Change device_class of sensor via "Show as" in the UI/frontend

You can change the device_class of a binary sensor via “Show as” in the UI, but this functionality is not available for (non-binary) sensors. Please consider adding similar functionality for the sensor domain.

Example: I use the min/max/mean helper to create average temperature measurements from multiple temperature sensors. However, the min/max/mean sensor does not inherit a device_class or icon from the constituent sensors, and the only way to set the appropriate device_class is through YAML.

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I can’t even change the device class of cover in YAML :frowning:
Tried following this Change UI Controls for Curtains
but doesn’t work for me :frowning: