Secure your Aadhaar with Biometric Locking Feature (Full Process)

New Delhi:

In a move to bolster the privacy and confidentiality of Aadhaar holders, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) introduces the Biometric Locking/Unlocking Service.

- Advertisement -

This groundbreaking feature allows individuals to temporarily secure their fingerprint, iris, and facial features,

preventing unauthorized access for any transactions.

- Advertisement -

What is Aadhaar Biometric Locking?

The Biometric Locking/Unlocking Service empowers Aadhaar holders to enhance the security of their biometric data.

Once activated, fingerprints, iris scans, and facial features are securely locked, rendering them unusable for any Aadhaar authentication.

- Advertisement -

Which Biometric Data can be Locked?

Once the biometric locking feature is activated, fingerprints, iris scans,

and facial features are secured, restricting their use for any Aadhaar authentication purposes.

- Advertisement -

What happens when Biometrics are Locked?

Activation of biometric locking ensures that Aadhaar holders cannot use their locked biometrics for any form of authentication.

This serves as a vital security measure, preventing unauthorized access through biometric authentication methods.


How to Lock and Unlock Biometrics?

Aadhaar holders can lock and unlock their biometrics through various channels:

  • Visit the UIDAI website
  • Approach an enrollment center
  • Visit an Aadhaar Seva Kendra
  • Utilize the mAadhaar app

Ensure your mobile number is registered with Aadhaar for seamless access to this service. In case your mobile number is not linked to Aadhaar, visit the nearest enrollment center for assistance.


When and How to Lock Biometrics?

Aadhaar holders with a registered mobile number can exercise the option to lock their biometrics at any time.

This service is designed to augment the privacy and confidentiality of the Aadhaar holder’s biometric data.

- Advertisement -

On activating biometric locking, any attempt to implement authentication services using biometrics will result in an error code ‘330,’ indicating that the biometrics have been locked.

This proactive measure ensures that unauthorized biometric authentication attempts are thwarted, safeguarding the integrity of your Aadhaar data.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


More Articles