How to Reset Schlage Keypad Lock Without Programming Code

Not sure if you can reset your Schlage Keypad Lock without the Programming Code? You want to keep reading as this article contains 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.

That is, you can reset a Schlage lock without the Programming Code as long as you can reach the lock interior and exterior assembly.

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 the interior assembly, remove the battery cover and then disconnect the batteries.
  • Step 3: Press and release the Schlage button. (The Schlage button is on the exterior assembly of your lock).
  • Step 4: Reconnect the batteries. Next, press and hold the Schlage button until you see a green light and hear a single beep.

Note: The entire process may fail if you don’t complete the last step within 10 seconds. That is, you need to reconnect the battery and then quickly press and hold the Schlage button until the lock flashes green and beeps once—within 10 seconds.

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

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

Without a doubt, no Schlage keypad lock model requires Programming Code for resetting, so no worries there. In fact, if you’ve lost your Programming Code, you can reset the lock and then use the default Programming Code to reprogram it.

Note that after performing a factory reset, all previous programming will be erased/returned to factory default settings.

So if you have successfully reset your Schlage keypad lock, here are a few things you need to do to ensure security and continuous reliable operation of your lock.

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 allows you to change your lock settings such as adding or deleting a User Code, enabling Auto-Lock, and more.

However, users are advised to change the default Programming Code to prevent anyone else from making unauthorized changes to the lock settings.

Though you might have previously changed the Programming Code, resetting the lock restores all factory settings, including the Programming Code. So your lock now functions with the default Programming, which you need to change for security reasons.

That said, if you have a Schlage BE365, FE595, and other similar models, go here for a detailed guide on how to change the default Programming Code.

Change the Preset User Codes

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

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 for a detailed guide on how to delete a User Code and add a new one. If you’ve lost your lock manual, go here for all Schlage lock manuals.

Turn on Auto-Lock

The auto-lock feature helps to secure your door when you forget to lock it. When this feature is enabled, it automatically locks the lock after a specified time.

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

Enable 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.

Resetting a Schlage Keypad Lock Without Programming Code

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! As mentioned, you need to access the interior assembly of your Schlage keypad lock to perform a reset. 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 this article was helpful and you could reset your lock and make other programming changes.

You may also read our article about resetting Honeywell and Brinks electronic locks.