Tap to unlock Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys. (2022)

By emily.bailey

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Tap to unlock Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys. (1)

The new Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is compatible with Apple® home keys, giving you more ways to protect what matters most plus greater convenience through hands-free, remote technology.

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Thanks to the latest innovations in technology, a lock is more than just a lock, a phone is more than just a phone and a watch is more than just watch. The new Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is compatible with Apple® home keys, giving you more ways to protect what matters most plus greater convenience through hands-free, remote technology.

Tap to unlock Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys. (2)

Secure access with Schlage door locks + home keys

You’re standing at the door with your hands full and can’t reach your keys. Next thing you know, the bottom of the grocery bag is wet from a puddle, you’ve dropped the files you brought home from work and your kiddo is dancing from foot to foot because they need to get inside now.

Or maybe you’re standing in your entryway, running shoes on, Fido is leashed and the sun is shining just waiting for you to both get out and stretch your legs. But you don’t have pockets and even if you did, you don’t want keys or your phone weighing you down, tugging on your shorts the entire way.

Even if you haven’t found yourself in these exact positions, we’re willing to bet you can still relate. Instead of an armload of groceries, it’s the baby in a carrier and a diaper bag. Instead of running with the dog, it’s hitting the bike trail. Whatever the specifics of the situation, the solution is always the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt.

When you pair Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys, you don’t have to drop everything at the door or fuss with physical keys. Instead, use the digital key, stored in your Apple Wallet®, to lock and unlock your door with your Apple Watch® or iPhone®. Apple Watch Series 4 or later with watchOS or later or iPhone XS or later with iOS 15 and above is required.

Tap to unlock Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys. (3)

Choose Schlage, Apple or both – at the same time

With the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, you don’t have to choose between pairing your device with the Schlage® Home app or Apple HomeKit®. You can use both – at the same time. For those without an Apple home hub, there are still plenty of ways to control access to your home conveniently and securely.

  • With Apple Wallet, you can use home keys to lock and unlock your door, even without an Apple home hub. As long as you’re close enough to the door to tap to unlock, you can use your compatible Apple Watch or iPhone to enter. It’s the same as if you were paying for groceries with the Wallet app or showing your boarding pass at the airport. They’re all simple, convenient and secure.
  • Add and delete up to 100 unique access codes using the Schlage Home app on any smart phone or the Apple Home app on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Please note that if you choose to use your Apple device, you will need to be near the lock to activate a new code unless you’re synced with a compatible Apple home hub. More on remote access with Apple Home in a minute.
  • If you want to schedule codes – have them active on a recurring or temporary basis – you’ll want to use the Schlage Home app. This way, you can set the codes to be active only on Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. or on June 10-15, for example. Codes created via the Apple Home app will remain “always on,” activated all day, every day.
  • If you like using Alexa or Google Assistant at home, you can still do that, even if you’ve paired the Schlage Encode Plus lock with an Apple device, too. The deadbolt’s built-in WiFi means you can connect directly to those two voice assistants to check the status of the lock or to lock the door with a simple voice command. Want to use Siri® too – or instead? Keep reading.
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Do more together

If you like to go all in with your Apple device – you have the Apple Watch, HomeKit, an Apple TV, iPad and the list goes on – then you’ll love these extras when you pair your Schlage Encode Plus WiFi Deadbolt with a compatible Apple home hub and the Apple Home and Schlage Home apps. You’ll get all the functionality we’ve already mentioned, plus these.

Works with

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Tap to unlock Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys. (5)

Smart device
control

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iOS and Android smartphones

Manage and control from app screen


iPhone and Apple Watches

Manage and control from app screen or use home keys

Access
codes


100 codes

Always on | Reoccurring | Temporary


100 codes

Always on

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Voice
control

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Remote
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Remote access out of the box

when connected to your home WiFi network, no hub required

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Add a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad

as a home hub to make your lock part of automations or control it remotely with the Apple Home app

  • The smart home automation you have set up through Apple HomeKit can also include the Schlage Encode Plus lock. Maybe it’s a vacation mode or a Good Night scene that prompts the door to lock. It could be something unique to you and your lifestyle that adds the convenience and peace of mind you expect when you trust your home to Schlage in addition to the easy automation of Apple.
  • By pairing your devices to an Apple home hub, you gain remote access control of your lock using your Apple Home app. Without the hub, you can still lock and unlock the door at short range - of the lock. With the hub, though, you can lock/unlock the door, and create codes from anywhere. (Remote access with the Schlage Home app is still available without an additional hub.)
  • Share an access code with trusted family or friends remotely through the Schlage Home or Apple Home app. If creating and sharing through the Apple Home app, you’ll need to be connected to be near the lock or have it connected to an Apple home hub. Once they receive the code, your guests can use it at the lock’s touchscreen to come and go.
  • Ask Siri to check the status of your lock or to lock the door when the deadbolt is paired with the Apple home hub. You can also still use Alexa or Google Assistant at the same time with the Schlage Home app.
  • Enjoy seamless control of access to your home, even if you have a mixed-device household. Because there’s no need to choose between the Schlage mobile experience or Apple HomeKit, the iPhone afficionado in your family gets all their favorite functionality and Apple automations while the person who prefers Android can do the same.

