How to reset a Kwikset lock

A Kwikset lock code is an access code that can be used with certain models of door and window locks made by the company Kwikset. It is often used in combination with a physical key, providing added security, as it prevents anyone from being able to simply copy the key and gain access to the space.

Resetting your Kwikset smart lock can have a number of benefits such as regaining control of the lock if it has been compromised or if the lock is not responding normally.

How to reset a Kwikset lock code

To reset a Kwikset lock code-

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Ensure that the door is both open and unlocked

  2. Remove the interior cover.

  3. Take out the battery pack.

  4. Press and hold the program button.

  5. Replace the battery pack while holding down the button.

    Hold for 30 seconds, then release.

  6. Press the program button once more.

    This will confirm and complete the factory reset process Kwikset smart locks display at least four different indicators of successful reset.

This code can be changed at any time should the need arise – something especially important when renting out a property or leaving users who no longer have authorized access.

Kwikset lock FAQ

How do I rekey a Kwikset lock?

To rekey your Kwikset lock, you will need to have the current key that operates the lock and a rekeying kit specific to Kwikset locks. The process involves removing the lock cylinder, inserting the new key, and adjusting the pins to match the new key.

How do I change the batteries in my Kwikset smart lock?

To change the batteries in your smart lock, you will need to locate the battery compartment on the back or underside of the lock. Once you have found it, you can remove the old batteries and replace them with new ones.

Can I add additional users to my Kwikset smart lock?

Yes, most Kwikset smart locks allow you to add additional users using a smartphone app or web portal. Each user will be able to create their own unique code or use a smart key.

How can I reset the code on my Kwikset lock?

To reset the code on your lock, you will need to locate the programming button on the lock. Press and release the button, then enter the current code, followed by the new code you wish to set. Repeat the new code to confirm.

What is Kwikset’s BumpGuard technology?

Kwikset’s BumpGuard technology is a patented design feature that helps prevent lock picking and bumping. The technology uses a unique pin design that makes it difficult for lockpicks and bump keys to operate the lock.

How to reset a Kwikset lock code