If you’ve just moved into a house that has the Schlage Encode Deadbolt on its door, you definitely want to do a factory reset to remove all existing codes and add your own codes.
More so, you want to reset your Schlage Encode Wi-Fi Deadbolt if the lock is faulty or when you lost the Programming Code.
In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps to reset and reprogram your Schlage Encode Keypad Lock (BE489). Let’s get started.
Schlage Encode Lock Reset Instructions
First off, you need to find the default Programming Code of your lock, as you’ll need it to program the lock after the reset.
Check the back of the user guide that came with your Schlage Encode—the default Programming Code is printed on a white sticker. If you don’t have the user guide, take off the battery cover to find the default Programming Code. You’ll find the default Programming Code with two default User Codes.
That said, here are the steps to follow to factory reset your Schlage Encode Keypad Lock:
- Remove the battery cover.
- You’ll see a black circle button on the inside of the lock. That’s the reset button.
- Press and hold the button until the LED indicator flashes red and stops.
- Note that you have to keep holding the reset button until the LED stops flashing red.
- Now wait until (10-15 seconds) the LED indicator light solid blue. The solid blue light shows that the reset is complete.
Now that you’ve reset your Schlage Encode Wi-Fi Deadbolt, you’ll need to reprogram it (remove the default codes and add new codes). Let’s look at how to do this.
Change Schlage Encode Default Programming Code
Your Schlage Encode Lock comes with a 6-digit default Programming Code. This code is used to put the lock in programming mode before you can make any programming changes in the lock.
You may have changed this code before, but resetting the lock will restore the default code. So, you may need to change it for convenience or security reasons.
Here’s how to change the default Programming Code:
- Enter the default Programming Code through the keypad/touchscreen. This will put the lock in programming mode.
- Enter the default Programming Code again.
- Enter a new Programming Code (6 digits).
- Re-enter the new Programming Code and press the Check Mark button.
- The LED will light green, showing the programming is successful. That is, your new Programming Code is now in effect—so you should enter it first whenever you want to program the lock.
Remove Schlage Encode Default User Codes
Your Schlage Encode Keypad Lock also comes with two default User Codes (4-digits code). This allows you to unlock the deadbolt through the keypad. You want to change these codes to ensure security.
Here’s how to remove the default User Codes:
- Enter your Programming Code.
- Press the X Mark button. While still holding the X Mark button, press the Check Mark button.
- Now press the Check Mark button to confirm the deletion.
- The two default User Codes have been removed.
Note: This method removes all User Codes from your lock. If you already added Users Codes to your Schlage Encode, don’t use this method to remove the two default User Codes. Instead, remove them individually. See how to change/delete User Codes individually on your Schedule Encode Lock.
Add New User Codes to Schlage Encode
After removing the default User Codes, you’ll need to add new User Codes so you can unlock the deadbolt through the keypad/touchscreen.
Here’s how to add new User Codes:
- Enter your Programming Code to put the lock in programming mode.
- Enter a new User Code (4-8 digits). Next, press the Check Mark button on the keypad.
- Re-enter the new User Code and press the Check Mark button. The lock will blink green, showing the User Code has been added successfully.
However, you want to confirm if the user code is actually in effect. You can do this by locking and unlocking the door.
To lock your door, tap the lock icon on the keypad. Then enter the user code you just created to see if it unlocks the door.
So that’s how to reprogram your Schlage Encode Deadbolt after performing a factory reset. You can also reprogram the lock through the Schlage Home App or a compatible third-party app. However, note that once you program your Schlage Encode through the app, manual programming will be disabled until you reset the lock.
You can reset your Schlage Encode Keypad Lock in seconds by long pressing the reset button on the inside of the lock.
However, keep in mind that resetting the lock will remove all your custom settings and restore the default settings. Make sure to get the default Programming Code to hand before you perform the reset—as you’ll need to enter the default Programming Code before you reprogram the lock.
More so, if your Schlage Encode was connected to any compatible smart home system, you’ll have to start the setup afresh after the reset.