UIDAI Presents NewmAadhaarApp with Data Leakage Protection
Aadhaar Update
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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has rolled out a new mobile app that enables users to download their Aadhaar details on mobile phones. The latest app carries resident individuals’ Aadhaar number and other data such as name, date of birth, gender, address, and photograph in a whole new form.

The app is available for download on Google Play Store and Apple Store; to be accessed using the registered mobile number as per UIDAI’s database.

UIDAI has announced that any older Aadhaar-related mobile apps must be uninstalled and the latest app, new mAadhaar, must be installed anew. The app is available for use on both Android and iPhones. 

It is said that the app has two major sections—Aadhaar services dashboard and My Aadhaar section. The former section acts as a single-window for all Aadhaar-related online services an Aadhaar holder might be looking for. On the other hand, the latter section deals with personalising the space for the Aadhaar profiles that are added on the app.

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The NewmAadhaarApp eliminates the need for an individual to carry the original Aadhaar card wherever he goes. All Aadhaar services can be availed using the mAadhaar app. A user can lock or temporarily unlock the biometrics anytime through the app. 

Another advantage of using the mAadhaar app is that you can access the time-based OTP (TOTP) if your mobile number is not receiving the OTP due to technical issues. The TOTP will be valid for 30 seconds and serves the purpose. 

You can share your data by letting the other party scan your QR code. This prevents data leakage as unauthorised people cannot read through your address, date of birth, and other details. Also, a user can now share eKYC through message or email directly.

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