You can’t really go wrong whether you rely on the Schlage Encode Plus lock’s built-in WiFi for connectivity or pair it with your favorite Apple technology. But when you opt for both simultaneously, you’ll see how you can do more with them together.

Which Apple devices are compatible with the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt?

To take advantage of capabilities such as remote access or home automation via HomeKit, you need to pair your Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt with a compatible Apple home hub such as an Apple TV®, iPad®, Apple HomePod® or Apple HomePod mini®. To control your HomeKit-enabled accessory, the latest version of iOS or iPadOS is recommended.

At the launch of the new Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, to use home keys, the following devices are required:

  • iPhone XS or later with iOS 15 or later, or
  • Apple Watch Series 4 or later with watchOS 8 or later

Visit support.apple.com for updated compatibility requirements.

What else can I do with home keys?

  • Wallet app: Store and access your home keys with peace of mind. Home keys live in your Apple Wallet app, along with your credit cards, car keys and other passes. We are committed to safeguarding your digital access through home keys with the same trusted protection of the personal and financial information you already store in Wallet.
  • Power Reserve: Worried about getting in if your phone battery dies? With Apple’s Power Reserve, even if the iPhone needs to be charged, you may still be able to tap to unlock for up to five hours after their iPhone battery runs out.
  • Multiple locks, one home key: If you have more than one Schlage Encode Plus lock on your home, or maybe one on your own home and another on your rental property, you can control them all with the same home key. That’s the ultimate convenience in the palm or your hand or back of your wrist.
  • Multiple home keys, one lock: You can have multiple home keys set up for same lock, perfect for letting everyone in the family come and go with ease and security.

To learn more about the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt and to join our mailing list for updates on product availability, visit schlage.com/encodeplus.

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FAQs

How do I use Apple Home key? ›

You add a home key to Apple Wallet with the Home app on your iPhone. When you have a home key on your iPhone or Apple Watch, place your device near the lock to unlock it. You can use the Home app to share access with other people.

Does Kwikset work with Apple HomeKit? ›

Kwikset Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock Electronic Deadbolt, Works with Apple HomeKit via Apple HomePod or Apple TV, in Satin Nickel.

Do Schlage locks work with Apple HomeKit? ›

Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Home automation abilities are available through Apple HomeKit when paired with a compatible smart home hub. Enjoy the full function of Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart locks by pairing with the Schlage Home app. Then link to the Apple Home app and pair with Apple HomeKit.

Can I unlock my front door with my phone? ›

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How do I add NFC key to iPhone? ›

If the icon is not visible on your screen and to add it as a shortcut: Open Settings Select Control Center Scroll and tap the green plus button on the left of NFC Tag Reader (iPhone Tricks, n.d.)

How does touch work on level lock? ›

Instead of a biometric fingerprint sensor, the Level Touch uses capacitive touch to allow you to lock or unlock a door by simply touching the lock's exterior, and uses geo-fencing to decide when that works... with mixed results.

How to Set up Home Key iOS 15? ›

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Does Yale support Apple Home key? ›

Upgrade your door with the Assure Lock SL, a touchscreen deadbolt for key-free entry. The lock is HomeKit-enabled so it allows you to lock or unlock and share access all from your Yale Secure app. Assure Lock also features optional Auto Relock so it will even lock itself once the door is closed.

How do I connect my Kwikset to Apple home? ›

Follow these instructions to create your first scene:
  1. Tap the Home tab or Rooms tab, then tap +.
  2. Tap Add Scene.
  3. You can use a suggested scene or create a custom one.
  4. Tap Add or Remove Accessories.
  5. Tap the accessories that you want to add, like Kwikset Premis, then tap Done.
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Which Kwikset works with HomeKit? ›

Kwikset 99190-004 Contemporary Premis Smart Lock Works with Apple HomeKit, Iron Black.

How do I connect my Kwikset to HomeKit? ›

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How do I set up Schlage lock with Apple Home? ›

Locate the HomeKit setup label on the inside of the interior portion of the lock or Quick Start Guide and scan the HomeKit QR code. Alternatively, you can manually enter the HomeKit setup code shown on the label. When prompted, select Add to Home.

How do you open Schlage lock on iPhone? ›

Apple's home keys feature lets you add a key card to the Wallet app, eliminating the need to use a physical key. Upon doing so, you can simply hold a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch near the Encode Plus to lock or unlock the door that it is installed on.

