Step by step process to save Aadhaar on your phone

The Aadhaar card is an essential identity card that is required almost everywhere for any type of government job. Sometimes people also forward their Aadhaar via messaging app for official work. Therefore, having an electronic copy makes the process easier.

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 the service for users. As a result, the UIDAI has launched a feature that enables Indian citizens to download the Aadhaar card online anytime, anywhere.

The UIDAI has created a direct Aadhaar link that allows users to download their unique 12-digit ID which has become a vital document in many walks of life. The direct Aadhaar website can be used to obtain an Aadhaar card at any time.

Aadhaar card: How to download?

Step 1: Visit the official UIDAI website (

Step 2: Click on the option ‘Download electronic copy of your Aadhaar’

Step 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.

Step 4: Now select the option ‘Send OTP’ which will be sent to your mobile phone number linked to Aadhaar.

Step 5: Tap the ‘submit’ button after entering the OTP in the box.

Step 6. Download the PDF of your Aadhaar card after OTP authentication

Step 7: The first four digits of your date of birth will be your password to access the Aadhaar card.

It should be noted that the masked Aadhaar card will hide the first eight digits of your Aadhaar number.

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