How Do You Change the 4 Digit Code on a Schlage Lock Without Code?

Changing the 4-digit code on a Schlage Keypad Lock requires you to enter the Programming Code of the lock. However, if you don’t have the Programming Code and you’re looking for ways to change the code on your Schlage Lock, this post is your go-to resource.

How to Change the 4 Digit Code on a Schlage Lock Without Code

In the following paragraphs, we’ll show you how to change the 4-digit code on your Schlage Lock if you’ve lost the Programming Code. Let’s begin.

How to Change the 4 Digit Code on a Schlage Lock Without Code?

To do this, you’ll need to perform a factory reset on the lock, then use the default Programming Code to change the 4-digit code and perform other programming functions.

Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Reset the Lock 

First, you need to perform a reset on the lock to restore the default codes (Programming Code and User Codes). But before resetting the lock, ensure you have the default Programming Code to hand as you’ll need it to program the lock afterward.

The default Programming Code is usually located on the front of the user manual—printed on a white label. If the user manual is not available, you’ll need to remove the lock from the door and check the back of the keypad assembly for the Programming Code. It’s printed on a white sticker along with two User Codes.

Change the 4 Digit Code on a Schlage Lock Without Code

If you’ve found the default Programming Code, you can now proceed with the reset. See how to reset your Schlage Lock below:

  • Remove the battery cover by sliding it up. Next, disconnect the battery.
  • Press and release the Schlage button on the keypad.
  • Reconnect the battery. Then press and hold the Schlage button until the light turns green and you hear the lock beeps. Make sure to complete this step within 10 seconds.
  • Now you need to confirm whether the reset is successful. To do this, enter one of the default 4-digit codes. If the bolt moves after entering the code, it means the reset is successful.

Note: If you have a Schlage Encode or Schlage Connect Deadbolt, this reset method may not work for you. Refer to your user manual for instructions.

2. Change the 4 Digits Code

On the white sticker where the default Programming Code is printed, you will see two 4 digits code (User Codes). As mentioned earlier, these codes let you unlock your door via the lock’s keypad. And keep in mind that the previous 4 digit code (the one you wanted to change) has been replaced with the default codes because of the factory reset.

So, you’ll now have to change the two user codes on the sticker. Follow the steps below to change the default User Codes:

  • Enter the default Programming Code (6 digits) of your lock—you can find it on the white sticker. Then wait for the Schlage button to illuminate orange three times and the lock beep three times.
  • Press the Schlage button on the keypad. Next, press key 6 and wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, followed by three beeps.
  • Enter the default Programming Code again. This will remove the 2 User Codes from the lock. Next, you’ll need to add new codes to replace the deleted ones. Here’s how to add a new code:
  • Enter the default Programming and wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, followed by three beeps.
  • Press the Schlage button, then press 1. Next, wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, followed by three beeps.
  • Enter a new User Code (4 digits). Next, wait for the Schlage button to light orange three times, followed by three beeps.
  • Re-enter the new User Code to complete the process.

Now your new User Code has been successfully added. You can repeat the steps to add more codes (up to 19).

And that’s all you need to do to change the 4 digit code on your Schlage Lock if you don’t know the Programming Code.

Wrapping Up

If you’re looking to change the 4 digit code on your Schlage Lock without the Programming Code of the lock, you’ll need to perform a factory reset first.

Next, get the default Programming Code and use it to change the default codes on the lock. This post contains the step-by-step guide to help you complete this process, and it works for most Schlage Keypad Lock models, such as Schlage BE365, FE575, and FE595.