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14 Mar 2019

mAadhaar app: How to add profiles of family members

How to add profiles of family-members in mAadhaar-app

Since carrying a physical copy of Aadhaar isn't always practical, the UIDAI launched the mAadhaar app.

mAadhaar is the official Aadhaar smartphone app launched by the UIDAI, to let users easily and conveniently access their Aadhaar details right from their smartphone, whenever and wherever they wish to.

Here's how you can add profiles of your family members in the mAadhaar app.

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Step-by-step procedure

Steps

Step-by-step procedure

To add profiles of your family members in the mAadhaar app, follow these steps:

Open the mAadhaar app, and click on the 'Plus' icon to add a new profile.

Next, enter the Aadhaar number of the concerned member.

Subsequently an OTP will be sent to the Aadhaar-registered mobile number. Enter the same.

Notably, a maximum of three profiles can be added in a device.

Features

Other features of the mAadhaar app

1) Biometric locking/unlocking: The mAadhaar app allows the user to temporarily lock/unlock their Aadhaar biometrics.

2) TOTP generation: In case the SMS-based OTP fails, you can use the app's Time-based One-time password (TOTP) feature.

3) Generate or fetch VID: The app also lets you generate or fetch your VID, if needed.

4) QR code/eKYC: Use QR code scan and electronic-KYC instead of manual entry.

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Clearing the air around Aadhaar status

SC verdict

Clearing the air around Aadhaar status

Post the September 26, 2018 SC verdict relating to authentication of Aadhaar, there has been quite a lot of confusion with respect to services where Aadhaar is necessary.

Aadhaar is no longer mandatory for services such as bank account, telecom services, and school admissions/entrance tests.

However, it is still necessary for getting a PAN, filing I-T returns, and availing government welfare schemes.

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What is mAadhaar?

Where is mAadhaar available?

What are the features of the mAadhaar app?

How to download mAadhaar app?

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What is mAadhaar?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Arnav Powar

Answered by NewsBytes

mAadhaar is the official mobile app launched by UIDAI, in order to let users easily and conveniently access their Aadhaar demographics right from their smartphone anywhere and anytime.

Where is mAadhaar available?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Aanya Pawar

Answered by NewsBytes

mAadhaar is available for download on smartphones running on Android 5.0 and above. You can download the app from the Google PlayStore. An iOS version of the app is also under works, and will be released soon.

What are the features of the mAadhaar app?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Ridhi Kapoor

Answered by NewsBytes

Key features of the mAadhaar app: 1) Use Aadhaar information anywhere and anytime, 2) Time-Based OTP (TOTP) feature, 3) eKYC option, 4) QR scan feature, 5) Biometrics locking/unlocking facility.

How to download mAadhaar app?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Sanvi Dutta

Answered by NewsBytes

To download the mAadhaar app, follow this link, and click on Install button. Once downloaded, you'll be required to set up a password and add a profile, in order to start accessing your Aadhaar from your mobile.

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