Just like the regular DualSense, the new DualSense Edge controller can be updated to a new firmware when it is connected to your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition console. A new software version of the gamepad may fix glitches, improve performance and/or add new features.
To see how you can download and install the update, you can follow the steps laid out in this tutorial at Seeking Tech.
1. For the first step, you need to connect the DualSense Edge to your PS5 console via a USB cable.
Sony recommends that you use the braided USB cable that comes included with the carrying case of the premium controller.
With that said, the USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable that you got with your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition should work as well.
You should also be able to use third-party cables although some may not work when it comes to updating the gamepad.
2. Connect the USB Type-C end of the cable to the top of the DualSense controller and then the USB Type-A end of the same cable to any of the available USB ports of your PS5.
3. Turn on your PlayStation 5 if you haven’t done so already.
4. When there is a new update for the DualSense Edge available, you will most likely get a notification that appear on the top right corner of the screen right after you download and install the latest firmware for your PlayStation 5.
In order to manually update your PlayStation 5, you need to head over to the Settings menu on your console. From the initial page of Settings, you then need to select System > System Software > System Software Update and Settings > Update System Software > Update Using Internet.
5. Once your system has been updated, you may see a notification pop up on the upper right corner that notifies that a new update is available for the DualSense Edge. If you press the PS button while the notification is on screen, then you should be taken to the update page immediately.
6. If you don’t see the message, or did not press the PS button on time, then you can still get to the update page by first opening the Settings menu of your PS5. From there, you need to select Accessories > DualSense Edge Wireless Controller > DualSense Edge Wireless Controller Device Software.
7. During the update process, don’t disconnect the USB cable connecting the gamepad to your console.
You should be able to unplug the cable once the download and installation has been completed.