How Do I Change the Battery in My Simplisafe Keypad?

Are you experiencing issues with your Simplisafe keypad? It may be time to change the battery. Changing the battery in your Simplisafe keypad is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this article, we will guide you through the process of changing the battery in your Simplisafe keypad, including what kind of battery to use, how to reset your keypad, and how long batteries typically last. Keep reading to learn more.

What kind of battery does a Simplisafe keypad take?

Before you attempt to change the battery in your Simplisafe keypad, you need to know what kind of battery to use. The Simplisafe keypad uses four AA batteries. You can use either alkaline or lithium batteries. Lithium batteries tend to last longer than alkaline batteries, so they may be a better choice if you don’t want to change the batteries as often.

How do I change the battery in my Simplisafe keypad?

To change the battery in your Simplisafe keypad, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the keypad from the wall mount. You can do this by pressing the release button on the back of the keypad and pulling it away from the wall.
  2. Turn the keypad over and locate the battery compartment on the back of the keypad.
  3. Open the battery compartment by pressing the latch and lifting the cover.
  4. Remove the old batteries and dispose of them properly.
  5. Insert the new batteries into the battery compartment. Be sure to follow the correct polarity (+/-) when inserting the batteries.
  6. Close the battery compartment cover and press down until it snaps into place.
  7. Reattach the keypad to the wall mount by aligning the keypad with the mount and pressing it firmly into place.

How do I reset my Simplisafe keypad?

If your Simplisafe keypad is not functioning properly after changing the batteries, you may need to reset it. To reset your Simplisafe keypad, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the “Off” button on the keypad for 20 seconds.
  2. Release the button when you see the keypad’s lights flash.
  3. Wait a few seconds for the keypad to reset.
  4. Test the keypad to make sure it is functioning properly.

How do I reset my Simplisafe keypad?

The lifespan of your Simplisafe keypad batteries will depend on several factors, such as how often the keypad is used and whether you are using alkaline or lithium batteries. Typically, alkaline batteries will last for several months, while lithium batteries can last up to a year or more. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the battery level indicator on your keypad and replace the batteries as needed to ensure the keypad is always functioning properly.


Now that you know how to change the battery in your Simplisafe keypad, you can rest assured that your keypad will always be functioning properly. Remember to follow the correct steps when changing the battery, and always dispose of old batteries properly. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to Simplisafe customer support for assistance.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.