Change your Mobile Number in the EPF Account with These Easy Steps

EPFO members can avail numerous services on their registered mobile number through SMS. It is mandatory for a new member to register their mobile number when signing up for the first time with the EPFO portal. 

EPFO members can avail numerous services on their registered mobile number through SMS. It is mandatory for a new member to register their mobile number when signing up for the first time with the EPFO portal.

However, when you change your mobile number and try to access your EPF data, you realise that the old number was registered with the EPFO. Now, you need to do an EPF mobile number change, so that the EPFO portal reflects the new number. And you are left thinking, how to change mobile number in pf account or how to update mobile number in EPFO.

EPF mobile number change is essential, because, without it, you won’t be able to avail the services or get the updates through SMS. So, let us check out the simple steps in which an EPFO member can do EPF mobile number change online.

Steps to EPFO mobile number registration online

Before we learn how to update your mobile number, we should understand the process of first-time registration of your mobile number on the EPFO Member portal.

When the UAN gets generated, the EPFO member has to activate the UAN by logging in into the EPFO member portal. The EPFO member can activate the UAN in the following steps:

  • Go to the EPFO Member portal
  • Select “Activate UAN” present on the right side of the screen under the “Important Links” option.
  • Enter your UAN number, name, birth date, email ID and mobile number.
  • After entering the details, hit the “Get Authorization Pin” button.
  • You will receive an OTP on your mobile number.
  • Submit the given OTP to activate the UAN. This way, the mobile number will get registered with the EPF account too.

After the mobile number is registered with the UAN, you will begin receiving all SMS communications from EPFO.

How to change mobile number in UAN or EPF member account online?

Have you changed your mobile number and want to add this new number to the EPFO account by doing a UAN portal mobile number change? If so, the below section will guide you on how to do a UAN mobile number update:

  • Go to the EPFO member web portal and sign in with your UAN and password.

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  • Select the “Contact Details” option from the “Manage” menu.

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  • Select the “Check Mobile No.” option. Once you do this, you will be directed to a new section. Enter your new mobile number details twice correctly. After that, click on the “Get Authorization Pin” button.

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  • An OTP would be delivered to the new number.
  • Next, enter the OTP in the given space and then, click on “Submit”.
  • The latest mobile number will get registered in the EPFO portal.

How to change mobile number in EPFO when the password is forgotten

Usually, you may not have to log into the EPFO portal that much, unless you have some important activity to do. Thus, you may not give due importance to the password and occasionally, forget it. Over time, you may change your mobile number and want to update your new number with the EPFO portal. In such a case, when you go to the portal, you realise that not only have you forgotten your password, but you also don’t have the old number.

Have you come across this situation? What should you do in such a case? Let us check out the simple steps in which you can update your new mobile number and change your password.

  • Go to the EPFO Member web portal and select the “Forgot Password” option.

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  • Enter the UAN number and the Captcha code. Next, click on “Submit”.

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  • If you wish to change the mobile number details, click on the “No” button.

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  • Enter the name, gender, birth date and click on “Verify”.

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  • Select Aadhaar or PAN and enter the relevant details. Next, click on “Verify” to validate the request.

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  • Once you validate the details, the system will ask to enter the latest mobile number. Enter the new mobile number details and hit the “Get OTP” button.

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  • The OTP will be delivered to the latest mobile number. Type in the OTP, then click on “Verify”.

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  • Once the OTP gets verified, an additional segment will open below, asking you to enter your new password twice. Type in your new password correctly twice and then, click on the “Submit” button.

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  • Finally, the latest mobile number gets updated into the system, and the password also gets changed successfully.

Benefits of updating your mobile number

There are several advantages to making sure that your EPFO profile is updated with the right number. Some of these are:

  • You can check your EPF balance by simply sending a text message from your registered mobile number.
  • Your claim status can be easily checked with the help of the updated mobile number.
  • When contributions are made to your EPF account, you will get an SMS update on your registered mobile number confirming the successful deposit of the contribution amount.
  • When you wish to withdraw the EPF amount and initiate the process for the same, you will receive an SMS update on your registered mobile number stating that the amount has been credited or the process of crediting the amount to the bank account has been initiated. 
  • Mobile number should be registered to transfer your funds from an old EPF account to a new one.
  • While doing any activity on your EPF member portal, you will need to validate the process, and validation can only be done with the help of the OTP which is normally sent to the registered mobile number.

This is how you can change your mobile number in your EPF account, and also change your password if you have forgotten your existing password.

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Comments

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Aliul,

      Here are the steps that you need to follow if you wish to change your mobile number:

      Step 1: Visit EPFO member portal and log in
      Step 2: Under ”Manage” click on ”Contact Details”
      Step 3: Tick the ”Change Mobile No.” checkbox and enter your new mobile number in the two empty fields
      Step 4: Click on the ”Get Authorization PIN” button
      Step 5: An OTP will be sent to the new number which must be entered in the space that is provided
      Step 6: Click ”Submit”

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Dileep,

      To change your mobile number on EPFO, you can visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Rajendra,

      Details on the PF portal must match details on your Aadhaar Card. Before you go on and make corrections on the PF portal, please ensure that your Aadhaar card has all the correct details.

