If you’re looking to change codes on your Schlage Encode Deadbolt but are not quite sure how to do that, keep reading.
In this post, we’ll show you how to manually change the codes on your Schlage Encode. Let’s get started.
First off, note that the Schlage Encode Deadbolt comes with a Programming Code (6 digit code) and User/Access Codes (4 digit codes). The Programming Code allows you to make programming changes in the lock, while User Codes are used to unlock the deadbolt.
Users can change both the Programming Code and User Codes.
Now let’s head over to the instructions—starting with the Programming Code (6 digit code).
How to Change the Programming Code on a Schlage Encode Lock?
Here are the steps to follow to change the Programming Code on your Schlage Encode Deadbolt:
- Enter the current Programming Code (the one you want to change).
- Enter the current Programming again.
- Now enter the new Programming Code (6 digits).
- Enter the new Programming Code again.
- Press the Check mark button on the keypad/touchscreen to complete the process.
How to Change User Code (4 digit code) on Your Schlage Encode Deadbolt?
To change a User Code on your Schlage Encode Deadbolt, you’ll need to delete the code, then add a new code.
Here’s how to do this:
1. Delete the Code You want to Change
- Enter the current Programming Code (6 digit code) via the keypad/touchscreen.
- Enter the User Code you want to change.
- Press the X mark button and enter the User Code again.
- Press the Check mark button. This will delete the code from the lock.
- Next, you’ll need to add a new code—continue to the next step.
2. Add a New User Code
- Enter your current Programming Code.
- Enter a new User Code (4 to 8 digits) and press the Check mark button.
- Enter the new User Code again and press the Check mark button.
- Your new User Code has been successfully added to replace the deleted one.
So that’s all you need to do to change a User Code on your Schlage Encode Lock.
How to Change a User Code Length on Schlage Encode Lock?
Before we show you how to do this, keep in mind that changing a User Code length will delete all other User Codes in the lock. So, you may need to program new User Codes after changing the User Code length.
That said, below are the steps to follow to change a User Code length in your Schlage Encode:
- Enter your Programming Code.
- Press and hold the number you want to change your code length to. That is, if you want to change the User Code length to 4 digits, press and hold key 4. And if you want to change the code length to 8 digits, press and hold key 8.
- While holding the number, press the Check mark button.
- Now release the number and press the Check mark button to complete the process.
That’s all you need to do to change a User Code length on your Schlage Encode Lock.
Note: You cannot manually (on the lock itself) change code on your Schlage Encode if the lock has been programmed via a mobile app. That is, if you’ve previously changed the code on your Schlage Encode using a mobile app, manual programming will be disabled, so you can’t change the code on the lock itself.
However, if you still want to program the lock manually, you’ll need to perform a factory reset, then program the lock manually using the keypad. Keep reading to see how to reset your Schlage Encode.
How to Factory Reset Schlage Encode?
Before you perform a reset, first look for the default codes (Programming Code and User Codes), as you’ll need to use them to reprogram the lock after the reset. You can find these codes on the back of the Quick Start Guide that came with the lock (printed on a white label).
If you don’t have the Quick Start Guide, remove the battery cover of your lock to find the default codes. The codes are usually located next to the Reset button—on a white label.
Now, here’s how to perform a factory reset on your Schlage Encode:
- Remove the battery cover.
- Press and hold the Reset button (a black circle button). The status LED on the lock will flash red.
- Continue holding the Reset button until the status LED stops flashing red.
- Wait for about 10 seconds for the status LED to light solid blue. Once you see solid blue light, the reset is complete.
Next, you’ll need to reprogram your lock, as all custom settings will be deleted after the reset.
If you want to manually change the default Programming Code, User Codes or add new codes, see how to do these above.
So that’s how to change codes on your Schlage Encode Deadbolt.
As you can see, you need to enter a valid Programming Code before making any changes in your lock programming. However, if you’ve lost your Programming Code, you can perform a factory reset and set up the lock again.