How to lock unlock Aadhaar biometrics online?


Hello friends, in this blog we are going to discuss about ‘how to lock unlock Aadhaar biometrics online temporarily. We all know that while we go to apply for a new Aadhaar card the officials take our eye iris and finger print.


These are the biometrics which is used for Aadhaar authentication for any service after issue an Aadhaar. Aadhaar holders can keep these biometrics lock in preventive measure. So that anyone can’t misuse of Aadhaar biometrics. He or she can unlock the biometrics again when it  need to use.


If you keep biometrics locked, it cannot be used until you unlock it. Hence UIDAI offers you the facility to lock and unlock the Aadhaar biometrics. You can do it online when you wish.


How to lock unlock Aadhaar biometrics online:

In the following steps we are discussing about ‘Aadhaar lock unlock biometrics’. First we will discuss on ‘biometric lock Aadhaar’. Follow the following steps for locking process of Aadhaar biometrics.


Biometric lock Aadhaar:

Before lock the biometrics we should know that you have the mobile number which is registered with Aadhaar number.


STEP 1: First go to the website


STEP 2: Now you are on the home page of Unique Identification Authority of India. Here you will see some different categories of services on the page. Here you will find an option “Lock/Unlock Biometrics”. Click on this option.

STEP 3: You will be redirected to a page where you will see some instructions of lock unlock biometrics. You have to trick on the line which says that ‘I understand if I enable the lock then I will not able to use the biometric authentication until I unlock it’. Trick on the box before this line and click on ‘Lock/Unlock Biometrics’ option.


STEP 4: Now you are on the login page of aadhaar. Here you need to enter your Aadhaar number and captcha code shown on the page. Enter the details and click on the option ‘Send OTP’.


STEP 5: In this step you need to enter the OTP received on the mobile number which is registered with Aadhaar. Enter the OTP and click on ‘Submit’.


STEP 6: Now you are redirected to another page. In this page you can enable your biometrics lock. A massage will also be displayed that your biometric locking feature is currently not enable. Only after enabled the feature you will able to lock and temporarily unlock the biometric authentication.

To enable the biometric lock click on the button “Enable locking feature”.


STEP 7: In this step the massage will displayed that your biometric is lock successfully. Now you will not able to use biometrics (iris/fingerprint).

In this away you can lock and prevent your Aadhaar biometric from missuse.


Unlock Aadhaar biometric:

In this steps we discuss about unlock Aadhaar biometric online while Aadhaar biometrics locked by Aadhaar holder. Once Aadhaar biometric is locked you need to unlock it again to use biometric authentication for a service.


So here we discuss some simple steps by which you can unlock Aadhaar biometric online. Go through the following steps.


STEP A: You have to follow the same process discussed on the above steps from STEP1 to STEP 5. The process is same to same as described on the above steps.


STEP B: After entering the OTP on the step 5 a new page will open. Here a massage will be seen that your biometric is locked. You will not be able to use biometrics.

Now another option “unlock biometric” will be displayed under the massage. Click on this option.


STEP C: Now your biometric is unlocked. Now you can use your biometric authentication. But keep in mind that it will be locked again after 10 minutes. You have to do your authentication within 10 minutes.


Aadhaar card biometric unlock permanently:

In the above ‘aadhaar biometric unlock’ process we see that if you have done Aadhaar unlock in the above step it will locked again after 10 minutes. But if you need to do Aadhaar card biometric unlock permanently then you need to follow some more steps.


You can do this process only after completed the unlocking process as shown in the above step A to step C. Thereafter you have to follow all the steps from 1 to 5 and STEP. After entering the OTP on the step 5 a new page will open. Here you will see a massage. Your biometric is unlock and it will automatically lock after 10 minutes.


Here you also find another two options. The first option is “enable locking feature” and the second one is “Disable locking feature”. Currently your locking feature is enabled. To unlock the lock permanently click on the second option “Disable locking feature” option.


Now your Aadhaar biometric is free of locking as it was before.

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