How to Reset Schlage Lock - The Easy Way
Schlage locks are excellent, aren't they? Schlage manufactures many different types of smart locks known for their fantastic security. However, resetting your lock is a good idea if you just moved into a new house or think your 4-digit code is compromised.
But it's not usual for everyone to know how you can reset your Schlage intelligent locks. This guide will discuss how you can follow simple instructions to reset your locks to the default programming code.
However, before we can jump into the details of resetting, first, you need to identify precisely which model Schlage lock you have because different models have some variations in how the reset works.
Identifying Your Lock's Model
This should be the very first thing you do. Because many Schlage door lock models look very similar, you probably don't know which model you have unless you have access to the user's guide.
However, knowing your lock's model is necessary because different models might differ in resetting. Usually, the keypad design can help you understand which model you have.
Also, Schlage prints the deadbolt part number on a white sticker inside the lock. You can see the sticker and know your model number once you remove the back or battery cover. To do this, unscrew the top and center screw on the backside of the lock.
The Schlage programming code and the default user codes on the white sticker will also be found.
Resetting Schlage Connect Smart Locks (BE468 or BE469)
The Schlage connect locks are popular models of their deadbolt smart lock series. If your white sticker includes the model numbers BE468 or BE469, you can be sure you have a Schlage connect model. The Schlage programming code and the default user codes on the white sticker will also be found.
Now to Reset Your Schlage Connect Model, Follow the Steps Below:
- Remove the battery cover.
- Disconnect the battery connection.
- Find the Schlage button on the front side of the lock and press the Schlage button and hold it.
- Reattach the battery connection while holding the Schlage button
- Now you can see the LED on the keypad assembly flash green three times, and the Schlage button on the inside will also flash three times.
- The lock must go through its auto-handing system to re-learn its installation. To do this, you need to enter a default user code from the white label. This will complete the resetting process.
Resetting Schlage Encode Smart Locks (BE489)
You have a Schlage encode lock if your white label includes the deadbolt part number BE489. These are very popular among households in the USA. So, if you recently bought a house with a Schlage lock, it's probably an encoding model.
If you reset your Schlage lock, it will revert to its factory settings and completely erase its previous entry code. You will need default codes to reprogram the lock. The default code on a Schlage encode lock can also be found on the white label.
To Reset Your Schlage Encode Lock, Follow the Steps Below:
- Remove the cover plate on the backside of the lock.
- Hold down the lock's reset button while pressing it. The indicator light will start blinking red when you initially press it. Hold the button down until the flashing of the LED light stops.
- This will start the reset sequence on the lock. Once the lock is reset, the LED will turn blue. This can take up to 10 seconds.
- Now, enter one of the default user codes on the white sticker. This will initiate the internal intelligence of the lock.
Resetting Schlage Electronic Locks (BE365, BE575, or BE595)
If the white label inside your lock includes the part numbers BE365, BE575, or BE595, you may follow the steps below to reset your lock.
This is a Schlage keypad lock. It is one of the more affordable options in Schlage's arsenal.
Follow the Steps Below To Reset a Schlage Keypad Deadbolt:
- Firstly remove the battery or disconnect the terminal.
- Press and release the outside Schlage button on the front side of the lock.
- Now you must complete the following two steps in under 10 seconds.
- Re-insert the battery. You will see the Schlage button light green for a second.
- Now, press and hold the Schlage button until it turns green and the lock beeps.
- Once the lock beeps, you can confirm the resetting process by entering your default four-digit code labeled on the white sticker.
Resetting the Schlage Touch Smart Locks (FE695 or BE375)
These are the Schlage touch locks. They are keyless touchscreen models. These locks are highly known for their security.
Firstly find the white label on the lock and remember your default user code. You will find this on the back side of the outer portion of the lock.
Follow the Steps Below To Reset A Schlage Touch Smart Lock:
- Firstly, disconnect the power by removing the battery.
- Press and release the outside Schlage button.
- You must follow the two steps below in under 10 seconds.
- Reconnect the battery. You will see the Schlage button turn green for one second.
- Now, press and hold the Schlage button till the indicator light turns green, and the lock beeps.
- Now try opening the lock using your default four-digit user code and confirm the resetting process has been completed correctly.
Now for your security, you should change the default programming code and provide a new four-digit code for the lock. The existing code of the lock can compromise your safety. So, you must delete the default codes.
Changing the Default Programming Code
The six-digit programming code supplied with the lock can be found on the white sticker. You should change the default programming code so no one can break into your house using the codes.
Follow the Next Steps To Change the Default Programming Code:
- Enter your programming code on the Schlage keypad lock. Wait until the Schlage button shows three orange lights, and the lock will also beep three times.
- Now, press the Schlage button. Then, press key three (3) on the keypad and wait for the light to show three orange beeps, and the lock will again beep three times.
- Enter a new programming code of your liking. The programming code is six-digits. The light will again illuminate three orange beeps, followed by the lock beeping three times.
- Then, re-enter the new programming code. The Schlage button LED will turn green with a long beep sound from the lock. Now, you can rest assured that the programming code has been changed.
- Remember the new programming code.
Deleting the Default User Codes
Almost anybody can use the default user codes to break into your house. You should delete the default user codes found in the user manual and set up a new user code on the Schlage lock.
Keeping the same four-digit code compromises your security.
Follow the Steps Below to Delete the Default Codes:
- Enter your programming code on the keypad and wait for the Schlage button to flash three orange lights and beep three times. Now, press the Schlage button.
- Press key Six (6) on the keypad and wait for the button to flash orange lights three times and again beep three times.
- Now, enter the programming code again. This will delete all the user codes on the lock.
Adding A New User Code
Now that you deleted all the user codes on the lock, you will need to add a new 4-digit code to open the Schlage keypad lock. Without four-digit user codes, you won't be able to use the keypad to unlock your door.
To Add A New User Code, Follow the Steps Below:
- Firstly, enter your programming code on the keypad. The lock will flash orange three times, followed by three beep sounds. Now, press the Schlage button to go into programming mode.
- Now, press key one (1) and wait for the usual orange flash with three beeps.
- Enter a new entry code (four digits) and wait for the Schlage button to flash an orange light three times with three beep sounds.
- Re-enter the new code. The lock will show a green light flash, followed by a long beep sound. This indicates that the code is added successfully.
Think This is Too Much Work? Call Us For Professional Help!
Although these steps are relatively easy to follow, not all the Schlage locks may follow the same steps. So, you might need access to your user manual to reset the lock.
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