      To make changes in Aadhaar:

      You can update your Address online in Self Service Update Portal (SSUP). For other details updates such as Demographic details (Name, Address, DoB, Gender, Mobile Number, Email) as well as Biometrics (Finger Prints, Iris & Photograph) in Aadhaar you will have to visit Permanent Enrolment Center.

      To change your mobile number on EPFO, you can visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

  1. comment-author
    Rajib L

    I’ve completed the same process for change mobile number but there is show failed to send OTP. my mobile no Aadhaar linked.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Rajib,

      You need to check if the mobile number is correct. If the problem persists then you can change your mobile number. Here’s how you can do it:

      Visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

  2. comment-author
    Sanjay Ramasharya Vishwakarma

    How can change my Mobile no in epfo.
    My old no is already registered but now old no are using other person. So how can registered my new mobile no.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sanjay,

      Details on the PF portal must match details on your Aadhaar Card. Before you go on and make corrections on the PF portal, please ensure that your Aadhaar card has all the correct details, including the new number registered in your name.

      To change your number, visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number on the EPFO portal.

  3. comment-author
    Nilesh Gaykar

    Sir, माझा मोबाईल नंबर आणि पासवर्ड चेंज करायचं आहे.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Premlal,

      To change your number, visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

  4. comment-author
    Prashanth Sharma

    I had a different Phone number when the PF account was created, but now when i try to register it with the new number its not getting linked, any suggestions on how can i get that accounts linked up with me new number.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Prashanth,

      Here’s what you need to do to change your mobile number on the EPFO portal,:

      Visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

      As for linking your Aadhaar on the EPFO portal, open the EPFO website, log in, enter your Aadhaar details in the empty field under Manage > Basic and hit Save. The request for approval will then go to your employer.

  5. comment-author
    Umesh sudhir mohite

    My old mobile no is submitted by company please update my new mobile no and adhar card no add in pf office
    But I am company left in 5 year

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Umesh,

      Visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

      As for linking your Aadhaar on the EPFO portal, open the EPFO website, log in, enter your Aadhaar details in the empty field under Manage > Basic and hit Save. The request for approval will then go to your employer.

  6. comment-author
    Shraddha Bhandari

    Hi,
    I login into EPFO website for the first time and I chose the option forgot password as mobile number is also not correct so I tried your second way to update mobile number like entering Name,DOB and Gendor but I am facing below error:-
    The above information provided is not matching with the information available in the system.Kindly contact to employer.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Shraddha,

      While seeding the details such as Name, DOB etc., it should be as per the details reported in the PF records. To get the details, you can contact your employer.

  7. comment-author
    virupaksha

    Hi sir,
    MY PF account is not linked with Aadhaar. When I am trying to change my MOB No. through Forget Password option in PF portal to change MOB No. it is asking for Aadhaar No., as where the Aadhaar No. or PAN No. which were not linked.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Virupaksha,

      You should know that Aadhaar is mandatory in order to avail online facilities. Every employee needs to upload and complete KYC with documents such as Aadhaar and PAN.

  8. comment-author
    Preeti rawat

    Sir , I have lost my old registered ph no. And now I want to change my mobile no. From old to new kindly help me out.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Vitthal,

      Visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions. Here’s a detailed blog on how you can change your mobile number.

  9. comment-author
    Ram

    Hi,
    I lost my mobile number and forget the UAN login password, how can I change the mobile number?,can you please help…

  10. comment-author
    sij

    Hi Rishabh Ranjan,

    I have followed your below instructions.
    “Visit this page, enter the UAN, Captcha, and click on Forgot Password and follow the instructions.”

    I cannot login until my password is reset and to get that done, I need to change my phone number.

    So I gave ‘No’ to the below question

    “Do you wish to send OTP on the above mobile number? : NO”

    And then it throws me below error

    “Your UAN is not linked with AADHAAR, first member has to link his/her AADHAAR with UAN through his/her employer or eKYC portal”

    And when I go to eKYC portal, I cannot login since reset is pending which is taking me to Step 1. I am in a circle now. Is there a get out pass from this situation

    Regards
    Sij

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sij,

      In order to change the mobile number, you need to select “YES” when you see the following:“Do you wish to send OTP on the above mobile number?”

      Once logging in with your UAN, you will be able to seed your KYC details such as Aadhaar, PAN, bank account details etc.

  11. comment-author
    Ranjith

    Hi,

    I changed my mobile number and forget the UAN login password, how can I change the mobile number?

    when i click on “no” to the existing mobile number i am getting an error stating ” Your UAN is not linked to AADHAAR, first member has to link his/her AADHAAR to UAN through his/her employer or eKYC portal”

  12. comment-author
    Raj

    I lost my pf registered phone number and my aadhar name is not matching with my pf account,I forgotten my pf password,I contacted my employer they said in pf name is updated as per my pan card and not as per my aadhar.

    Please help me out how can I correct my name and phone number.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Raj,

      You can update your current mobile number by logging into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password.

      You can also submit a request for a change/correction of your name on the EPFO portal. This can be done after logging in, navigating to “Modify” and entering details as per your Aadhaar Card.

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