How to Change Code on Schlage Lock Keypad
If you have a Schlage lock keypad installed in your home or office, you know how convenient and secure it can be. However, if you need to change the access code for security reasons or you want to give access to someone new, you may find yourself wondering how to do it. In this article, we will guide you through the process of changing the code on your Schlage lock keypad step-by-step.
Step 1: Resetting the Lock
Before you can change the code on your Schlage lock keypad, you need to reset it to its factory settings. This will erase the current code and allow you to set a new one. To reset the lock, follow these steps:
1. Remove the battery cover from the back of the lock.
2. Press and hold the “Schlage” button on the keypad for 5 seconds.
3. Release the button once the lock beeps and the keypad lights up.
4. Wait for the lock to reset. This will take a few seconds.
Step 2: Programming a New Code
Now that the lock has been reset, you can program a new code into it. Follow these steps to set a new access code:
1. Press the “Schlage” button on the keypad.
2. Enter the default programming code (0-0-0-0).
3. Press the “Schlage” button again.
4. Press the number “1” on the keypad.
5. Enter your new access code using 4-8 digits.
6. Press the “Schlage” button again to save the new code.
Step 3: Testing the New Code
Once you have programmed the new access code, you should test it to make sure it works. Follow these steps to test the new code:
1. Close the lock by pressing the “Schlage” button.
2. Enter your new access code on the keypad.
3. The lock should beep and unlock.
4. If the lock does not unlock, try entering the code again or resetting the lock and starting over.
Q1. How many codes can I program into my Schlage lock keypad?
A1: You can program up to 19 codes into your Schlage lock keypad, including one master code and 18 user codes.
Q2. Can I program my Schlage lock keypad from my smartphone or tablet?
A2: Yes, if you have a Schlage Connect lock, you can use the Schlage Home app to program the lock remotely from your smartphone or tablet.
Q3. Can I program my Schlage lock keypad to lock automatically?
A3: Yes, if you have a Schlage Connect lock, you can set it to lock automatically after a certain period of time has elapsed. This feature is called “Auto-Lock” and can be configured using the Schlage Home app or the keypad.
Q4. Can someone else reset or program my Schlage lock keypad without my permission?
A4: No, only someone with physical access to the lock and knowledge of the default programming code or master code can reset or program the keypad. It is important to keep your default programming code and master code secure and not share them with anyone who you do not trust.
In conclusion, changing the code on your Schlage lock keypad is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. By following the instructions in this article, you can reset your lock to its factory settings, program a new access code, and test it to make sure it works. If you have any questions or issues with your Schlage lock keypad, refer to the FAQs section above or contact Schlage customer support for assistance.