How to Download And Save Aadhaar on Your Mobile Phone? Step-by-Step Guide Here

Aadhaar card download: Your Aadhaar card is perhaps the most essential identity card that is required almost everywhere these days. Sometimes you may also need to forward your Aadhaar via WhatsApp or email for some official or government related job. Therefore, it is necessary to have an electronic copy of your Aadhaar at all times, so that you do not have to face any hassle.Read Also – Aadhaar Voter ID Linking: Is Your Aadhaar Card Already Linked With Voter ID? Here’s how to check the status

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which is legal under the provision of the Aadhaar Act 2016, is always working on new services to improve user experience. Working along the same lines, the UIDAI has launched a feature that enables Indian citizens to download their Aadhaar card online anytime, anywhere. Also read: Link Aadhaar-Voter ID: How to link Aadhaar with Voter ID. A step by step guide here

The UIDAI has created a direct link Aadhaar that allows users to download their unique 12-digit identification, which is often required as an important document in many walks of life. You can visit the direct Aadhaar website to get an Aadhaar card at any time. Read Also – Aadhaar Card Update: Now users can also change name and address in regional languages. Step by step guide here

Here are the steps to download the Aadhaar card to your phone:

  1. Visit the official website of UIDAI –
  2. Click on the option ‘Download electronic copy of your Aadhaar’.
  3. Select ‘Aadhaar Number’ and add the 12 digit unique ID in the website box. If you want to download a masked Aadhaar card, please select ‘I want a masked Aadhaar’ from the drop down menu.
  4. Now select the option ‘Send OTP’ which will be sent to your mobile phone number linked to Aadhaar.
  5. Tap the ‘submit’ button after entering the OTP in the box.
  6. Download the PDF of your Aadhaar card after OTP authentication and save it.
  7. The first four digits of your date of birth will be your password to access the Aadhaar card.

Note: Users should note that the masked Aadhaar card will hide the first eight digits of their Aadhaar number, in order to prohibit any fraudulent activity using the card.


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