Does Schlage Encode Work if Wi-Fi Goes Out? [Explained]

Wondering if your Schlage Encode lock will still work when it disconnects from Wi-Fi? This post has answers to your question. Read on!

Schlage Encode Wi-Fi Deadbolt

The Schlage Encode Deadbolt can work without Wi-Fi as it can also be operated via the touchscreen and keyhole.

So, if your Schlage Encode disconnects from Wi-Fi, you can lock/unlock the device with a User Code via the touchscreen. You can also lock and unlock your Schlage Encode with the physical key.

However, you cannot operate your Schlage Encode remotely if it’s not connected to Wi-Fi.

In the following paragraphs, we’ll look at how you can connect your Schlage Encode to Wi-Fi and other features this lock offers.

How to Connect Your Schlage Encode to Wi-Fi

If you want to control your Schlage Encode remotely, you’ll need to connect it to Wi-Fi.

Follow these steps to connect your Schlage Encode to Wi-Fi:

  1. Check that the Wi-Fi in your location is turned on and working. Ensure your router is operating on the 2.4GHz band, as the lock doesn’t connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi.
  2. Open the Schlage Home app on your phone.
  3. Click on the gear icon at the bottom left of the screen to go to Settings. Then select Wi-Fi Settings.
  4. A list of instructions will appear. Follow these instructions to connect your Schlage Encode Deadbolt to your Wi-Fi network.

Why is My Schlage Encode Not Connecting to Wi-Fi?

Here are some reasons your Schlage Encode Deadbolt isn’t connecting to Wi-Fi and how to troubleshoot.

  1. Your Wi-Fi network is hidden: To fix this issue, enter your Wi-Fi network name in the Schlage app.
  2. Your router is malfunctioning: Rebooting your router should resolve this problem. If your Schlage Encode lock doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi after the reboot, reset your router.
  3. Your Wi-Fi signal is weak: Try moving your router closer to the lock to boost Wi-Fi signal strength.
  4. Your router is connected to the 5GHz Wi-Fi band: Schlage Encode doesn’t support the 5GHz Wi-Fi band. If you are currently connected to a 5GHz network, switch to a 2.4GHz band. Check your router’s user manual for guidelines.
  5. Your Wi-Fi network is not password-protected: Schlage Encode doesn’t work with Wi-Fi networks without a password. If your Wi-Fi network isn’t password-protected, create a password for the network on your router’s web page.

If these troubleshooting tips don’t help, see more troubleshooting tips for Schlage Encode connectivity problems.

Now let’s look at other unique features of the Schlage Encode Deadbolt.


The Schlage Encode smart lock offers advanced security features that keep your home safe.

One of these features is a touchscreen that hides your fingerprint. Unlike traditional touchscreens, you don’t need to apply pressure to your finger to use. The display on the smart lock senses and registers even the lightest touch on the device.

The Schlage Encode lock also offers a built-in alarm system that detects and alerts you when an intruder is trying to break in.

Compatible with Key by Amazon

Schlage Encode is compatible with the Key by Amazon app. This lets you see exactly who gains access to your home.

Key by Amazon integrates with your smart locks and cameras. This lets the app monitor entry and exit from your doors. It creates video recordings of people who enter and leave your home. You also get real-time alerts when someone goes into your house.

Supports Ring Alarm System

As you probably know, the Ring Alarm System is one of the top home security systems; and it’s compatible with Schlage Encode.

Schlage Encode cannot connect directly to the Ring Alarm System. Instead, you have to pair the lock with Key by Amazon first, where you can integrate the device with the Ring system.

Once successfully integrated, you can control your Schlage Encode Deadbolt remotely through the Ring app.

Works with Voice Assistants

Schlage Encode integrates with voice assistants like Alexa. This lets you control your lock with voice commands.

Multiple Entry Modes

Entering your passcode into your Schlage Encode isn’t the only way to unlock your door. The smart lock also comes with a physical key which you can use to open your lock in case the battery dies.

More on Schlage Encode

What to do If Your Schlage Encode Lock is Offline

If your Schlage lock is offline, you can bring it back online by doing the following:

  • Reboot your router
  • Reset the router
  • Move your router closer to your lock
  • Power cycle your Schlage Lock
  • Factory reset the lock.

Troubleshooting Schlage Encode Battery Draining Issues

Weak Wi-Fi Signal: When your Schlage Encode has a weak Wi-Fi signal, the lock may disconnect and reconnect to Wi-Fi several times. This usually consumes more battery power. You can increase the strength of your Wi-Fi signal by moving your router closer to your Schlage Encode lock.

Failure to Disconnect Schlage Encode When Home Wi-Fi is Off: If you don’t disconnect your Schlage Encode from your Wi-Fi network after switching off your Wi-Fi, the lock may assume that your Wi-Fi is still on.

This might cause the smart lock to keep searching for your Wi-Fi network until you turn it back on. And your smart lock may drain the battery quickly because of this.

Wrapping Up

Your Schlage Encode Deadbolt can work without Wi-Fi. Users can program the lock, lock/unlock it through touchscreen and keyhole.

But the lock won’t work remotely without a Wi-Fi connection. If you want to control your Schlage Encode remotely, ensure it’s connected to Wi-Fi.