How to Update/Register Mobile Number in EPF Account?

When the UAN, or EPF Passbook, is generated, the EPFO member has to have a registered mobile number of the member, for which the EPFO has made provisions. EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) members now have a Universal Account Number (UAN). The Universal Account Number is a 12-digit number, which is assigned to each member of the Employee Provident Fund. 

This figure does not change throughout an employee’s career. If an employee switches jobs, he will be assigned a new EPF member ID.

EPFO members can use SMS to access a variety of services on their registered mobile number. When signed up for the first time for the EPFO portal, new members must register their mobile phones. EPFO members can use SMS to access a variety of services on their registered mobile number. 

It is also mandatory for a new member to register the mobiles when signing up for the first time with the EPFO website.

Even while an employee changes their mobile number throughout their life, they must have a UAN mobile number change, EPFO mobile number change, EPFO mobile number change, and PF mobile number change, which keeps an employee updated. 

Benefits of an EPF mobile number change

  • Enablement of checking EPF balance by simply sending a text message from the registered mobile number.
  • The claim of status can be effortlessly checked with the help of an updated mobile number.
  • SMS is updated every time there has been a contribution to the account that confirms the successful deposit of the amount.
  • When the account holder of the account withdraws the EPF amount and initiates the process of the same, they will receive an SMS update on the registered mobile number stating the amount.
  • In order to transfer funds from an old EPF to a new EPF, the mobile number has to be registered.
  • While initiating activities on the EPF portal, there is a need to validate the process, and the validation can only be done through the help of the OTP, which is mostly sent to the registered mobile number.

Services through EPF Mobile:

There are several services a member can avail of through EPF Mobile. They are:

  • UAN Status
  • EPF Balance
  • EPF Transfer/withdrawal
  • Bank Account, PAN, and Aadhaar linking status
  • Last contribution
  • OTP Services for authentication

EPFO Mobile Number Registration Online

Before we can learn how to change your mobile number, we must first understand how to register your mobile number for the first time on the EPFO Member portal. When the UAN is created, the EPFO member must log in to the EPFO member portal to enable it. 

The EPFO member must take the following steps to unlock the UAN:

Step 1 Go to the EPFO Portal.
Step 2 Select the option ‘Activate UAN’ present on the right side of the screen under the category of ‘important links’ option.
Step 3 Enter the UAN number, date of birthday, email ID, and mobile number.
Step 4 Receive the OTP[one-time password] on the given mobile number.
Step 5 Submit the given OTP to activate the UAN, which will register the number to the EPF account.

How to Change Mobile Number in EPFO Online

This method is for members who have already registered with another number but want to change the existing registered number to a new one.

Step 1 Sign in with your UAN and password to the EPFO participant web portal.
Step 2 From the “Manage” menu, select the “Contact Details” option.
Step 3 Choose “Check Mobile No.” from the drop-down menu. You’ll be taken to a new segment after doing so. Double-check your latest mobile number details. 
Step 4 After that, choose “Get Authorization Pin” from the drop-down menu.
Step 5 An OTP will be sent to the new phone line.
Step 6 Then, in the provided room, enter the OTP and press “Submit.”
Step 7  The EPFO portal will be updated with the most recent mobile number.

Changing the Mobile Number when the Password has been Forgotten

Usually, one may not have to log into the EPFO portal that much, unless there is an important activity. Thus, due importance is not given to the password and can be forgotten at most times. 

Over time, when there comes a requirement to change the mobile number and the password is forgotten, there is a way to change the number.

The Simple Steps to Update the New Number and Change the Password

Step 1 Select the “Forgot Password” link on the EPFO Member web portal.
Step 2 Fill in the UAN number as well as the Captcha code. Then press the “Submit” button.
Step 3 Click the “No” button if you want to change the mobile number details.
Step 4 Click “Verify” after entering your name, gender, and birth date.
Step 5 Select Aadhaar or PAN and fill in the required details. Then, to confirm the appeal, press “Verify.”
Step 6 Once you’ve verified your details, the device will prompt you to input your most recent mobile number. Fill in the current mobile number information and click the “Get OTP” button.
Step 7  The OTP will be sent to the most recent mobile phone number. After entering the OTP, press “Verify.”
Step 8  If the OTP has been checked, a new segment will appear below, telling you to double-enter your new password. After that, double-check your new password and press the “Submit” button.
Step 9 Finally, the device is upgraded with the most recent telephone, and the password is successfully reset.

Related EPF Pages:

EPF

Difference Between EPF and PPF

EPF Interest Rate

Difference Between GPF EPF and PPF

PF Withdrawal Rules

PF Transfer Form

EPF Form 10c

EPF Vs EPS

EPF Form 31

Employee PF Account Number

PF Withdrawal Form

EPF Passbook Download

EPF Form 5

Uan EPF Mobile Register Change

EPF Claim Status

Steps to Upload Kyc for EPF Uan

PF Form 19

EPF Payment

EPF Withdrawal Online

How to Get Your Name Changed in the EPF

EPF Form 10d

Register an EPF Grievance Online

EPF Form 15g

Loan Against PF

EPF Form 11

How to Merge PF Accounts

EPF Form 2

 


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PPF

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PPF Withdrawal

ICICI PPF Account

PPF Balance

HDFC PPF Account

Difference Between EPF And PPF

PNB PPF Account

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Axis Bank PPF Account

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Bank of India PPF Account

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