If you’re struggling to carry around a lot of important documents, chances are you’ve heard of the DigiLocker app. The made in India app available on Android and iPhone is basically a foolproof way to digitally reproduce your documents in a secure personal vault.
This vault is maintained live and you can use it to show all original documents associated with your unique identity. This can be your Aadhar card, driver’s license or even your Class XII score sheets.
In today’s edition of ExpressBasics, we’ll look at how to use and configure the Digilocker app.
Before you start, you need to download the DigiLocker app from the Play Store or App Store. Open the app when installed.
Next, look for the “Get Started” button near the bottom of the main page. In the next screen, choose “Create an account”.
In the account creation page, you will see a lot of columns that need to be filled. These will include things like your full name, date of birth, gender and Aadhaar number. Once done, the app will send an OTP to the phone number you need to enter to validate yourself.
Follow by creating a unique username for yourself. Your app will let you know if the username you chose has already been taken.
Once these steps have been completed, your account is created. Now all you have to do is grab your required documents from the app.
Get your documents
On the main page, you will get quick shortcuts to commonly retrieved documents such as Aadhaar Card, Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration and Covid Vaccination Certificate. You can select any of them and follow the instructions to recover them.
Instructions will typically include consenting to the app to access your documents and entering an OTP to verify you.
If you are looking for another document that is not on the main page, click the “Explore More” button to discover more options like Class X and Class XII grade sheets. The procedure for retrieving your documents remains the same.
Once all your necessary documents have been retrieved, you can produce them digitally directly from the app when needed, meaning the physical copy you were carrying can now be left at home.