Customizing buttons in the Harmony app

The Harmony app allows you to customize device commands that appear on your mobile screen, each of these customizations are unique to your Activity.

For example, you may want to see the Eject and Subtitle commands on your screen when using your Watch TV Activity, while having your stereo system's sound modes appear when using a Listen to Music Activity.

There are several commands to choose from depending on the Activity and device(s) you wish to modify. Each mobile device on your Harmony account may be customized with a unique set of button assignments.

Adding mobile commands to your Activity


  1. From the Harmony app, start the Activity you'd like to customize (e.g., Watch TV).
  2. After your Activity starts, tap < to go back.
  3. Select MENU, followed by Edit/Reset, Edit Buttons and the + symbol.
Harmony App - Customize Screen
  1. Select MAP A COMMAND and select the device you'd like to add a command to (e.g., Samsung TV).
  2. Select the command you'd like to add (e.g., Aspect Ratio 16:9).
Harmony App - Customize Screen PG-2

Once complete, your new command will show on in the control section of the Harmony mobile app for your Activity.


Removing mobile commands from your Activity


  1. From the Harmony app, start the Activity you'd like to customize (e.g., Watch TV).
  2. After your Activity starts, tap < to go back.
  3. Select MENU, followed by Edit/Reset, Edit Buttons.
  4. Drag the command you wish to remove to the trash icon at the bottom of the screen.
Harmony App - Remove Command

Repositioning mobile Activity commands


  1. From the Harmony app, start the Activity you'd like to customize (e.g., Watch TV).
  2. After your Activity starts, tap < to go back.
  3. Select MENU, followed by Edit/Reset, Edit Buttons.
Harmony App - Remove Command
  1. Drag your command icon to another open + slot. Swiping left in most Activities will present a screen full of usable + slots.

Harmony App - Move Command



Restoring defaults

To restore your default screen layout, open the Harmony mobile app and select MENU, Edit/Reset then Reset Buttons. Activities with modified commands will appear in a list, tap RESET next to the Activity you'd like to reset to the default screen layout.

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