Who and when to lock Biometrics
- Any resident with valid Aadhaar should be able to use the service. This feature empowers an Aadhaar holder to prevent any potential misuse of biometric authentication.
- After locking biometrics if a UID is used for invoking any of the Authentication services using a biometric modality (Fingerprint/Iris) a specific error code ‘330’ indicating ‘biometrics are lockedâ.
Fingerprint and iris data used for authentication.
Enable/Disable Biometric Lock:
Aadhaar Biometric Locking System enables residents to lock & temporarily unlock their biometrics.
What happens when Biometrics is locked:
Locked Biometrics ensures the Aadhaar holder will not be able to use their Biometrics (fingerprints/iris) for authentications thus preventing potential misuse.
How to Unlock (locked)Biometrics:
Once resident enables Biometric Locking system their biometric remains locked till the Aadhaar Holder chose to:
- Unlock it (which is temporary )or
- Disable the Locking system
Registered Mobile Number is essential to avail this service. In case your mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar visit the nearest Enrolment Centre/Mobile Update End Point.