How To Reset Yale Door Lock Code Without Master Code?

How To Reset Yale Door Lock Code Without Master Code?

This article will teach you how to reset Yale door lock code without master code quickly for different Yale lock models and using different methods.

Last Updated on October 17, 2023 by Vincent Zhu

Yale Lock is a famous brand of electronic door locks. It’s easy to use, but what if you lose your code? Don’t worry! In most cases, the code can be reset without damaging the lock or calling a locksmith.

If you are lucky enough to know the type of YALE lock, you can use this guide to reset the Yale door lock code without the master code.

In this article, you will learn how to reset the Yale door lock code without the master code simply and quickly.

How to reset the Yale door lock code without the master code?

There is little difference for Yale door locks when you reset your Yale door lock code without a master code. But for most Yale door locks, you can reset the Yale door lock code without the master code in the following steps:

  • Remove the battery cover, batteries, and interior escutcheon one by one.
  • Find the reset button beside the PCB cable connector.
  • Reinstall the batteries while pressing the reset button (minimum of 3 seconds). Release the reset button.

Now, let’s introduce how to reset the door lock code without a master code for different Yale locks.

How to reset the Nest Yale lock code without the master code?

How to reset Nest yale lock code without master code

Nest Yale lock reset master code is easy:

  1. Remove the battery cover and batteries.
  2. Remove the inside of the lock to access the reset button.
  3. The reset button (see image at right) is located on the left side of the PCB cable connector.
  4. Reinstall the batteries while pressing the reset button (minimum of 3 seconds). Release the reset button. Lock responds with, “Hi  from Yale and Nest.”
  5. Replace the battery cover.

If you have more problems with the Nest Yale lock, please check this article: Nest Yale Lock Troubleshooting: Details Step-by-Step Guide.

Please note that ShineACS Locks is just writing the article to help you reset the Yale door lock code and provide possible handling suggestions, not offering after-sales service. If you can’t finally solve your problem with our article content, please contact the Official aftermarket.

How to reset the Yale Assure lock code without the master code?

Because Yale Assure lock has a lot of different models, Yale Assure factory reset will be a little different.

Yale Assure Lock YRL216, YRL226, YRL236 and YRL256 factory reset

Yale Assure Lock YRD216YRD416YRD226YRD620YRD622YRD256YRD456 factory reset

  1. Remove the battery cover and batteries.
  2. Remove the inside lock to access the reset button.
  3. The reset button (see image above) is marked.
  4. Re-insert three batteries and hold the reset button for 3 seconds.
  5. While holding the reset button, insert the 4th battery and hold the reset button for 3 seconds.
  6. Release the reset button.
  7. Reinstall the inside lock on the door.

Yale Assure Lock YRD216/YRD416/YRD226/YRD620/YRD622/YRD256/YRD456 factory reset

Yale Assure Lock YRL226 and YRL256 factory reset

  1. Remove the battery cover and batteries.
  2. Remove the interior escutcheon to access the reset button.
  3. The reset button (see image at right) is beside the PCB cable connector.
  4. Reinstall the batteries while pressing the reset button (minimum of 3 seconds). Release the reset button.
  5. Replace the battery cover.

Also, you can check this video to learn how to reset the Yale Assure Lock:

Reset Yale Assure SL Lock to Factory Settings

How to reset the Yale Real Living locks without the master code?

The Yale Real Living series has three models: Yale Real Living push button deadbolt YRD210, Yale Real Living key accessible touchscreen deadbolt YRD240, and Yale Real Living key free push button YRD110.

Yale Real Living deadbolt YRD210/YRD240 factory reset

How To Reset Yale Door Lock Code Without Master Code? 1

  1. Remove the battery cover and batteries.
  2. Remove the interior escutcheon to access the reset button.
  3. The reset button (see image at right) is above the PCB cable connector.
  4. Reinstall the batteries while pressing the reset button (minimum of 3 seconds). Release the reset button.
  5. Replace the battery cover.

Yale Real Living deadbolt YRD110 factory reset

Yale Real Living deadbolt YRD110 factory reset

  1. Remove the battery cover.
  2. Remove the batteries.
  3. Reinstall the batteries while pressing the reset button (minimum of 3 seconds). Release the reset button.
  4. Replace the battery cover.

How to reset the Yale Smart Living Lock without the master code?

Yale smart living key-free digital door lock uses the latest technology to make your home safer and much easier.

How To Reset Yale Door Lock Code Without Master Code? 2

To Factory reset the Yale Smart Living Keyfree Connected smart lock without the master code:

  1. Slide up the black plastic cover of the lock inside the door. Remove inside cover
  2. Remove a battery from inside the lock. Then, remove the module.
  3. Unscrew the two screws on the back to remove the rear cover.
  4. Disconnect the cable that runs to the exterior half of the lock.
  5. Press and hold the [I] button and [P] button. Continue holding the buttons and insert the battery.
  6. Wait for 10 seconds; a two-tone sound will be heard.
  7. Release the [I] and [P] buttons
  8. Within 5 seconds of the two-tone sound, reconnect the cable to the exterior escutcheon. The lock will play a three-tone ascending tone and say, “Welcome to the Yale digital world.” The master code is now set to 123456.

How to reset the Yale lock with the Yale Access APP?

If you have connected your Yale lock with the Yale Access app, you can also reset your Yale lock with the Yale Access app; no need for mater code.

How To Reset Yale Door Lock Code Without Master Code? 3

Please note: Factory resetting your lock requires a Bluetooth (BLE) connection. If you no longer have your module or cannot Factory reset it, please contact Customer Support.

To reset the Yale lock with the Yale Access APP:

  1. Open the Yale Access App and go to the lock circle screen, which is the screen that shows you whether your door is locked or unlocked.
  2. Select the Settings menu (gear icon).
  3. Select the device you wish to reset.
  4. Scroll to factory reset.
  5. Select Reset Lock.

How to change the master code on Yale Lock?

You can change the master code on the Yale lock quickly with some easy steps. To know how to change the master code user code on your Yale locks, check this article: How To Change Yale Lock Code? Detailed Step-By-Step Guide.

Conclusion

Resetting the yale door lock code without the master code is easy; follow our guide, and you can reset your door lock at home. For more questions about Yale lock, please contact ShineACS Locks at any time.

FAQs About How To Reset Yale Door Lock Code Without Master Code

If you’re wondering what the master code for a Yale lock is and how you can use it, We’ve got all the answers right here:

The Master Entry Code is a 4-8 digit code used to change lock settings. A best security practice is setting your Master Entry Code with six or more digits. Creating a Master Passcode must be performed upon Yale lock installation or after resetting the lock to factory default.

The Master Passcode can be changed if you wish, but it will be required if you want to: Perform programming changes on the lock, such as adding/changing user codes; changing an existing user code; or deleting an existing user code; and so on.

To reset your Yale lock code, you must locate the reset button on the back of your lock.

The reset button is on the bottom right side of the door closing plate (see picture below). You can access it by removing the cover plate using a Phillips screwdriver. The reset button is typically tiny and red.

The reset button location may be slightly different for different Yale door locks.

Author

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    Vincent Zhu has 10 years of smart lock system experience and specializes in offering hotel door lock systems and home door lock system solutions from design, configuration, installation, and troubleshooting. Whether you want to install an RFID keyless door lock for your hotel, a keyless keypad door lock for your home door, or have any other questions and troubleshooting requests about smart door locks, don't hesitate to contact me at any time.