Reset Lovelace

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Hey, Everyone, in this quick tutorial, I’m going to show you how to reset Lovelace back to a default configuration with some simple screenshots. Then if you ever want to start again, it will take you 5 minutes, tops!

I’ve seen posts in the forum about deleting your /config/.storage/lovelace file & various other solutions. But what if you’re not a fan of going into the file system? If you would prefer to reset lovelace the recommended & safe way there is now a solution. With the release of 0.104 of Home Assistant, you can now follow a proper path of action.

Are you ready? OK, let’s go.

Get to your current config

Click on Configure UI

There is no “Reset Lovelace” option, so select “Raw config editor”

Backup, backup, backup!

Please don’t reset Lovelace without backing up your existing configuration. Copy the old Lovelace configuration, even if you think you don’t want it, you never know. There may just be something in there that you want to reference later on.

Paste the copied config into another file. Open up another editor or another file, and paste the selected config in there.

Save your old config – preferably in a place you won’t lose it, or forget where it is.

Clear your current config

Delete all of the text from your existing config.

Save the empty Lovelace config

The last thing we need to do to reset Lovelace is to confirm the previous step, just be sure it’s what you really want.

Reap the rewards

As you can see from my semi-extensive system, the newly reset Lovelace config may not be exactly as you like, but you can tinker with it in your own time.

This is how Lovelace would look if you installed Home Assistant with your current devices & entities.

I have shrunk mine down and blurred it a bit so that hopefully, no information can be gathered from it.

Well, that’s it, Folks. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and look into the “Off The Grid” series to see how it’s going.

If you’re interested in the CCTV Manufacturers segment, you may be interested in the Case Study I’ve just written up. This show how I’m going to mark up the CCTV Manufacturers that are left in the running.


I am a disabled veteran of 3 tours of Iraq and a tour of Afghanistan as part of the British Army. No longer able to work as I have to lay down on a sofa-bed in my living room 20-ish hours a day. I'm hoping to be able to make a living blogging about my Home Automation /Smart Home journey and maybe regain some dignity in life.

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