How Do I Enable Schlage Lock and Leave?

In this post, I’ll be walking you through the steps to enable ‘Lock and Leave’ in your Schlage Keypad Lock (Schlage BE365, BE375, and BE469).

But first, what is Lock and Leave in a Schlage Lock?

As you probably know, Lock and Leave (also known as Turn Lock) is a feature in some Schlage keypad locks—that allows a user to lock the deadbolt from the outside without entering a User Code.

What this means is, with ‘Lock and Leave’ enabled, you won’t need to enter a User Code to lock your door from outside. All you need to do is press the Schlage button and rotate the Thumb Turn to lock the deadbolt.

How to enable Schlage Lock and Leave

However, by default, ‘Lock and Leave’ is disabled, so you need to enable it if you want to get it working.

That said, if you’re looking to enable Lock and Leave on your Schlage keypad lock but are not sure how to do it, follow the steps in the next paragraph.

How to Enable Lock and Leave in a Schlage Lock?

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Enter your Programming Code (6 digits) and wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, followed by three beeps.
  2. Press the Schlage button and then press key 7. This will enable Lock and Leave in your Schlage Lock.

Note: With ‘Lock and Leave’ in effect, anyone can lock your door, as it doesn’t require a code to lock. So if you don’t want any unauthorized persons to lock your door from outside, you want to disable Lock and Leave on your lock.

How to Disable Lock and Leave in Your Schlage Lock?

Here’s how:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code (6 digits) and wait for the Lock to light orange three times and beep three times.
  2. Press the Schlage button, then press 7. The lock will illuminate green, showing the operation is successful (Lock and Leave disabled).

As you can see, it’s the same process to enable/disable Lock and Leave.

Schlage Lock and Leave Not Working? Try the Following Troubleshooting Tips

First off, note that ‘Lock and Leave’ is disabled by default, so you need to enable it to get it working. See how to activate it above.

If you’ve tried to enable Lock and Leave but still having issues getting it to work on your lock, first check that the batteries in your lock are active. Yes, you may have difficulties programming some functions in your lock if the batteries are low.

So, replace the batteries and try to lock your door again (without entering a User Code) to see if it works. If not, restore default settings on your lock to fix any internal bug causing the issue.

Here is how to restore default settings on a Schlage keypad Lock:

  1. Remove the battery cover. Next, disconnect the battery.
  2. Press and release the Schlage button.
  3. Within 10 seconds, reconnect the battery, then press and hold the Schlage button until you see a green light, followed by a single beep. This will reset your Schlage Lock.
  4. To confirm that the reset was successful, try unlocking the lock with one of the default User Codes (you can find it on the front of the user manual or back of the keypad assembly—printed on a white sticker).

If it doesn’t unlock the lock, it means the reset wasn’t successful. Perhaps that method doesn’t work for your Schlage lock model, or you didn’t follow the steps correctly. So try again and ensure you follow the steps correctly—ensure you complete the last step within 10 seconds.

If it still doesn’t work, try the next reset method:

  1. Remove the battery cover on your lock and disconnect the battery.
  2. Press and hold the outside Schlage button. Next, reconnect the batteries while holding the Schlage button.
  3. Release the Schlage button. This should reset your lock. You can confirm whether the operation was successful by pressing the Schlage button and then entering one of the default User Codes—to see if it unlocks the lock.

Next, enable Lock and Leave on your lock (see how to do that above) and try locking your door again to see if the feature is now active.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, you only need to press a few buttons on the keypad of your Schlage Lock to enable ‘Lock and Leave’.

As mentioned, the feature lets you quickly lock the deadbolt without entering a User Code. However, anyone can lock your door since no User Code is required to lock it. So if that’s something you don’t like, you want to keep Lock and Leave disabled.

So that’s it. Hope this article was helpful, and you could enable/disable Lock and Leave in your Schlage Smart Lock.

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