Labels


Labels in Home Assistant allow grouping elements irrespective of their physical location or type. Labels can be assigned to areas, devices, entities, automations, scenes, scripts, and helpers. Labels can be used in automations and scripts as a target for actions and services. Labels can also be used to filter data. For example, you can filter the list of devices to show only devices with the label heavy energy usage or turn these devices off when there is not a lot of solar energy available.

Creating a label

Follow these steps to create a new label from the Labels view.

  1. Go to Settings > Areas, labels & zones and on top, select the Labels tab.

  2. Select the Create label button.

  3. In the dialog, enter the label details:

    • Give the label a Name (required).
    • Add an icon (We use Material icons).
    • Add a Color.

    Create label dialog

  4. Select Create.

    Result: A new label is created.

Applying labels

Follow these steps to apply a label

  1. To apply a label to an area:

  2. To apply a label to a device, entity, or helper:

    • Go to Settings > Devices & Services and open the respective tab.
    • Select the Multiselect icon button.
    • From the list, select all the items to which you want to apply a label.
    • In the top right corner, select Add label. Then, select the labels from the list.

    Apply label

  3. To apply a label to an automation, scene, or script:

    • Go to Settings > Automations & Scenes and open the respective tab.
    • Select the Multiselect icon button.
    • From the list, select all the items to which you want to apply a label.
    • In the top right corner, select the three dots menu, then select Add label. Then, select the labels from the list.

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