How to Program a Honeywell Digital Deadbolt

Not sure how to program your Honeywell Digital Deadbolt? Then you want to keep reading as this post contains valuable information for you.

In the next few paragraphs, I’ll walk you through how to program your new or existing Honeywell Electronic Lock, which includes changing the Programming Code, adding/deleting User Codes, and resetting the lock. Let’s begin!

How to Program a Honeywell Electronic Deadbolt
Image Credit: Honeywell Digital Deadbolt Manual.

How to Change the Programming Code on a Honeywell Digital Deadbolt

If you just installed a Honeywell Digital Deadbolt, you want to change the default Programming Code (123456) to ensure that no one else can make unauthorized changes to the lock.

On the one hand, if you acquired a previously owned Honeywell Electronic Lock, you want to change the Programming Code to ensure security. You may also decide to change your Programming Code from time to time to beef up security.

That said, here’s how to change the existing Programming Code on a Honeywell Digital Lock:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code and press the Unlock button. (The default Programming Code is 123456, you can only use it if you’ve never changed the Programming Code).
  2. Press 4 and then press the Unlock button.
  3. Enter your new 6 digits Programming Code and press the Unlock button.
  4. Re-enter the new Programming Code to complete the process.

The light indicator will illuminate green and the lock will beep once, confirming that the process was successful.

Now your new Programming Code is set, and that’s the code you’ll use for all other programming.

How to Add/Delete User Codes on a Honeywell Digital Deadbolt

The Honeywell Digital Deadbolt allows users to add up to 50 User Codes, which can be shared with anyone you want to give access to your home when you’re away.

Each User Code is linked to a User ID—01 to 50. For example, if your first User Code is 1234, you may link it to 01 as the User ID. The User ID helps you find the Code in case you want to delete/disable it.

So, here’s how to add a User Code on a Honeywell Digital Lock:

  1. Enter your Programming Code and then press the Unlock button. Next, press 1 and then press the Unlock button.
  2. Enter a User ID (between 01 to 50) and then press the Unlock button.
  3. Enter the new Programming Code and press the Unlock button.
  4. Re-enter the new Programming Code and then press the Unlock button.

That’s all about changing the Programming Code on a Honeywell Digital Lock. You should, however, test the new Programming Code to see if it’s active. You can test it by trying to use the old code to program the lock.

How to Delete a Single User Code or All User Codes at Once

This lock allows you to either delete a single existing User Code or delete all of them at once. Here’s how to delete a single User Code:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code and press the Unlock button.
  2. Press 2 and then press the Unlock button.
  3. Enter the User ID linked to the unwanted User Code and then press the Unlock button.
  4. Re-enter the User ID linked to the unwanted User Code and then press the Unlock button to complete the process.

If the lock beeps once and the indicator light flashes green, the User Code has been deleted successfully.

How to Delete All User Codes at Once

  1. On the keypad, enter your Programming Code and press the Unlock button.
  2. Press 3 and then press the Unlock button.
  3. Enter your Programming Code and press the Unlock button.

And that’s it! Now all existing User Codes have been deleted. To add new User Codes, see the instructions above.

How to Enable/Disable Auto-lock Function on a Honeywell Digital Deadbolt

Yes, Honeywell Digital Deadbolt comes with the auto-lock function. Though it’s disabled by default and you have to enable it if you want it active.

What does the auto-lock function do? This feature locks the lock/door automatically when it’s left unlocked for the specified time.

Here’s how to enable the auto-lock function:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code and press the Unlock button.
  2. Press 5 and then press the Unlock button.
  3. Enter the Time-Delay—between 20 to 900 seconds. (That’s how long the lock will stay unlocked before it auto-locks). Next, press the Unlock button to complete the process.

Auto-lock is now active, meaning your lock will lock automatically after the specified time—when you leave it unlocked.

Repeat the same steps above to cancel auto-lock. But set the time delay to 00.

How to Restore Factory Settings on a Honeywell Digital Deadbolt

If you’re looking to reset your Honeywell Electronic Deadbolt for any reason, here’s how to do that:

  1. Remove the battery cover. Next, remove one battery and wait 10 seconds.
  2. Replace the battery and wait for a long and short beep.
  3. Press the Unlock button three times within three seconds.

If the lock beeps and the indicator light illuminates green, then your lock has been reset to factory default settings.

Keep in mind, this action will delete all User Codes, including the Programming Code and other settings. You should reprogram the lock with the default Programming Code—123456.

You may also read our article about programming a Trilogy DL2800 keypad door lock and Defiant electronic lock.

Honeywell Digital Deadbolt FAQs and Troubleshooting

Why is my Honeywell Keypad Door Lock not working?

Your lock may not work electronically if the batteries are low or completely drained. So check to see if the batteries are still active. If not, replace them with new non-rechargeable alkaline batteries—do not mix new batteries with old ones.

More so, check that the polarity of all batteries is in order. That is, the positive and negative ends are properly placed. You want to also check that the control wire is correctly attached to the Interior Assembly.

Why is my Honeywell Keypad Deadbolt sticking?

Deadbolt sticking is usually caused by overly tight installation screws. Here’s how to fix it:

  • Remove the Interior Assembly
  • Slightly loosen the mounting plate screws
  • Use a physical key to lock and unlock the lock
  • Reattach the control wire and Interior Assembly.

Can I use rechargeable batteries in a Honeywell Electronic Deadbolt?

Rechargeable batteries are not recommended. Use non-rechargeable alkaline batteries for the best performance.

Wrapping Up

Programming your Honeywell Digital Deadbolt involves changing the Programming Code, adding/deleting User Codes, resetting, and more. And I’ve covered all of those in this post.

So I hope this post was helpful and you could either change your Programming Code, add a User Code or even enable/disable the auto-lock feature.

What’s more, changing the default Programming Code helps ensure that no one else can change your lock programming, so be sure to change the code—for a new/previously owned lock.