How to Open Portable Safe – Step by Step Guide

You have just purchased a portable safe. You are so excited because you can finally store your prized possessions in one safe, but now you’re having trouble opening it!

If you have ever been in this situation, this article is for you. I’ll give you step-by-step directions on what to do in order to open your portable safe. I will also let you know things that could go wrong and how to fix them.

Hopefully, the instructions in this article will help you open your safe without having to take it to the locksmith or call a professional.

Step by Step

A portable safe is a small portable storage device that is used to store valuable items. It has many benefits over other security devices, such as the fact that it can be used in many different situations.

While there are many types of safes available on the market, most portable safes work in a similar way. This article will show you how to open a portable safe.

Step 1: Find the Release Buttons on the Front of Your Safe

The release buttons are located on the front of your safe, either directly above or below your keyhole. Most safes have two buttons; one on each side of the keyhole.

These buttons are used to open and close your safe’s locking mechanism when you want to access its contents or lock them away again after use

Step 2: Press Both Release Buttons at Once

Once you have located your safe, you will need to open it. Safe manufacturers have come up with all sorts of ways to make this process easier, but in the end, it is still a combination lock and requires some kind of code to open.

The most common method is to press both buttons on the front of the safe at once.

Each side has a button that you must press at the same time. If you press them one at a time, nothing will happen. You must press both at once for this step.

After pressing both buttons, you will hear a click and then see that one of the numbers has moved from 0 to 1 or vice versa. This means that there is now an incorrect number in place (in this case 0).

Step 3: Press Both Release Buttons Again

After pressing both buttons again, there will be another click and one of the numbers will move from 1 back down to 0 or vice versa again, indicating that there is now an incorrect number in place (in this case 1).

Step 4: Remove Your Key from Your Keyhole and Turn It 90 Degrees Counterclockwise (CCW)

Now that you have the correct key, remove it from the keyhole and turn it 90 degrees counterclockwise (CCW).

This will open the safe. If you do not turn it in this direction, the lock will not disengage, and you will have to start over again.

Step 5: Open Your Safe

If your safe has a handle on top, then pull down on the handle until it unlocks. If not, then grab the sides of your safe and pull them apart until they unlock.

Once you’ve opened your safe successfully without harming yourself or breaking anything inside, take all of your belongings out of it and put them in a safe place where no one else can see them or touch them without your permission.

Other Methods

If you have misplaced your combination, the first thing that you should do is try to remember what it was. If you can remember part of it, then it will make it easier for you to get back into your safe.

If not, then there are several other methods that can be used in order to open your safe.

These include:

  • Using a Drill: You can drill through the lock in order to gain access to your safe. This may require some skill though, as drilling into the wrong place could cause damage and ruin the locking mechanism on your portable safe. This method is also considered as a “destructive entry” which means that if anyone else attempts this method, they might end up damaging their own property too!
  • Using Lock Picks: If someone has tried using lock picks on their own locks before, then they may have some good skills with them already and be able to use them in order to open up the lock on their portable safe and gain access again!

Unlock your Portable Safe Today!

A portable safe is one of the best value-for-money products used for house, business, and personal use. It offers much better protection than a regular box or rack, as well as being much more discrete.

A safe is one of the most convenient ways to protect your valuables from burglary, fire, or if you simply misplace them regularly.

With a safe, you can keep all your important items inside it and they will be locked deep into the unit where they are protected from damage.


Hi, my name is Robert Blair. I’m the chief editor of Best Safes Ever. Again I'm a home and gun safe expert in New Jersey. I worked under champion safecracker Jeff Sitar for many years and learned practically a lot about safes and how to crack them. I am still examining and researching daily different kinds of safes to help our clients as a physical security specialist.