UIDAI launches mAadhaar mobile App for Android users


New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday launched the mAadhaar app for Android. As you might have guessed from the name itself, the ‘mobile Aadhaar’ app allows users to carry their Aadhaardemographic information, i.e. name, date of birth, gender, address and the photograph linked with their Aadhaar number, on their smartphones.

The mAadhaar app is only available on Android for now, and the developer for this is listed as UIDAI. If you search for the app in the Google Play Store, you should find it listed there. Just be careful when typing the name, make sure it is mAadhaar, and you don’t end up downloading some fake app.

Notably, the app also allows users to lock or unlock biometrics data. “Once resident enables Biometric Locking system their biometric remains locked till the Aadhaar Holder chose to either Unlock it (which is temporary) or Disable the Locking system.” Interestingly, the mAadhaar app also comes with “Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP)” feature that can be used instead of SMS-based OTP.

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