How To Link Aadhar Card With Mobile Number?

You can link your mobile number to your Aadhaar card following the steps discussed in the article. Once linked, use it to avail the services of the UIDAI portal online.

You can access the services offered by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through SMS by linking your phone number to the Aadhar. Individuals can access services like lock/unlock biometrics, retrieve a lost Aadhar card by downloading an electronic copy, use the online Self Service Update Portal (SSUP), mAadhaar App, etc. If you haven’t yet completed the linking process, this article will help you. Do keep reading!

Linking phone number to Aadhar 

Here are the steps to link your mobile phone to your Aadhaar card. 

Step 1:

Use the UIDAI website or the mAadhaar mobile App to locate the nearest Aadhaar Seba Kendra or Aadhaar Enrollment Centre. 

Step 2:

Visit the centre and ask for the Aadhaar correction form. You will need to update your current phone number in it.   

Step 3:

Submit the complete form to the Aadhaar centre official. The Aadhar centre official will confirm your biometrics to update the phone number. 

Step 4:

You will receive an acknowledgement slip after successful authentication of your biometrics. 

Step 5:

The slip will have an Updated Request Number (URN), which you can use to check your request status on the UIDAI website. You can also dial 1947 – a toll-free number, to check the Aadhaar update status.

Step 6:

You will need to pay a requisite fee for getting your mobile number linked to the Aadhaar card.

If you are wondering how to link the mobile phone number to the Aadhaar online, that service is unavailable. You can only get it done by visiting an Aadhaar centre personally. However, you can update your mobile number in the UIDAI portal online by following the below steps.

Steps to update mobile phone number linked to Aadhaar card  

If you have your phone number linked to your Aadhaar card but want to update it, you can do the same by following the steps below. It is a hybrid process. You can raise the request online and visit an Aadhaar centre to complete the process and pay fees.

Step 1:

Visit the official website of Aadhaar following  

Step 2: Enter your registered mobile number or email id and the

captcha code shown on the screen below.

Step 3:

You must enter the OTP sent to your mobile number before proceeding.

Step 4:

Select the suitable option from the ‘Online Aadhaar Services’ dropdown menu, as shown in the image below.

Step 5:

Choose the suitable option to update your mobile number. Check on the Mobile Number box.

Step 6:

Enter the correct phone number and the Captcha. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Click on Save and Proceed to validate your request.

Step 7:

Give your application a final check before clicking on Submit.

Step 8:

In the next step, you will see a success screen. Click the Book Appointment button to select an appointment slot in the nearest Aadhaar centre.   

Step 9:

In the next step, you will need to visit the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra. You will have to pay a fee of Rs 25 and provide additional details to complete the process. 

Most people select the UIDAI portal to update their mobile number because it is convenient. But you can also do it by directly visiting your nearby Aadhaar Seva Kendra. 

How to check mobile number-Aadhaar card linking status?

Once your mobile number is registered to the UIDAI portal you can verify the mobile number without any hassle following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1:

Visit the official portal of UIDAI.

Step 2:

Navigate to the Aadhaar Service section and select Verify Email/MobileNumber option. 

Step 3:

Enter Aadhaar number, Mobile number or Email to receive OTP.

Step 4:

At the final leg of the verification, enter the OTP and click on Verify OTP.   


Hope we have explained how to link your mobile number and Aadhaar card. Once your mobile number is linked, you can avail of all the UIDAI services online, like updating the details on your Aadhaar card. Mobile number and Aadhaar card linking are essential for verification of ITR with a one-time password.