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Is it possible to lock or unlock my Aadhar biometric details?

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Is it possible to lock or unlock my Aadhar biometric details?

Yes, it is possible to lock or unlock your Aadhaar biometric details. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) provides a feature called "Biometric Locking/Unlocking" to give individuals control over the use of their biometric data stored in Aadhaar. When you lock your biometrics, the biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint or iris scan cannot be used for authentication purposes.

Here's how you can lock or unlock your Aadhaar biometric details:

1. Visit the official UIDAI website: Go to the UIDAI's Aadhaar Lock/Unlock page ( using a web browser.

2. Enter your Aadhaar number: Enter your 12digit Aadhaar number in the designated field.

3. Enter the security code: Enter the security code displayed on the page for verification.

4. Generate OTP: Click on the "Send OTP" button. You will receive a OneTime Password (OTP) on your registered mobile number.

5. Enter the OTP: Enter the OTP in the given field and click on the "Submit" button.

6. Lock or unlock biometrics: On the next page, you will have the option to lock or unlock your biometrics. Choose the desired option and click on the "Enable" or "Disable" button.

7. Confirmation: A confirmation message will be displayed confirming the status of your biometric locking or unlocking.

Note that locking or unlocking your Aadhaar biometric details can also be done through the mAadhaar mobile app.

By locking your biometrics, you can prevent any unauthorized use of your biometric information for authentication purposes. It provides an added layer of security for your Aadhaar data.

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