You can use the UI to change the entity ID and friendly name of supported entities. To do this:
- Select the entityAn entity represents a sensor, actor, or function in Home Assistant. Entities are used to monitor physical properties or to control other entities. An entity is usually part of a device or a service.
[Learn more], either from the frontend or by selecting the info button next to the entity in the Developer Tools “States” tab.
- Select the cog icon 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 Update
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.
Any icon from Material Design Icons. Prefix name with
mdi:home. Note: Newer icons may not yet be available in the current Home Assistant release.
For switches with an assumed state two buttons are shown (turn off, turn on) instead of a switch. By setting
false you 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 visualization as continuous value. Sensors with missing
unit_of_measurement are showing as discrete values.
Device class is currently supported by the following platforms:
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 media_player.my_media_player: source_list: - Channel/input from my available sources # 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 Developer Tools > YAML and then press the “Reload Location & Customizations” button. If you don’t see this, enable Advanced Mode on your user profile page first.
You can also use the Quick bar, and choose “Reload Location & Customizations”.
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.