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How to Reset ZKTECO Admin | The Easiest way

How to Reset ZKTECO Biometric Fingerprint Admin Password 

 The Easiest way


Some of my clients had complained that the the person they had assigned as the Admin for their Fingerprint Attendance or Access Control System is no more working for them and had left their organization. They cannot maintain the device without the Admin fingerprint or Admin Password and seem lost in the sea. Most companies use ZKTECO Attendance and Access Control Devices and to RESET these devices varies for each models. ZKTeco is one of the most renowned and popular brand for the production of Biometric Access and Attendance control devices. So I have listed three ways to retrieve, reset without any loss of data on ZKTeco Biometric Devices.

ZKTeco fingerprint password reset



There are at least 3 ways to Reset the Admin Passwords on ZKTECO Fingerprint Biometric Devices.

1. Resetting the Fingerprint Device Password using the Tamper Switch Method.
2. Resetting the Fingerprint Device Password using the Software.
3. Resetting the Fingerprint Device Password using the Time Based Method.

1. How to Reset Admin on ZKTECO Biometric Devices - Tamper Switch Method

In some cases you might not be able to connect to the software due to several reasons like; if the device is in a place where there is no PC or a Laptop, If the IP range of the device is unknown or the device is protected by a COMM. Key. In these circumstances the viable solution is to use Tamper Switch Method to remove or unlock the device. This method works only for ZKTECO Access Control Devices which have the Tamper Switch. This method is tested  on ZKTECO F18, ZKTECO F22, ZKTECO F28, ZKTECO F8, ZKTECO F7, ZKTECO F7 Plus, ZKTECO SF-200, ZKTECO F21, ZKTECO F19 Etc.

Follow these step by step guide to unlock the ZKTECO Fingerprint Access Control Device using the Tamper Switch Method.

1. Power Off the Device
2. Power On the Device while Pressing the Tamper Switch

Zkteco f18 admin reset tamper switch


3. Release the Tamper Switch once the Device Completely boots up and main screen appears.
4. Once you are in the Main Screen wait between 30-40 Seconds and press the Menu button.
5. Now you will be able to enter to the Menu and you will be able to remove the Admin Password or Admin Privileges.

Note: 
If the time passes more than 40 seconds after booting, you will not be able to log into Menu.

You can view the Video Guide on How to Unlock the ZKTECO Fingerprint Devices with Tamper Switch Here;  https://www.shaktech.info/2021/05/zkteco-f18-fingerprint-password-reset.html

2. How to Reset Admin on ZKTECO Biometric Devices - Using the Software

You can remove the Admin Password from ZKTeco Biometric Attendance and Access Control Devices using ZKTime 5.0 Attendance Management Software 

Follow these step by step guide to unlock the ZKTECO Fingerprint Access Control Device using the ZKTime 5.0 Attendance Management Software.

1. Connect the Device to the PC or Laptop through Network Cable.

3. Go to Device>Add New Device>Add the IP>ok
4. Select the Added Device and Click Connect
5. Make Sure the device status is connected.


6. Once connected Go to  Device Management>AC Manage>Advance Function>Clear Admin>OK

This will clear the Admin Password ONLY. 

Warning
If you click INITIALIZE, the whole data from the device will be cleared.


3. How to Reset Admin on ZKTECO Biometric Devices - Using the Time Based Method.


In some models you can use the TIME BASED RESET method to Reset the Admin Password for ZKTECO Fingerprint Device.

Follow these step by step guide to unlock the ZKTECO Fingerprint Access Control Device using the Time Based Method to Enter the Menu and Clear Admin.

1. Once you are in the Main Screen, Check the Time on the Screen.
2. Take a Calculator and deduct the time by "9999"
    i.e. If the time on the screen is 13:50
    then 9999-1350=8649
    Multiply the answer by same
    then 8649 X 8649 = 74805201
    The super password is 74805201
3. Now on the fingerprint device Press Menu
4. Enter "8888"
5. Press OK
6. Enter the Super Password and click ok.
7. Now you will be able to Enter the Menu and Clear the Admin Password 

In this instruction video we will show you how to reset Admin Password or Privileges in ZKTECO Biometric Fingerprint Devices. We will use the time based method here and you don't need worry about connecting to the software or searching for the IP.

This works on ZKTECO iFace 303, ZKTECO iFace 302, ZKTECO TX628 Etc.



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16 Comments

  1. Hola, tengo problemas para desbloquear ZKteco modelo MB160.

    El algoritmo mediante el usuario 8888 no funciona. Sabes cómo desbloquear estos equipos?

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  2. Thank you very much, that helped me a lot

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  3. Replies
    1. tengo un reloj ZK MB 20 no poseo ni admin, ni la ip
      como desbloquearlo

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    2. mail me the details. shakeeb.shuaib@gmail.com

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  4. I Wanna Reset admin Password in our ZKTECO, I've tried Time based reset method, but i can't. please help me.

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  5. Hello.. We have kzteco mb560-vl model but we can`t reset it. we try it so many times... Can you help us how to fix it?

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