With the arrival of Home Assistant 0.118, it's no surprise that many are eager to explore the new Grid and Logbook cards. However, before you throw yourself into the latest version, there's a crucial step to take in order to maintain a smooth and enjoyable experience: updating HACS (Home Assistant Community Store) to version 1.6.2.
The importance of HACS update
Overlooking the HACS update could lead you down a rabbit hole of missing custom cards and a Home Assistant menu devoid of HACS itself. That's certainly not the kind of adventure you'd want to embark on with Home Assistant 0.118. If you've already updated to Home Assistant 0.118 without updating HACS first, fear not! There's an easy fix to bring everything back to normality.
You need to upgrade HACS to 1.6.2+, before upgrading to Home Assistant 0.118.0 https://t.co/8Yjd1Hk152— HACS (@HACSIntegration) November 18, 2020
Mupdating HACS (Home Assistant Community Store)
Surprisingly, the process of manually updating HACS isn't as explicitly documented as one might expect. But fear not, for there is a simple way to update it without losing any of your precious settings. Following the installation guide is all it takes. As a precaution, I stopped my Home Assistant container before proceeding. Although it's unclear if this is necessary, it's better to be safe than sorry, especially since you'll need to restart Home Assistant anyway.
Here's a step-by-step guide to manually update HACS:
- Download the latest release from GitHub.
- Unzip the folder and copy its contents.
- Head into your Home Assistant configuration folder and navigate to
- In that folder, locate another folder named
- Delete the contents of the
hacsfolder and paste the files you copied earlier.
- Start the Home Assistant container.
Voilà! HACS should reappear in your Home Assistant menu, ready to help you make the most of Home Assistant 0.118.