When do you need to change the code on the Schlage lock?
When do you need to change the code on Schlage intelligent door lock?
- When you have lost the 4-digit code: If you have lost your key or somehow forgot four-digit user codes and don’t have any way to open your door, it is time to change the 4-digit entry code!
- When you have forgotten the code: Now, using your Schlage door lock is impossible. Now you must change the code on Schlage keyless entry locks.
- When you want more security: If multiple people are living in the household, having a different combination of numbers for each member will give them more privacy about which rooms belong only to their area.
- When you want to change the code: With the factory default setting, you can change its default programming code to your six-digit programming code.
- When you move to a new house or apartment and install Schlage locks again, you don’t get a six-digit programming code from your previous owners. In this case, we recommend changing the default settings of these devices.
What type of code do Schlage locks have?
Schlage locks have four types of codes:
This is a 4 digit code that you can use to lock and unlock your door. It’s also called the personalized four-digit user code or private entrance four-digit entry code.
This lets you enter your home without worrying about carrying a key in your pocket or purse.
The programming code is like a master password for all your Schlage products, including locks and deadbolts.
You’ll need this if you want to add a new four-digit code, delete four-digit user codes, enable vacation mode/disable vacation mode and delete all user codes.
Default Programming Code:
When you buy a new Schlage door lock and try to install it for the first time, the smart lock manufacturer supplies one unique default six-digit programming code.
You can use this default six-digit programming code to put the lock in programming mode.
You can remove the outer face of the Schlage door lock to find this six-digit code on the back of the keypad assembly and one on the front of this User Guide.
Default User Codes:
The lock comes preset with two unique default user codes. You can use both unique four-digit codes to open and lock the lock for the first installation, and you can find these temporary codes on the back of the keypad assembly and one on the front of the Schlage User Guide.
Please note: You can add a max of 19 personalized user access codes in the lock.
How to change the code on Schlage lock?
Please note: You can not change your current user codes for almost all Schlage locks.
If you think your old user code is not safe, now you will have to delete this user code first and then add a new four-digit code instead of changing the previous entry code.
But you can change your programming code on your Schlage deadbolt lock.
So to change 4 digit code on the Schlage lock, follow these steps:
Also, please check this video to know more about how to change the code on Schlage lock.
How to change the programming code on Schlage lock?
Please do it with the following programming instructions shown:
- Enter the original programming code (six-digit code). Wait for three Orange Lights + 3 Beeps.
- Press the Schlage button, and the keypad turns blue.
- Press the “3” buttons and wait for the Schlage button to show three Orange Lights + 3 Beeps
- Enter new programming code (six digits) and wait for the Schlage button to show three Orange Lights + 3 Beeps
- Re-enter the same new programming code (six digits)
- If Success! Schlage button will show 1 flash green Light + Long Beep.
Then you can use this new six-digit programming code to program your Schlage
The Schlage button is located on the top of the lock keypad.
How to change code on Schlage lock without programming code?
If you lost or forgot your programming code and want to change the code on the Schlage lock, you will have to factory reset your Schlage lock and then change the code. Please check this article: How to Reset Schlage Keypad Lock Without Programming Code?.
How to change the code on Schlage lock be365?
As I mentioned above, you can not change the code on Schlage smart lock BE365. You have to remove this old user code first, and then you can add a new entry code instead of your old one.
For more Schlage lock be 365 troubleshooting, please visit Schlage BE365 Troubleshooting: Detail Troubleshooting Guide.
How to change code on Schlage deadbolt or keypad deadbolt?
Using a Schlage keypad door lock or Schlage keyless entry door lock, you can remove the user code you want to change and add a new 4-digit code with your programming code instead of changing your old user code.
How to change code on Schlage Camelot lock
Schlage Camelot lock is a kind of Schlage keyless entry lock with Camelot Trim. Like most Schlage locks.
If you want to change your user codes, add a new one instead of changing the code on the Schlage door lock.
How to delete user codes on Schlage lock?
Before you want to change the code on your Schlage door lock, you can delete your old user code on your Schlage keypad locks with the following instructions:
- Enter Programming Code (six numbers); wait for three Orange Lights + 3 Beeps.
- Press the Schlage button, and the keypad turns blue.
- Press the “2” buttons and wait for the Schlage button to show three Orange Lights + 3 Beeps
- Enter the old 4 digit code that you want to delete (four numbers), and wait for the Schlage button to show three Orange Lights + 3 Beeps
- Re-Enter the same old 4-digit code that you want to delete.
- If successfully deleted! Schlage button will show 1 flash green Light + one Long Beep.
How to add new four-digit user codes on Schlage lock?
And after the old 4-digit code successful deletion, you can now add new user codes to achieve a change code on Schlage keyless entry lock:
- Enter Programming Code (six digits). Wait for three Orange Lights + three Beeps.
- Press the Schlage button or touchscreen buttons(Schlage 469 and 479), and the keypad button turns blue.
- Press the “1” buttons and wait for the Schlage button to show three Orange Lights + three Beeps
- Enter the same four-digit code (four numbers) and wait for the Schlage button to show three Orange Lights + three Beeps
- Enter the same new entry code (four numbers)
- If Success! Schlage button will show 1 flash green Light + one Long Beep.
Now you change your code on Schlage lock successfully.
Please note: All above operations come from the Schlage Lock User Manual. If you want to know more information, please visit the Schlage website and search for useful information that you need.
Tips for securing your home with a new code on a Schlage lock
If you’re changing your lock, make sure you’re not using any of the following combinations:
Make sure you have a backup key
The first thing you should do is make sure you have a backup key.
The best option would be to keep an extra key hidden somewhere safe so that even if someone does get into your home and steal your Schlage keyless entry lock, they won’t know where it is located and can’t take it with them when they leave.
Change the User code regularly.
If you use a lock that can change the code, it’s important to change the new code frequently. Otherwise, someone could unlock your door because they know what number you’ve been using for years.
Keep your code secret.
Don’t tell anyone else your code—especially not people who are going to visit or even live in your house! If you’re worried about forgetting it, write it somewhere safely (like another piece of paper).
Don’t use the same code for multiple locks.
This can make things complicated and not safe if you have more than one Schlage keyless entry installed on your property and use the same code for multiple locks.
As you can see, changing the code on your Schlage lock is a pretty easy process, so don’t worry if you have another question about changing codes or want to learn more about Schlage locks.
If you need help with anything related to home security purposes or installing locks, feel free to contact ShineACS Locks anytime!