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What to do for mAadhaar App download

The UIDAI launched the Aadhaar mobile app, mAadhaar on all Android phones in 2017. You can now access all your Aadhaar details on the move on your mobile phone and avoid the hassle of carrying a physical copy of the Aadhaar card everywhere. The mAadhaar app is like a soft copy version of your Aadhaar card.

As soon as you download the mAadhaar app, all your Aadhaar details such as full name, email ID, address, gender, photograph get stored in the app. You can use it as a KYC proof.


The mAadhaar App is compatible with the following mobiles:

1) The mAadhaar app is currently accessible only to Android 5.0 and above users

2) The UIDAI is yet to launch the iOS version of the mAadhaar app. You may not be able to access it on your iPhone.

3) You can download the mAadhaar only if your mobile number is registered with your Aadhaar card

How can you download the mAadhaar app on your mobile phone?

You can download the mAadhaar App by following the below mentioned steps:

Step 1:   Open Google Play Store on your smartphone (www.play.google.com/store)

Step 2:   Search for mAadhaar app in the search section

Step 3:   Click on the mAadhaar UIDAI app and select the install option

Step 4:   Open the app after it gets downloaded

Step 5:   Set a password for your app. The password must contain 4 numerals

*Only you can access the Aadhaar details on your phone with the help of the password in case the phone gets stolen or lost

How to add your profile to the mAadhaar app?

You can add your profile to the Aadhaar app, mAadhaar by following the below mentioned steps:

Step 1:   Open your mAadhaar app and enter your 4-digit password

Step 2:   Click on the three vertical dots on the upper right corner of the app

Step 3:   Click on add profile option and enter your Aadhaar number

Step 4:   Select next and allow the app to access your SMS

Step 5:   You will receive OTP on your phone. The app automatically detects the OTP and enters it

Step 6:   Your Aadhaar is downloaded on your phone

Step 7:   Access the Aadhaar at any point

How to delete your mAadhaar profile?

You can delete your mAadhaar profile by following the below mentioned steps:

Step 1:   Go to the mAadhaar app

Step 2:   Enter your profile with the 4-digit password

Step 3:   Click the three dots in the upper right section and select delete profile option

Step 4:   Re-enter your profile password

Step 5:   A confirmation will appear on your mobile: ‘are you sure you want to delete your profile?’

Step 6:   Click yes, and your profile gets deleted

Benefits of the mAadhaar app:

1) It serves as an identity proof wherever needed

2) You can use the mAadhaar app to complete your eKYC (Know Your Customer) details for financial transactions

3) With the help of mAadhaar, you can share your details with service providers via Quick Response (QR) code to avoid data leakage

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