times when the app is opened by following the steps provided:
You need to select the drop-down from the top left corner of the app.
Now, go to setup and uncheck the checkbox. The checkbox will be 'Always ask for a password'.
No, the mAadhaar app cannot work offline. You need to have an internet connection to download data from the UIDAI online portal.
OTP is automatically read by your Aadhaar once it is detected as there is no provision for you to enter OTP manually.
You can use your m-Aadhaar in any category reserved for travel on Indian Railways as it is acceptable proof of identification.
To view the updated profile in mAadhaar, you need to follow the steps provided:
You need to open your profile in the App
Now, click on the 'View profile update' option in the top right corner
You will receive an OTP that will be filled automatically.
Click OK to verify and view your updated profile.
1. You do not need to carry your real Aadhaar card anywhere you go. You can use the mAadhaar app to get all the services based on Aadhar
2.You can lock or temporarily unlock your biometrics at any time with this app
3.In the event that Aadhaar OTP is not sent to your mobile number due to certain issues, you can use the TOTP location of the mAadhaar application
4.mAadhaar allows users to share their Aadhaar data using QR code, thereby preventing possible data leaks
5.The user can share his eKYC via message or email directly with the agency