Change icon in entity card configuration


Please excuse the newbie question.

I have been trying to change the icon within an ‘Entity configuration card’ but do not seem to be able to find a way to do so.

What I would like to do is change the icon from ‘transmission power export’ to ‘transmission power import’ based on wheter I am importing or exporting energy.

Having looked online all the search results point to ‘custom buttons’ but this card is an entity not a button.

Am I trying to do something that is not possible, or a I going about it the wrong way?

If changing the icon is possible, if someone could point me in the right direction it would be apreciated.


screenshot showing the icon I would like to change is attached.

Go into the entity settings and change it there

If I understand the OP right, it’s a dynamic icon change that’s required, according to the state of the entity.

One option is to create a template entity, based on your actual entity, and use a template to determine the icon. Here’s an example, that might give you an idea of how to do that. It goes in the configuration.yaml.

  - platform: template
        friendly_name: Bin Location
        value_template: "{% if is_state('input_boolean.binout', 'on') %}Out{% else %}Not Out{% endif %}"
        icon_template: "{% if is_state('input_boolean.binout', 'on') %}mdi:thumb-up-outline{% else %}mdi:thumb-down-outline{% endif %}"

value_template sets the state and can just be set equal to the state of the original sensor, then a bit of logic in the icon_template to set the icon.

Template - Home Assistant (

Another option is to use a custom plugin like:
GitHub - iantrich/config-template-card: :memo: Templatable Lovelace Configurations

To add template capability to the icon option in the entity card.

Hi @eggman,

Thanks for the reply, sorry I haven’t replied to you earlier, I thought that I had set up notificiations on posts but obviously not. So it was only when I was looking for something else that I noticied yor reply.

This is exactly what I was looking for, a dynamic change of icon. I have managed it with a normal ‘card’ but shall now go back and look at the ‘entity card’ of my original post.

Once again thanks for the reply.