mAadhaar App Download

mAadhaar App Download: Overview

mAadhaar is the official application of UIDAI where you can add your Aadhaar card and carry it everywhere you want to. Aadhaar has been made mandatory to avail a number of services and people have to furnish their Aadhaar card everywhere. Aadhaar has to be linked with bank accounts, mobile numbers, PAN, UAN and also for availing a number of subsidies under various government schemes. Thus, the importance of the document increases manifolds. A person can lose or misplace his original Aadhaar if he carries it with himself everywhere. Therefore, UIDAI came up with a solution for it with the digital partner mAadhaar. The mAadhaar can be installed on your android smartphone.

About mAadhaar App
What is mAadhaar App? Compatibility of mAadhaar How to Install mAadhaar App
Add Profile in mAadhaar How to Delete mAadhaar Profile How to Lock/Unlock Biometrics in mAadhaar
Use TOTP Feature on mAadhaar Advantages of mAadhaar App  


What is mAadhaar App?

mAadhaar App is the official Aadhaar application launched by UIDAI in order to provide a platform for Aadhaar holders to carry their demographic data and photograph with them in their smartphones. An Aadhaar card holder can add his profile in the app and access it whenever and wherever he wants. A total of three Aadhaar profiles can be created in the app. The app is well protected by the security password that the user has to enter to open the app every time. This ensures that the Aadhaar data present in the app is not accessed by anyone other than the user himself.

Read More: How To Carry Aadhaar Card On Mobile via mAadhaar App

Compatibility of mAadhaar

  • As of now, mAadhaar can be installed on all smartphones working on Android 5.0 and above.
  • UIDAI has not released the iOS variant of the mAadhaar app.
  • It is currently working on the bugs and will release the app for iPhone users in near future.
  • mAadhaar can be installed on all Android phones, however, only that profile can be added in the app which is linked with the mobile number being used in the phone.
  • If your mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar or you have a mobile number registered in Aadhaar that is different from the one being used in the mobile device, you will not be able to avail the facility of mAadhaar. To know more here how to register your mobile number in Aadhaar card.

How to Install mAadhaar in your Mobile Phone

mAadhaar app can be installed only on Android smartphones. You have to follow these simple steps to download and install the mAadhaar app to your smartphone:


Step 1: Visit Google play store

Step 2: Click on the Install button

Step 3: Give required permissions to the app

Step 4: The app will be installed on your phone

Step 5: You have to set a password for your app

Step 6: This password needs to be entered whenever you login the app

Step 7: The password is of 4 digits and contains all numerals

Step 8: The password ensures that even if your phone is in unauthorised hands, your Aadhaar data is not compromised with.

How to Add Your Profile in the mAadhaar App

In order to use the mAadhaar app, you will have to first add your profile in the app. It is worth noting that the profile will be added only when the mobile number mentioned in Aadhaar is the same that is being used in the smartphone. Follow these simple steps to add your profile in mAadhaar:

Step 1: Open the mAadhaar app

Step 2: Enter your password to login to the app

Step 3: Now select the three dots on the upper right corner of the interface

Step 4: Select the “Add profile” option

Step 5: Now enter your Aadhaar number or simply scan the QR code on your Aadhaar card

Step 6: Click on the Next button

Step 7: Give relevant permissions to the app to access your SMS

Step 8: An OTP is sent to the registered mobile number

Step 9: The app automatically detects the SMS from UIDAI and enters the OTP

Step 10: The app will download your Aadhaar details on your smartphone

Step 11: You can access it anytime you want to use your Aadhaar

Step 12: Both the front side as well as the back view of the Aadhaar is auto-downloaded in the app

How to Delete Your Profile in the mAadhaar App

Your profile in the mAadhaar app will automatically be deleted once you remove the sim of Aadhaar-linked mobile number from your smartphone. In case you are upgrading your mobile phone or switching your mobile connection, you should delete your profile and uninstall the mAadhaar app as a safety precaution before handing it to someone else. Here’s how you can delete your profile in the mAadhaar app:

Step 1: Open the mAadhaar app

Step 2: Enter your password to login

Step 3: Click on your profile to open it

Step 4: Now select the three dots on the top right corner of the app

Step 5: Select the “Delete Profile” option

Step 6: You will be asked to enter your app’s password

Step 7: A message will be displayed asking whether you are sure to delete the profile

Step 8: Click on “Yes”

Step 9: Your profile will be deleted from the mAadhaar app

How to Lock/Unlock Biometrics through the mAadhaar app

UIDAI has provided the facility to the users of the mAadhaar app to lock/unlock biometrics using the mAadhaar app. Alternatively, biometrics can be locked, unlocked or disabled by visiting the UIDAI’s official website. It is worth noting that your mobile number should be linked with Aadhaar otherwise you will not be able to avail this facility. You have to follow these steps to lock or unlock biometrics using mAadhaar:

Step 1: Open the mAadhaar app in your phone

Step 2: Login by entering your password

Step 3: Click on your profile and open it

Step 4: Click on the “Biometric Settings” from the menu on top-right corner of the app

Step 5: Tick the “Enable Biometric Lock” option

Step 6: A disclaimer is shown which says that the biometrics may still be used for the next six hours

Step 7: Click on “OK”

Step 8: An OTP is sent to the registered mobile number

Step 9: The OTP is automatically fed by the app

Step 10: Your biometrics will be locked immediately

In order to unlock your biometrics temporarily, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the top-right menu and click on “Biometric Settings”

Step 2: A message is displayed, “Your biometrics will be temporarily unlocked.”

Step 3: Click on “Yes”

Step 4: Your biometrics will be unlocked for 10 minutes

Step 5: If you want to disable the biometric lock, you can do it by visiting the UIDAI’s website.

How to Use the TOTP Feature in the mAadhaar App

There are instances where you need the Aadhaar OTP to avail various facilities. But due to network or some other issues, you do not receive the OTP on your registered mobile number. UIDAI has introduced the Time-based OTP that is valid only for 30 seconds. The TOTP gets changed automatically every 30 seconds. In order to use this service, the user should have an active internet connection. Here’s how you can use the TOTP through the mAadhaar app:

Step 1: Login to your mAadhaar app by entering your password

Step 2: Select your profile and open it

Step 3: In the lower half of the app, select the option “Show TOTP”

Step 4: A new screen will appear with a six digit TOTP

Step 5: A clock moves continuously for 30 seconds

Step 6: As soon as 30 seconds gets completed, the OTP is changed instantly

Step 7: Below the TOTP, you can find your name and Aadhaar number

Advantages of the mAadhaar App

Some of the advantages of mAadhaar app are as follows:

  • You do not have to carry your original Aadhaar card wherever you go. You can use the mAadhaar app for availing all Aadhar-based services
  • You can lock or temporarily unlock your biometrics anytime through this app
  • In case Aadhaar OTP is not sent to your mobile number due to some issues, you can use the TOTP facility of the mAadhaar app
  • mAadhaar allows users to share their Aadhaar details using the QR code, thus preventing the possible leaks of data
  • A user can share his eKYC through message or email directly with the agency

In order to make it easier for our customers to use the mAadhaar app, we have made an extensive video on how to download and add profile to the mAadhaar app by a user. Please click here to go to the video directly.

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