How Do I Reset My Schlage Keypad Lock Without Code?

If you’re looking for tips to help you reset your Schlage Keypad Lock without code, you’re on the right page.

This post explains everything you want to know about resetting a Schlage Keypad Lock without code. Needless to say, I’ll walk you through the steps to reset your Schlage keypad lock in seconds.

How Do I Reset My Schlage Keypad Lock Without Code

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How to Reset a Schlage Keypad Lock Without Code?

You don’t need any code to reset a Schlage Keypad Lock.

Follow the steps below to reset your Schlage Keypad Lock (without code):

  1. Slide the battery cover up to remove it and then disconnect the battery.
  2. Press and release the outside Schlage button.
  3. Reconnect the battery. Next, press and hold the Schlage button until the light turns green and the lock beeps. Ensure you complete this step in 10 seconds.
  4. To confirm whether the reset is successful, enter one of the default 4-digit codes (User Code) to see if the bolt moves. If it does, then the reset was successful.

That’s all you need to do to reset your Schlage Keypad Lock. As you can see, you don’t need to enter any code.

Note that this reset method may not work for Schlage Connect and Schlage Encode. If you’ve any of those, try this reset method:

  1. Slide the battery cover up to remove it. Next, disconnect the batteries.
  2. Press and hold the outside Schlage button.
  3. While holding the Schlage button, reconnect the batteries and release the button afterward. This will reset the lock.
  4. To confirm if the reset is successful, press the outside Schlage button, then enter one of the preset User Codes (4-digit code). If the bolt moves afterward, it means the reset was successful.

What next after restoring factory default settings on your Schlage Keypad Lock?

As you probably know, performing a factory reset will delete all your previous programming. So you’ll need to start all over again to program the lock. Here are some important programming functions to start with:

Change the 6 Digits Default Programming Code

Schlage keypad locks usually come with a 6-digit default Programming Code. Perhaps you changed the code previously, but resetting the lock will restore the default Programming Code, so you’ll need to change this code for security reasons.

The code is usually printed on a white sticker—located on the user manual and the back of the keypad assembly (requires removing the lock from the door). See the image below.

How to Reset My Schlage Keypad Lock Without Programming Code

If you’re not sure how to change the 6-digit default Programming Code, here is how:

  1. Enter the default Programming Code (6 digits) and wait for the Schlage button to light three orange lights, followed by three beeps. Next, press the Schlage button.
  2. Press key 3 on the keypad and wait for the Schlage button to light three orange lights, followed by three beeps.
  3. Enter a new Programming Code (6 digits), then wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, followed by three beeps.
  4. Re-enter the new Programming Code to complete the operation. The Schlage button will illuminate green, followed by one long beep, indicating that the Programming Code has been successfully changed.

Delete the Default User Codes

Like the Programming Code, Schlage Keypad Locks come with two default User Codes (for unlocking the lock via the keypad). The two codes can be found on the front of the user manual and back of the keypad assembly (along with the Programming Code).

And you’ll need to remove these codes and add your unique codes. Follow the instructions below to delete the two default User Codes at once:

  1. On the keypad, enter your current Programming Code and wait for the Schlage button to flash orange light three times, followed by three beeps. Next, press the Schlage button.
  2. Press key 6 on the keypad and wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, followed by three beeps.
  3. Enter your Programming Code. This will delete the two default 4-digit User Codes.

Next, you need to program new codes to enable you to lock/unlock the lock via the keypad. Here is how to add new User Codes:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code, then wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times and the lock beep three times. Next, press the Schlage button once.
  2. Press key 1 on the keypad, and then wait for the Schlage button to flash orange light three times, followed by three beeps.
  3. Enter a new User Code (4 digits) and wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, and the lock beeps three times.
  4. Re-enter the new User Code. The lock will flash green, then been once—showing the new User Code is now in effect, and you can use it to unlock the lock.

To add more User Codes, repeat the steps. Ensure each code is unique.

Related Questions

Schlage BE365 factory reset not working; what do I do?

This might be happening because you’re not following the steps correctly. Follow the reset method in this post to factory reset your Schlage BE365 in seconds. Ensure you complete the last step within 10 seconds, else the lock may exit programming mode, leading to unsuccessful attempts.

I can’t remember my Schlage Programming Code; what to do?

You can perform a factory reset on your lock and then use the default Programming Code to reprogram the lock. See more details on troubleshooting lost/forgotten Schlage Programming Code.

Where is the 6 digits Code on a Schlage Lock?

The 6-digit code (Programming Code) is usually located on the front of the lock’s user manual and the back of the keypad assembly. You’ll need to remove the lock from the door to find the code on the back of the keypad assembly.

How do I change my Schlage 6-digit code?

To change your Schlage 6-digit code, first put the lock in programming mode by entering the 6-digit code and pressing the Schlage button. Next, press 3, then enter a new programming code (6 digits) twice. The lock will flash green and beep once, and that means the operation is successful.

Wrapping Up

As mentioned, you don’t need a code to reset a Schlage Keypad Lock. As long as you can reach the interior and exterior assembly of the lock, you can simply reset it by disconnecting the batteries and pressing some keys on the keypad.

If you’re locked out, as in you can’t access the interior assembly of the lock, you won’t be able to reset the lock. If this is the case, try to use a physical key to unlock the door, then reset it when you can access the interior assembly.

The reset method above works for nearly all Schlage keypad locks models (BE365, BE375, FE595, FE575, Schlage Encode, Schlage Connect, Schlage Sense, etc.).