The 12 digit Aadhaar number is one of the most important KYC document now. Hence, protecting your privacy from any misuse is also important.
Have you heard of locking Aadhaar card? Just check what is Aadhaar Card locking.
Aadhaar number holders can secure their biometric authentication by locking their biometrics. Once your Aadhaar card is locked, it cannot be used by anyone for authentication. Residents can unlock their biometrics before any biometric authentications transaction.
Importance of Biometrics
The locking and unlocking facility is to protect privacy and confidentiality of Resident's Biometrics Data. Once you locked Biometrics, then you will not be able to use your Biometrics (fingerprints/iris) for authentications thus preventing potential misuse. Now You Need Aadhaar For These 14 Things
How to lock Aadhaar?
You can lock and unlock Aadhaar Card online only. It is not possible to lock your Aadhaar offline. Also, you can only protect your Aadhaar who try to access your Aadhaar data using your biometric access.
Registered mobile number
You must be registered your mobile number to avail this facility. UDAI will send an OTP or one-time password to your registered number while locking Aadhaar card.
Once you lock, then you can unlock it only for 10 minutes. After this temporary unlock period, your Aadhaar will be blocked again automatically. This is for adding more security. How To Link PAN With Your Aadhaar Quickly?