Changing when a device powers on or off

By default, Harmony will turn off any devices that are not being used as part of the current Activity. However, Harmony gives you the flexibility to change how it powers on and off your devices.

Change a device’s power settings: Using the Harmony mobile app Using the MyHarmony desktop software


Using the power settings allows you to decided how your devices behave, these settings can be adjusted using the MyHarmony desktop software, or for hub‑based remotes, the Harmony mobile app.


Using the Harmony mobile app

Please be aware

In order to use the Harmony mobile app, you'll need to use a Harmony hub‑based product. If you're not using a Harmony hub‑based product, please follow the desktop instructions to change your device's power settings.

  1. Tap MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > DEVICES.
Harmony app select devices
  1. Select the device you'd like to modify, followed by POWER SETTINGS and set your power preference.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to continue configuring your device.
Harmony App - when device power on or off

Using the desktop software

  1. Sign into the MyHarmony desktop software and select your remote from the Remote Gallery.
  2. Select the Devices tab, along with the device you'd like to modify the power settings for.
  3. Select Change Device Settings, followed by Power Settings, then Next.
MyHarmony - power settings
  1. Follow the prompts to finish configuring your device's power settings.
  2. Remember to sync your remote whenever making changes.
MyHarmony - power settings
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