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7 Facts You Should Know About mAadhaar App

  • Highlights

  • mAadhaar is available for Android 5.0 and above

  • It will soon be introduced for iOS

  • Has locking & unlocking feature for biometric data

  • mAadhaar helps with completion of eKYC

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched the mAadhaar application in July 2017. You can now carry your Aadhaar data with you on your smartphone, without the fear of damaging or losing your Aadhaar card. Furthermore, this app can be used to complete the identity check for several procedures, including ID check during traveling by flight or trains. This simplifies the act of carrying multiple ID and address proofs in your wallet. As this app is password-protected, it also keeps your information secure.

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7 Things You Need to Know About the mAadhaar App

1. You have to register your mobile

In order to have mAadhaar on your mobile, you will need to register or link your mobile number with your Aadhaar. You will be able to operate the app only if it is associated with the same number as your registered mobile SIM.

2. You can use it only on Android devices as of now

As of now, the mAadhaar app is available for download only on devices supporting Android 5.0 and above. The iOS version can be expected soon as it is being developed.

3. You can log in with secure OTP and TOTP authentication

This app auto reads the OTP (one-time password) as manual OTP entry is barred for security purposes. There is also a time-based OTP feature that can be used as an alternative to the OTP.

4. You can add up to 3 Aadhaar cards on one device

You can add up to 3 Aadhaar cards on one mobile device; however, an Aadhaar can be active only on one device at a time for security features. Besides, as far as the mobile number policy is concerned, you will be able to add 3 Aadhaar cards only if they have been registered under the contact number of your mobile SIM.

5. You can lock or unlock your biometric data

You can choose to lock your biometric data for security purposes. This makes it inaccessible until you unlock the same. You can do so safely and easily with the help of mAadhaar.

Additional Read: How to Prevent Misuse of Your Aadhar Card

6. You can use it to complete eKYC procedures

Now, making an application for opening bank accounts can be done online. To complete an eKYC for the same, you can use the mAadhaar. Sharing the password-protected eKYC data or QR code helps you easily share your personal information and hasten the account opening process.

7. You can download the mAadhaar app

Among the different benefits of mAadhaar, one notable advantage is that with this app, you can share your data with third-party applications. The data sharing can happen with the help of QR codes, NFC, barcodes, and even emails. For security purpose, the app shares a time-based one-time password (TOTP), instead of OTP.

To download this handy app, follow these easy steps:

  • Step 1: Visit the Google Play Store

  • Step 2: Type mAadhaar in the search bar and download

  • Step 3: To make sure you are downloading the right app, check to see if the developer’s name is listed as ‘Unique Identification Authority of India’

  • Step 4: Once you open the app, it takes you through the terms and conditions and usage guidelines. Please go through them carefully before continuing further

  • Step 5: Create a password to keep your account secured

  • Step 6: Create your profile by entering your Aadhaar card number. Click on “Next”

  • Step 7: You will be sent an TOTP, which will be fetched from the device automatically

  • Step 8: Enter the password created in the previous step

Post this step, you will be able to see your Aadhaar card details in the app. Downloading it and accessing your data through it are easy.

Additional Read: How to Get Aadhar Card Online

While you can add to your convenience with the mAadhaar app, downloading it also means that you have confidential information on your mobile phone. So, when you lose your phone, ensure that your block your SIM immediately to prevent misuse of your data.

The content of this document is meant merely for information purposes. The personal loan features mentioned in this article are subject to updation, completion, revision, verification and the same may change materially based on policy revisions. For more details, please visit our Personal Loan terms and conditions page here.

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