With the goal of reaching out to large numbers of smartphone users the new mAadhaar is released by Unique Identification Authority of India. The App features an array of Aadhaar services and a personalised section for the Aadhaar holder who can carry their Aadhaar information in form of a soft copy, instead of carrying a physical copy all the time.
The key features in mAadhaar:
Multilingual : In order to ensure the Aadhaar Services are accessible to linguistically diverse residents of India, the menu, button labels and form fields are provided in English as well as in 12 Indian languages (Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu). After installation the user will be prompted to select any of the preferred language. However the input fields in the forms will accept data entered in English language only. This is done to help user avoid facing the challenges of typing in regional languages (due to limitation in the mobile keyboards).
Universality: Resident with or without Aadhaar can install this App in their smart phones. However to avail personalised Aadhaar services the resident will have to register their Aadhaar Profile in the App.
Aadhaar Online Services on Mobile: The mAadhaar user can avail the featured services for themselves as well as for any other resident seeking Aadhaar or related help.
The functionalities are broadly grouped as :
Main Service Dashboard : Direct access to download Aadhaar, Order an Reprint, Address Update, Download offline eKYC, Show or Scan QR Code, Verify Aadhaar, Verify mail/email, retrieve UID/EID, Request for Address Validation Letter
Request Status Services : To help resident check status of various online requests.
My Aadhaar: This is a personalised section for Aadhaar holder where resident will not have to enter their Aadhaar number to avail Aadhaar services. In addition this section also provides facility for the resident to lock/unlock their Aadhaar or Biometric Authentication.
Aadhaar Locking – Aadhaar holder can lock their UID/Aadhaar number anytime they wish.
Biometric locking/unlocking secures biometric authentication by locking biometrics data. Once resident enables Biometric Locking system their biometric remains locked till the Aadhaar Holder chose to either unlock it (which is temporary) or Disable the Locking system.
TOTP generation – Time-based One-Time Password is an automatically generated temporary password which can be used instead of SMS based OTP.
Update of profile – To updated view of Aadhaar profile data after successful completion of update request.
Sharing of QR code and eKYC data by Aadhaar Number holder helps Aadhaar user share their password protected eKYC or QR code for safe and paperless verification.
Multi-profile: Aadhaar holder can include multiple (upto 3) profiles (with same registered mobile number) in their profile section.
Locate Enrolment Center helps user find nearest Enrolment Center.
This release contains the following resident centric feature enhancements:
- Push Notification to Resident
- Online demographic (which includes Name, DoB, Gender, Address, and Language) update
- 'My Requests' to view the status of all requests
- Resolution of Identified Bugs
Ratings and Reviews
Intermittent performance issues
The interface is good and it’s very user friendly however most of the features don’t work smoothly. I had to try multiple times in order to link my and my family aadhaar cards in this app.
Another feedback is regarding status check of requests. For example, I submitted a reprint request for my aadhaar but now when I want to check the status, it asks me to enter the aadhaar and SIN number and other details again which I had already submitted while raising the request. It should be visible in the history without having need to enter all details again. Please consider this in next update.
Giving one star now but will review it periodically and change the rating if there is any change in the performance and features.
Every time it says server error
I think the development company making fool of Indian government. Every time I use the app for OTP validation it says server error / server not responding. Dumbest app ever I use. Not sure how IOS is going to treat this. If seems wrong can check other reviews. Shame on development company. Not at all useful.
After the developer reply again I tried checking my bank account link with Aadhar. Same issue is persisting after entering the OTP it says server problem, please try after sometime. What do you say now ?? Again internet issue ? Come one!!
Developer Response ,
Dear user, we regret the inconvenience that you experienced. Issues like these can occur due to temporary issues and network fluctuations. We request you to try the app again and get back to us if the issue persists. Team UIDAI is always happy to assist you!
I am surprised that some people have rated this app as bad and say that it not functioning properly. They are wrong. I downloaded this today. It works very well.
People should read and learn to use the app.
This app requires you to first register your Aadhar number in the app. Once this is done, all other modules also work properly.
The app works well. And the interface is good.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Unique Identification Authority Of India, Government of India
- 127.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © UIDAI
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.