How to Reset Schlage Keypad Lock Without Programming Code

You are unsure if you can reset your Schlage Keypad Lock with the Programming Code? Keep reading, as this article has valuable information for you. Let’s head right into it!

Usually, resetting a Schlage Keypad Lock doesn’t require a Programming Code. All you need to reset a Schlage Keypad Lock is access to the interior and exterior assembly, as you’ll have to remove the batteries and also press some buttons on the keypad.

This means that you can reset Schlage locks without the Programming Code, as long as you are able to reach the lock exterior and interior.

With that being said, let’s look at the procedure to reset a Schlage keypad lock.

How to Reset a Schlage Keypad lock (without programming code)

  • Step 1: Ensure your door is open as you’ll need to access the interior and exterior assembly of the lock at the same time.
  • Step 2: On Remove the battery cover from the interior assembly and then disconnect the batteries.
  • Step 3: Press release and press Schlage button. (The Schlage button can be found on the exterior of your lock.
  • Step 4Reconnect the batteries. Next, press the button and hold it. Schlage You will hear one beep when you see a green signal.

Notification: The entire process may fail if you don’t complete the last step within 10 seconds. You will need to first connect the battery and then quickly press the and hold the key. Schlage button until the lock flashes green and beeps once—within 10 seconds.

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So that’s all about resetting your Schlage keypad lock.

This method works for all Schlage keypad locks, Schlage BE365 and Schlage FE595. However, if the method doesn’t work for you, refer to your User Manual for specific resetting instructions.

There is no Schlage keypad lock that requires a Programming Code to reset. In fact, if you’ve lost your Programming Code, you can reset the lock and then use the default Programming Code to reprogram it.

After a factory reset, all programming will be erased/returned at factory default settings.

If you have reset your Schlage keypad lock successfully, here are some things you can do to ensure security and reliable operation.

Change the default programming code

Schlage keypad locks come with a randomly generated 6-digit default Programming Code—usually located on a sticker on the back of the keypad assembly. This code is used to modify your lock settings, such as adding or deleting User Codes, enabling Auto Lock, and many other things.

To prevent others from altering your lock settings, it is recommended that you change the default Programming Code.

Although you may have changed the Programming Code in the past, resetting locks restores all factory settings, even the Programming Code. Your lock now works with the default Programming. You will need to change this for security reasons.

However, if your Schlage BE365, or FE595, has a default programming code, you can find a detailed guide here.

Change the pre-set user codes

Schlage Keypad locks include two preset User Cods. You can find the codes on the back of your keypad assembly and the User Manual—depending on your Schlage lock model.

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As mentioned, these two User Codes are preset, so you’ll need to delete them and add new User Codes of your choosing—for security reasons. Most Schlage keypad locks store up to 19 User Codes, so you can create more codes and share them with those you want to give access to your home or office while you’re away.

Refer to your User Manual to find out how to delete or add a User Code. If you’ve lost your lock manual, go here All Schlage lock manuals.

Turn on Auto Lock

The auto-lock feature allows you to lock your door automatically if you forget to lock it. After a time, the lock will automatically lock when this feature is activated.

However, not all Schlage locks come with this feature—like this one here. Make sure you check that your Schlage lock has an auto-lock feature. If it does, turn it on. Refer to your User Manual for instructions if you’re not sure how to do it.


Allow Vacation Mode

Vacation Mode may help strengthen your home security when you take a holiday—away from home.

How? Assuming you shared User Codes with other users and you don’t want them to access your home while you’re away, you can turn on vacation mode to make all User Codes inactive.

Yes, vacation mode will temporarily disable all User Codes until it’s turned off, so you won’t have to worry about unauthorized access to your home from those you shared User Codes with.

If you’re not sure how to enable this feature, see the image below or refer to your User Manual for instructions.

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Final Thoughts

Since Programming Code isn’t required to factory reset a Schlage Keypad Lock, you are probably wondering if anyone can walk to your door and reset your lock, right?

It’s certainly not possible! To reset your Schlage keypad lock, you must access its interior assembly. So if your door is locked, the interior assembly can’t be accessed, meaning no one can reset your lock unauthorized—unless the door is opened.

So that’s it! I hope you found this article helpful. You can reset your lock or make other programming changes.

You can also read our article on resetting Honeywell or Brinks electronic locks.  

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