You can use the UI to change the
entity_id and friendly name of supported entities. To do this:
- Select the entity, either from the frontend or by clicking the info button next to the entity in the Developer Tools “States” tab.
- Click on the cog in the right corner of the entity’s dialog
- Enter the new name or the new entity ID (remember not to change the domain of the entity - the part before the
- Select Save
If your entity is not supported, or you cannot customize what you need via this method, please see below for more options:
By default, all of your devices will be visible and have a default icon determined by their domain. You can customize the look and feel of your front page by altering some of these parameters. This can be done by overriding attributes of specific entities.
Under the Configuration menu you’ll find the Customization menu. If this menu item is not visible, enable advanced mode on your profile page first. When you select an entity to customize, you’ll see all the existing attributes listed and you can customize those or select an additional supported attribute (see below). You may also need to add the following to your
configuration.yaml file, depending when you started using Home Assistant:
homeassistant: customize: !include customize.yaml
Name of the entity as displayed in the UI.
URL to use as picture for entity.
Any icon from MaterialDesignIcons.com (Cheatsheet). Prefix name with
mdi:home. Note: Newer icons may not yet be available in the current Home Assistant release. You can check when an icon was added to MaterialDesignIcons.com at MDI History.
For switches with an assumed state two buttons are shown (turn off, turn on) instead of a switch. By setting
falseyou will get the default switch icon.
Sets the class of the device, changing the device state and icon that is displayed on the UI (see below). It does not set the
Defines the units of measurement, if any. This will also influence the graphical presentation in the history visualisation as continuous value. Sensors with missing
unit_of_measurementare showing as discrete values.
Sets the initial state for automations,
Device class is currently supported by the following components:
If you implement
customize_glob you must make sure it is done inside of
homeassistant: or it will fail.
homeassistant: name: Home unit_system: metric # etc customize: # Add an entry for each entity that you want to overwrite. thermostat.family_room: entity_picture: https://example.com/images/nest.jpg friendly_name: Nest switch.wemo_switch_1: friendly_name: Toaster entity_picture: /local/toaster.jpg switch.wemo_switch_2: friendly_name: Kitchen kettle icon: mdi:kettle switch.rfxtrx_switch: assumed_state: false # Customize all entities in a domain customize_domain: light: icon: mdi:home automation: initial_state: 'on' # Customize entities matching a pattern customize_glob: "light.kitchen_*": icon: mdi:description "scene.month_*_colors": icon: mdi:other
Home Assistant offers a service to reload the core configuration while Home Assistant is running. This allows you to change your customize section and see your changes being applied without having to restart Home Assistant.
To reload customizations, navigate to Configuration > Server Controls and then press the “Reload Location & Customizations” button. If you don’t see this, enable Advanced Mode on your user profile page first.
Alternatively, you can reload via service call. Navigate to Developer Tools > Services tab, select
homeassistant.reload_core_config from the dropdown and press the “Call Service” button.