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How to Change the 4 Digit Code on a Schlage Lock

If you are a homeowner, then at some point you will probably have to change the 4 digit code on your Schlage deadbolt lock.

This can be a daunting task if you don't know where to start, but don't worry, we are here to help! In this guide, we will walk you through the process of programming your Schlage lock—including BE365 and FE575/FE595 models.

So whether you are replacing a forgotten code, want to add an additional code, or just want to change it up for security purposes, follow these instructions and you will be good to go!

Two Types of Schlage Keypad Codes

Before you can program your Schlage keypad, it is important to understand the two different types of codes: the six-digit programming code and the four-digit user code.

Programming Code: 6-Digits

The programming code is a six-digit code used to put the lock into programming mode but does not unlock the lock. You must know this code to program the lock.

The default programming code can be found on the User Manual or on a yellow label on the back of the keypad (must remove the keypad from the door to find the code).

User Codes: 4-Digits

The user code is a four-digit code used to unlock the lock. The default user codes can also be found on the User Manual or on the back of the keypad.

You can store up to 19 4-digit user codes, including a primary entry code and guest codes! This code must be different than the first four digits of the programming code supplied.

How to Change the Code on a Schlage Lock

To change the default 4-digit code on a Schlage lock, follow these steps.

Step 1: Find your programming code

If your lock is brand new, the original programming code can be found on your manual or behind the outer face of the keypad (which requires you to take the keypad off the door). If the lock is used or you have forgotten your previous entry code, you'll need to reset the keypad to its default settings (Click here to jump down to that section).

Step 2: Enter your programming code

Next, enter your six-digit programming code on the keypad. The Schlage button will blink orange three times and then beep 3 times.

Step 3: Press the Schlage and number 1 button simultaneously

Press the Schlage button and then press the number 1 on the keypad simultaneously. Once again the Schlage button will blink orange three times and then beep 3 times.

Step 4: Enter your new entry code

Enter your new user code on the keypad assembly.

This must be a unique code that is not currently being used as a primary entry code or guest code. It also can not be the first four digits of your programming code.

Step 5: Enter your 4-digit code again to confirm

Confirm your new code by entering the same four-digit code once more. If everything is done correctly, the Schlage button will flash green, followed by one long beep to verify your new code. Test the code to ensure everything worked!

How to Add Another 4 Digit User Code on a Schlage Lock (Guest Code)

Schlage keypad locks can hold up to 19 unique user codes that you can share with friends, family, or a neighbor. Guest codes are great because you can create temporary codes that can easily be deleted later.

Follow the steps below to add additional 4-digit user codes!

Step 1: Enter your six-digit programming code

Enter your 6-digit programming code on the keypad. The Schlage button will blink orange three times and then beep 3 times.

Step 2: Press the Schlage button and then the number 1

Press the Schlage button and then press the number 1 on the keypad assembly. The Schlage button will blink orange three times, followed by 3 lock beeps.

Step 3: Enter your new four-digit code

Enter your desired four-digit entry code on the keypad.

This must be a unique code that is not currently being used as a primary entry code or guest code. It also can not be the first four digits of your programming code.

Step 4: Confirm your 4 digit code

Confirm your new code by entering it again once more. If everything is done correctly, the Schlage button will flash green, followed by one long beep to verify your new code. Test the code to ensure everything worked!

To add additional codes, repeat the steps above. Schlage keyless entry locks can store up to 19 user codes!

To remove a temporary code, follow the steps in the next section!

How to Remove a 4-Digit Code on a Schlage Lock

If you would like to remove an existing code or revoke access to a code that you gave someone, the process is quite simple. Follow the instructions below!

Step 1: Enter your programming code

Begin by entering your 6-digit programming code on the keypad. This code can be found on your user guide or behind the keypad (once removed). Once the code has been entered, the Schlage button will blink orange three times, followed by three beeps.

Step 2: Press the Schlage button and then the number 2

Press the Schlage button and then press the number 2 on the keypad assembly. The Schlage button will blink orange three times and then beep 3 times.

Step 3: Enter the unwanted 4 digit entry code twice

Enter the 4-digit user code that you wish to remove twice. If done correctly, the Schlage button will turn green and you will hear a long beep. Test the user code you removed to ensure the code was successfully deleted.

How to Enable Vacation Mode on Schlage Door Lock

Vacation mode is used to disable all user codes at the keypad so that only the primary code works. This is a great way to ensure that only your code works while you are away!

To enable vacation mode, type in your 4-digit code and the Schlage button will flash amber 3 times. Press the Schlage button and then press the number 4. If done correctly, the Schlage button will blink green and beep to confirm you are in vacation mode.

To disable vacation mode, simply enter your main code and all user codes will once again be active.

How to Delete All User Code On Schlage Door Lock

If you need to delete all four-digit user codes, you can quickly do so with the following steps.

Step 1: Enter your programming code

Step 2: Press the Schlage button followed by the number 6

Step 3: Enter your programming code again

If done correctly, the Schlage button will blink green and beep to confirm a successful deletion.

Tips for securing your home with a new code on a Schlage lock

1. Change your code regularly

It's important to change the code on your Schlage lock every year. Changing your code annually helps to ensure that your home is as safe as possible and that unauthorized individuals don't have access to your property. Also, be certain to change the first code that comes installed with your deadlock.

2. Don't use easy to guess codes like your birthday or address

Another great way to keep your home safe is by using a guest code. Guest codes are great because you can create temporary codes that can easily be deleted later. By using guest codes, you can keep track of who has access to your home and for how long.

3. Don't share your primary entry codes with others

When creating a new 4-digit user code, be sure not to use the same code as your main entry code. This is important because sharing your main entry code with others gives them access to your home and could lead to theft or other crime. Always keep your main entry code confidential!

4. Delete guest codes when they're no longer needed

If you have any guest codes that are no longer needed, it's important to delete them from the keypad. This will prevent anyone from using the code in the future.

Final Thoughts

The Schlage lock is a smart and simple way to keep your home safe.

One of the most important steps you can take when securing your property with a Schlage Lock is changing the 4 digit code on the keypad regularly.

If an intruder has access to your code, they may be able to break in without much effort! To avoid this problem, it's best to change your code every year and to use a guest code when appropriate.

By following these tips, you can help keep your home safe from burglars and other intruders.

Thanks for reading!

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