The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a mAadhaar mobile application. With this app, you can get secure access to your demographic details on your smartphone and verify your identity without carrying the physical Aadhaar card.
The mAadhaar app by UIDAI was launched in July 2017, and it allows you to view and update all your demographic data instantaneously. By initiating the mAadhaar app download and signing in, you can access all the services on the UIDAI or the Aadhaar website.
You can update your address, enrol family members, order an Aadhaar PVC card, check the status dashboard, and more using a single application. Note that only the user has access to all the Aadhaar data stored in the app.
The mAadhaar application is available for download on any Android or iOS smartphone. Alternatively, you can get the link to download mAadhaar on the UIDAI website. Once you have downloaded the app, you can register with your Aadhaar-linked mobile number via OTP.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to download the mAadhaar app on your smartphone.
Step 1: Visit the Google Play Store or the App Store and start the mAadhaar app download
Step 2: Once downloaded, press the ‘Consent’ button to register on the mAadhaar.
Step 3: Enter your Aadhaar-linked mobile number
Once the mAadhaar download is successfully completed, the next step is to register your Aadhaar profile on the app. By registering your profile, you get your Aadhaar details, such as your 12-digit Aadhaar number, mobile number, address etc, on the app.
The steps to register your profile on the mAadhaar online app are very easy. However, make sure to have a stable cellular connection so that there are no issues in receiving the OTP.
Step 1: Launch the mAadhaar card application
Step 2: Tap on the ‘Register Aadhaar’ button on the main dashboard
Step 3: Create a secure password with a 4-digit PIN
Step 4: Enter the required Aadhaar details
Step 5: Provide the correct Captcha and tap ‘Next’
Step 6: The mAadhaar app will read the one-time password (OTP) sent to your Aadhaar-linked mobile phone number
With the OTP verification step, your profile registration is complete on your smartphone.
You can view your profile on the ‘My Aadhaar’ section on the bottommost tab of the application. Here are the steps you can follow to view your registered profile.
Step 1: Launch the mAadhaar app on your smartphone
Step 2: Tap on the ‘My Aadhaar’ option on the homepage
Step 3: Enter the 4-digit PIN code
In case you forgot your password, here are the steps to reset your password on the mAadhaar app.
Step 1: Go to the mAadhaar online app
Step 2: Tap on the “Reset Password” option on the app's home screen
Step 3: Fill in the sections with the required details and tap on “Reset Password”
Step 4: Enter the new password and confirm by re-entering the password
After resetting the password, you must log in again to confirm the updated password.
There are many reasons you may want to remove your profile from the mAadhaar App. For instance, you may want to register the app on a new device, or you may want to switch to an updated version.
In such cases, you can follow these steps to delete your profile.
Step 1: Open your mAadhaar application with the 4-digit PIN
Step 2: Tap on the “My Aadhaar” section
Step 3: Click on the three-dot menu at the top right corner
Step 4: Tap on the "Delete Profile" option
Step 5: Re-enter the 4-digit PIN for confirmation
Step 6: Tap ‘Yes’ on the pop-up tab to confirm
The Time-based One Time Password or TOTP feature is a service available on the mAadhaar card app that helps you register when your mobile number is unavailable. For example, when you don’t have SMS service or have low signal on your device, you can register with TOTP on your mAadhaar.
By following three steps, you can easily create a TOTP on the mAadhaar app.
Step 1: Log in to your mAadhaar app with the 4-digit PIN
Step 2: Go to your profile and select the ‘Show OTP’ option
Step 3: A six-digit TOTP will appear on the screen
Here are some of the important things you need to be aware of when using the mAadhaar app.
You can only install this application on smartphones with Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above operating systems
Due to security reasons, you cannot enter any OTP in this application
You can add a maximum of five profiles in a single device
mAadhaar online application is available only on a single device for any profile
It offers you the benefit of sharing demographic-related information with your service provider using the QR code
The UIDAI mAadhaar platform offers many services through a single application, including easy access to your details, which helps in quick identity verification. Here are some other features available on the UIDAI mAadhaar card app.
Helps locate your nearest enrolment centres
Helps avail Aadhaar card services without SMS
Helps share your demographic details with a QR code
Helps monitor and carry multiple Aadhaar profiles in a single device
Helps generate TOTP without accessing the registered mobile number
Helps update your profile easily on your mobile
Helps lock and unlock your biometrics with just a few taps
Helps access all online UIDAI services on your smartphone
Helps check your request status anytime with easy access
The aim of the mAadhaar app is to make tracking and accessing your Aadhaar information easier. In addition to that, here are some other benefits.
Avail all Aadhaar services online without having to visit the centre physically, all with a mobile app.
Access the Aadhaar or UIDAI website even if you don’t have access to the Aadhaar-linked mobile number. The TOTP feature gives you a code for 30 seconds that allows you access to your Aadhaar profile.
Share your Aadhaar details by scanning a QR code, thus eliminating any possible data leakage.
Share your Aadhaar details directly with the government agency without any third party for high security on your data.
The mAadhaar app is available for download on the Google Play Store for Android smartphone users and the App Store for iOS devices.
For security reasons, only one device can be registered with any mobile number. This is to ensure that only one user has access to the demographic details. Hence, when you switch to a new phone, your mAadhaar profile will become inactive.
No. The mAadhaar card app is only available for Android and iOS devices.
Yes. All users with iOS 10.0 and above can get mAadhaar downloaded online on their iPhones.
You can add a maximum of five Aadhaar card profiles on the mAadhaar app.
No, the mAadhaar app does not work without an internet connection. To download data from the UIDAI website, you must have internet access.
No, you will not be able to access the mAadhaar application offline. mAadhaar is an online app, and requires a stable internet connection.
The mAadhaar app automatically reads the OTP when prompted, so there is no option to enter OTP manually. Thus, you must always register the app on the smartphone with the Aadhaar-linked mobile number.
To set up your mAadhaar profile, a 4-digit pin or password is required.
You can add up to 5 family members’ Aadhaar profiles on a mAadhaar app.
The mAadhaar app has an inbuilt scanner feature to share any Aadhaar QR Code, which can help verify your identity. The receiver can scan the QR code with the scanner, and thereafter, all your demographic details will appear on the screen.