Sony’s new PS5 beta update also fixes one of its silliest flaws

The primary main system update for Sony’s PlayStation 5 is arriving in beta form today, lastly letting you increase the console’s 667GB of usable storage by adding your own PCIe Gen 4 SSD in addition to testing new UI choices and increasing 3D Audio assist. However the full changelog also features a few options that Sony didn’t spotlight to press — together with a option to simply update your DualSense controller when you press the mistaken button!

You see, the PS5 currently has a very silly flaw: the one time you’ll be able to update your controller is whenever you boot the console. And when you say no or unintentionally press the O button as a substitute of X, you’ll be able to’t set off that update till 24 hours have handed (otherwise you tweak your PS5’s inner clock to cheat it).

However in Beta 2.0, there’s now a devoted menu for that underneath Settings > Equipment > Controllers known as Wi-fi Controller System Software program. Please forgive my grainy picture.

You’ll nonetheless see controller update prompts whenever you launch the console, too — and hitting the circle button will nonetheless immediately dismiss them.

The beta also makes one of our different UI frustrations barely higher: the ability to easily turn off the console. It’s nonetheless a thriller why Sony switched away from letting you long-press the PS button to requiring further faucets, however not less than now you’ll be able to change what number of faucets it takes. Urgent the hamburger / begin button within the PS5’s fast actions menu now helps you to drag any of them (together with the PS5’s digital energy button) to a unique place in that menu.

Individually, do you know the PS5 helps you to arrange all types of parental controls in your child on what they’ll play, watch, and do, and it helps you to remotely approve their requests over the online? I didn’t understand that, and the beta update now helps you to see and reply to these asks by means of the most recent model of the cell PlayStation App, not simply through e mail.

Frankly, it nonetheless wants work: it’s a convoluted course of that kicks you out to an internet browser for setup, requires your child to be signed right into a PlayStation Community account (not only a native profile), has you arrange all types of limits, and kicks you out to an internet browser once more (requiring you to log in) whenever you wish to approve a request. And when you let your child play a specific recreation, they get to maintain taking part in till you take away it from the whitelist.

What I need is an easy wealthy cellphone notification that successfully lets me faucet “sure, you’ll be able to play this for half-hour” or “not proper now, child” and be carried out with it straight away. Maybe there’s time earlier than the two.0 software program goes gold? Or maybe in a future update.

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