Can you unlock Schlage lock with Apple Watch? ›

The Schlage Home app for Apple Watch works with Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt. Encode smart lock owners can lock and unlock as well as check the status of their deadbolt from the Schlage Home app on their Apple Watch.

How do you unlock a smart lock door? ›

- Select the menu icon in the upper left corner. - The screen will show you the current status of the lock. - Select "Unlock" to unlock your smart lock. - The screen will flash until the current status of the lock is updated.

How do you unlock a door without a key in 5 seconds? ›

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How do I unlock my front door? ›

There is an easier way to get back inside and here's a list of some easy ways that can help you to unlock your door without a key:
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  2. Use a screwdriver. ...
  3. Use a knife. ...
  4. Lock picking. ...
  5. Use a credit card. ...
  6. Use a Bump key. ...
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Which cars are compatible with Apple Carkey? ›

The majority are made by BMW, having added this feature in 2021, while Hyundai's Genesis and close partner Kia only support digital keys for select 2022 models. The new 2022 Genesis GV60 and G90 sedans work with Apple's Car Key and the 2022 Kia Niro is the first low-cost vehicle with this feature.

Is iPhone NFC-enabled? ›

All the iPhones released in recent years have NFC. In fact, every iPhone since iPhone 6, which came out in 2014, has a built-in NFC chip. If you need details just to be sure, here's the whole list of iPhones that are NFC-enabled: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Does Apple have NFC? ›

While most flagship Android devices have had full NFC support since 2012, Apple decided to be more conservative implementing the technology, waiting to introduce NFC until it found a solid consumer use-case.
...
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iPhone X, 8, 8+, 7, 7+
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Does level lock automatically unlock? ›

You can set Level locks to unlock automatically as you approach your door. This is the Auto-Unlock feature. Before you set up Auto-Unlock in the Level Home app, you'll need to verify a few settings on your mobile device. For iOS 14, the toggle for Precise Location also needs to be enabled.

Does level lock support NFC? ›

Equipped with an NFC radio, the new Level Lock Plus with Apple Home Key support can unlock when your iPhone or Apple Watch is near.

Does Level lock Support Home key? ›

Overview. Level Lock+ from Level Home is the smallest, most capable smart lock ever. In the footprint of a traditional lock, you can get all-new ways for everyone to access your home. With home keys, simply tap to unlock Level Lock+ using your iPhone or Apple Watch for easy and secure access to your home.

Can I unlock my car with my iPhone? ›

You can add your car key to the Wallet app, and use your iPhone or Apple Watch to lock, unlock, and start your car. To add and use a car key on your iPhone or Apple Watch, you need: A compatible car. To find out if your car is compatible, contact the manufacturer or your dealership.

Can I use my iPhone as a RFID card? ›

Can my phone be used as RFID tag? Yes, you can use your phone as RFID tag. For Android or Windows phones you enable NFC. In case of an Apple you need to enable Bluetooth.

What is Home key lock? ›

For those unfamiliar, Apple Home Key is a feature introduced with iOS 15 that lets smart lock manufacturers integrate these products into the Wallet app so users can open doors just by tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch against the lock. With Home Key, people can also easily share their keys with other iPhone users.

Can Siri unlock my Yale lock? ›

Control your lock with your voice using Siri

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Install the lock on your door. Install the Yale Access Module in the lock. Configure the integration between HomeKit and the Yale Access App using the QR code located on the Terms and Conditions pamphlet included with your Yale Access Module. Set up the lock in the Home app to complete the integration.

Do all Yale locks work with HomeKit? ›

Nest x Yale lock works with Apple HomeKit using a Homebridge hub or device. However, Nest x Yale lock does not directly or natively integrate with HomeKit. If you wish to, you can purchase the Nest x Yale Lock (on Amazon).

Does Kwikset work with Apple Watch? ›

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How do I add a home button to Apple wallet? ›

To set up a home key, follow these steps:
  1. Add the lock to the Home app on your iPhone.
  2. Choose an unlocking option. Express Mode: Unlock the door just by holding your iPhone or Apple Watch near the lock. ...
  3. Choose automations such as Lock After Door Closes and Lock When Leaving Home.

Does Kwikset have an app? ›

With the Kwikset app, control your Kwikset Halo and Aura smart locks directly from your iPhone. Lock and unlock your door; manage and schedule user access; view lock activity history to see who came and went; and get the latest software versions to keep your lock up-to-date with the latest features.

Does Kwikset work with Siri? ›

The lock can be locked or unlocked remotely using the Premis app or Siri, if the lock is connected to an Apple TV (4th generation or newer), HomePod, and Apple iPads (with iOS 10.3 or newer).

