How to Register or Update Mobile Number in EPF Account Online, A Step by Step Guide

If a person has changed his/her mobile number, we suggest that person update the mobile number in Universal Account Number. The person has to update the mobile number in the EPFO account using the UAN account, this is an important part of having an updated mobile number in the EPFO account. EPFO organization has the facility to provide some of the services on the mobile phone. The users can avail of several services and benefits using the mobile call or message service of EPFO. You can request the service through the SMS.

For this, a person must have an updated mobile number linked to the EPFO account. There is a EPF portal for the members of the EPFO, by using the portal of EPF, the person can update the details in the database of EPFO. The person can update the mobile number by using the UAN portal, it is a very easy process that requires a few clicks.

How to Register Mobile Number in EPF Account

A person will have the UAN Number, the UAN number can be activated by visiting the EPFO member portal link. The person can activate the UAN number by following the below-given steps.


  1. Go to the webpage of the EPFO Member Portal by clicking here
  2. Find the Activate UAN Number link.
  3. Now, you have to enter the mobile number, UAN Number, Aadhar Number, Date of birth, Captcha Code, etc.
  4. Here you will be asked for the Aadhar-based authentication.
  5. After filling in all the details, click on the Get Authorization Pin.
  6. The person will receive the OTP on the registered mobile number.
  7.  The person can use the OTP to activate the UAN number.
  8. The same mobile number will be registered with the EPF number.

How to Change Mobile Number in EPF Account Online

The registered mobile number with the UAN number is necessary for doing several tasks. The EPFO will issue all the SMS on the mobile number linked with the account. The person can change/update the mobile number by following the below steps.


  1. Open the EPFO member portal link.
  2. Provide the basic details to log in to your profile on the EPFO website.
  3. Proceed to the Manage section.
  4. Then, go to the Contact Details.
  5. Choose the Change Mobile Number option.
  6. A new page will open, that will ask you to add a new mobile number two times.
  7. Enter the new mobile number two times and ask to send the OTP on the new mobile number.
  8. An OTP will be received on the new mobile number.
  9. Enter the OTP on the given tab and submit the details.
  10. You will receive a confirmation message that your mobile number is updated.

How to Change Mobile Number if You Forget the Password

Some people have the query that they lost their password to log into the EPFO account. And they also want to update the mobile number in the EPFO account. We will describe the steps below to update the mobile number in case you forget the password.

  1. Go to the EPFO portal and then select the option of forget the password.
  2. Enter the UAN number, Captcha, and click on the submit button.
  3. The next step of the form will ask you for your name, gender, and DOB, provide the details, and verify the info.
  4. The person can use the Aadhaar Card option to validate the above details. Here you have to choose the Aadhaar-based authentication method.
  5. Then, provide the new mobile number and click on Get OTP.
  6. The new mobile number will receive the OTP, enter the OTP in the online application form.
  7. After the OTP process, the online form will ask you to provide the new password for the EPFO account.
  8. Here you can set the new password.

Benefits of EPF Mobile Number Change

Below we will discuss the important features and benefits that are associated with the update of mobile number or registration of mobile numbers.

  1. When a person has an updated mobile number in the EPFO account, all the notifications will be sent to the mobile number of the person such as transaction alters, any update in the account, and changes in the policy.
  2. You will be able to access EPF service with the help of your mobile number and mobile phone, services like checking EPFO Balance, tracking the stats of the request, submitting claims online, and others.
  3. The updated mobile number with the EPFO account provides extra security to you. With the updated phone number you will benefit from the two-factor authentication because OTP will be sent to the mobile number while you log in to your account.

EPF Services through Mobile

We have listed the services that are present with the help of mobile numbers. The updated mobile number in the EPFO account will enable you for the below services, check them now.

  • You can check your UAN account and its status
  • All the EPF details like EPF/PF balance can be checked
  • You can check the EPF transfer/withdrawal status, Bank account, PAN, and Aadhaar linking status
  • It provides the OTP service for authentication purposes, no other user can log in to the account even if he knows the ID and password, because before login you will be asked to enter the OTP that is coming on your mobile phone


The persons who want to keep themselves updated and secure are guided to have an updated mobile number with the EPFO account. The EPFO account is important in a person’s life, the balance of the EPFO account and any other new update in the EPFO account like status, etc will be managed with the help of a mobile number.

As the mobile number is the key where you will receive the OTP for authentication purposes. You can opt for the above steps to update the mobile number with the EPFO account. We advise you to follow all the instructions while updating the mobile number and provide every detail in the application form carefully.

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