UIDAI has developed a variety of SMS-enabled Aadhaar-related services. In India, the Aadhaar card has now become a mandatory document without which it is impossible to engage in any government- or non-government-related activity. Almost every piece of information you need may be obtained through your phone. Nevertheless, a large section of the country’s population remains without an internet connection. With these individuals in mind, UIDAI has implemented a feature that enables you to access a number of services without the use of the internet.
UIDAI has developed a variety of SMS-enabled Aadhaar-related services. You do not have to be connected to the Internet or download the Aadhaar app to view the UIDAI website. This is not even a need for smartphone usage. These services are accessible to everybody, including those with just a simple feature phone and no access to the internet.
This feature enables users to access a range of Aadhaar-related services, including creating and retrieving a Virtual ID (VID), locking and unlocking their Aadhaar, and biometric locking and unlocking. You may take advantage of any feature or service by sending an SMS from your registered cell phone to the hotline number 1947.
How to Use Aadhaar to Lock and Unlock It
You can now lock and unlock your Aadhaar card with a single SMS. If you do this, nobody can utilize your Aadhaar. You can lock it whenever you want and unlock it whenever you’re ready to use it. To lock your Aadhaar, you’ll need a VID.
This Is How You Lock Aadhaar by SMS.
1. In the first SMS, choose TEXT and enter ‘GETOTP‘ (SPACE) followed by the last four digits of your Aadhaar number.
2. Immediately upon receipt of the OTP, the second SMS should be issued. In this LOCKUID, enter the last four digits of your six-digit Aadhaar (SPACE) OTP (SPACE).
How To Reactivate Aadhaar Through SMS
1. Type ‘GETOTP‘ (SPACE), followed by the last six digits of your VID, in the SMS box. 2. In another SMS, type UNLOCK (SPACE) and the last six numbers of your VID’s six-digit OTP.