Does Kwikset Halo touch work with HomeKit? ›

Kwikset Halo Touch doesn't work with HomeKit, but you can control the lock with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, once you've linked your Kwikset app login to your smart home assistant's app.

What app works with Kwikset Smartcode 916? ›

Manage user codes, track lock status, receive lock notifications and more through the Kwikset Premis app.

Does Kwikset 913 have an app? ›

The Kwikset App is available for free download from Google Play or App Store by searching for "Kwikset" and installing the "Kwikset Smart Lock App".

How long do the batteries last in a Kwikset lock? ›

Replace batteries with new ones to ensure that lock is properly powered. Typical battery life based on 10 entries per day is 10-12 months if the door is properly aligned and the lock does not encounter interference in lock/unlocking the door.

Is Kwikset Kevo HomeKit compatible? ›

Kevo is not currently Apple HomeKit-compatible. Kevo requires a longer development process to become compatible with HomeKit due to the custom nature of the Kevo platform.

Does Yale support Apple Home key? ›

Upgrade your door with the Assure Lock SL, a touchscreen deadbolt for key-free entry. The lock is HomeKit-enabled so it allows you to lock or unlock and share access all from your Yale Secure app. Assure Lock also features optional Auto Relock so it will even lock itself once the door is closed.

Will Level lock support home keys? ›

Level Lock+ is an Apple exclusive product, as it is designed to work with the Home Keys feature from Apple. With Home Keys, users can tap an iPhone or Apple Watch on the lock to unlock their homes, with the device serving as an alternative to a key.

Is Ring compatible with HomeKit? ›

Ring devices can be integrated into HomeKit using a Homebridge Hub. All it takes is installing a Ring plugin for Homebridge that integrates all Ring products with HomeKit in a matter of minutes. Once set up, you can control all Ring products directly from HomeKit on any Apple device.

Is Kevo compatible with Apple home? ›

Kevo is now available on iOS and select Android 6.0 and higher devices! Blackberry and Windows platforms are not supported at this time.

Can Siri unlock my Yale lock? ›

Control your lock with your voice using Siri

Linus® Smart Lock is Apple HomeKit enabled, allowing you to ask Siri to lock and unlock your door using your voice via your iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Apple HomePod or any Apple device.

How do I connect my Yale lock to my Apple home? ›

Install the lock on your door. Install the Yale Access Module in the lock. Configure the integration between HomeKit and the Yale Access App using the QR code located on the Terms and Conditions pamphlet included with your Yale Access Module. Set up the lock in the Home app to complete the integration.

Do all Yale locks work with HomeKit? ›

Nest x Yale lock works with Apple HomeKit using a Homebridge hub or device. However, Nest x Yale lock does not directly or natively integrate with HomeKit. If you wish to, you can purchase the Nest x Yale Lock (on Amazon).

How does level lock connect to HomeKit? ›

To connect your lock to HomeKit using the Level Home app v 1.21 or later:
  1. Keep your mobile device within Bluetooth range of your lock.
  2. When you see Works with, tap Apple HomeKit.
  3. Tap Continue.
  4. Tap a HomeKit location (if you have more than one).
  5. Follow the prompts to enter or scan the HomeKit setup code (QR code).

What is Apple Home Key? ›

For those unfamiliar, Apple Home Key is a feature introduced with iOS 15 that lets smart lock manufacturers integrate these products into the Wallet app so users can open doors just by tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch against the lock. With Home Key, people can also easily share their keys with other iPhone users.

Can I unlock level lock from anywhere? ›

Home Automations

Read Create scenes and automations with the Home app, and Add a HomeKit accessory to the Home app. Note: Once you've enabled HomeKit for your Level device, you can lock and unlock your devices using the Level Home app from anywhere.

What devices are HomeKit compatible? ›

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Is Hoobs better than Homebridge? ›

HOOBS actually stands for Homebridge out of the box. It's a more user-friendly option for users that prefer a turnkey solution to a smart home bridge. Users can use plugins available for HOOBS and can install, update, or remove plugins from their library.

Is latch compatible with HomeKit? ›

Just don't forget the number. But, and this is the coolest of all, because the Latch C is HomeKit-enabled, as you amble out of the elevator to your front door, you rest your thumb on your iPhone's Touch ID sensor, and say 'Hey, Siri, unlock the front door'.

Does Kwikset work with Apple Watch? ›

Keyless Entry Convenience with Premis

With an Apple TV® (3rd generation or later) homeowners can remotely lock, unlock and check the status of Premis using Siri on their iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or Apple Watch® in addition to a Kwikset iOS app.

Does Kevo connect to WIFI? ›

With remote access enabled, you can control your Kevo Smart Lock from anywhere your iOS or Android device has an Internet connection. This includes other Wi-Fi networks or your mobile connection.

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