Aadhaar has become one of the most credible government documents that act as the proof of identity as well as the proof of address. The security of Aadhaar has come under scrutiny in recent times, which somehow prompted UIDAI to provide the facility to lock/unlock Aadhaar biometric data online. This service is meant to help users protect their biometric details from being misused in one way or the other. It is worth noting that many agencies require applicants to verify their details using the Aadhaar biometric authenticate facility.
There are two ways to lock and unlock Aadhaar biometric data online – through UIDAI’s portal and through the mAadhaar app, the official app of UIDAI. Both the methods are safe enough and you can access them 24×7 to protect your Aadhaar biometrics.