How to Lock or Unlock Aadhar Number through SMS

You can use this service only through an SMS. For this you should have any normal phone.

You are taking advantage of the service of Aadhar in many ways. You can do your work by going to the enrollment center. Or you can use the self-service update portal or download the mAadhaar app from Google Play Store. If you do not have a smartphone, then the Unique Identification Authority is giving you these facilities through SMS as well.

What is Aadhaar SMS Services?

You can use this service only through an SMS. For this, you should have any normal phone. Know how you can take advantage of these features.

First of all, SMS 1947 from your registered number. Through this, you can retrieve virtual identity (VID) generation along with it. You can lock or unlock your Aadhaar number by sending an SMS.

For Aadhaar authentication and biometric lock or unlock, you need OTP (One Time Password). However, it is not required for VID generation or retrieval.

How to lock or unlock aadhaar number ?

To lock the Aadhaar number, send 4 or 8 digits of your Aadhaar number to GETOTP on 1947.

After this you will get 6 digit OTP. Then after LOCKUID , write 4 or 8 numbers of your Aadhaar number, then give space and send it by writing OTP. After this your Aadhaar number will be locked. After this you will get a confirmation call. Once the Aadhaar number is locked, you will not be able to use the Aadhaar number through biometric or OTP.
Even after this, you can use VID for authentication. You will need the latest VID to unlock the Aadhaar number.
For this, you need to SMS in this format on 1947. Send 6 or 10 digits of GETOTP VID to 1947.

Once you get the OTP, you can unlock your Aadhaar number. To unlock you have to send 6 or 8 digits of UNLOCKUID VID to OTP on 1947. With this your Aadhaar number will be unlocked.