Change Presence Sensor State description

Is it possible to change the state description. Instead of Present and Not Present, I’d like Home and Away.

I can’t seem to find anything on the forum.


Hi @Stephane, present and not present is the state of the Presence sensor, and cannot be changed in the display of the presence tile. However, you can create a String variable, and update this variable’s value based on the presence sensor’s status in Rule Engine, and add this variable as a Variable Tile in the dashboard. (See below for example.)


And you may want to set this variable tile’s security option to “View Only”, so it won’t do anything when tapped.

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Thanks @James, I’ll give that a go.