This article will outline the steps you can follow for upgrading from your current version of BlueStacks to the latest BlueStacks 4.
BlueStacks 4 lets you experience new capabilities, improvement in performance, robustness, stability, and ease of use. It offers new keyboard control capabilities, a new simplified UI with a clutter-free look.
BlueStacks versions affected
All versions of BlueStacks.
All users of BlueStacks.
Check the current version of BlueStacks installed on your PC. Refer to this URL for details.
1) If version of Bluestacks installed on your PC is "126.96.36.1995" and above.
You can directly upgrade by double-clicking on BlueStacks 4 installer, downloaded from our website www.bluestacks.com.
All your apps, in-app progress, in-app purchases will remain intact after a successful upgrade. However, any custom keyboard controls will not be saved. BlueStacks 4 comes with the best keyboard controls for all top apps and it also provides a tool to create/edit your own keyboard controls.
Check this help article to find more on the latest keyboard controls viewer and editor.
2) If version of Bluestacks installed on your PC is less than "188.8.131.525" but greater than or equal to "184.108.40.2065".
You cannot directly upgrade by double-clicking on BlueStacks 4 installer. However, this can be done by installing an intermediate BlueStacks version.
First, you will have to upgrade to BlueStacks version 220.127.116.115 by downloading and double-clicking the installer from this URL. Once this upgrade is successful, follow the steps as described in Point 1 of this article.
3) If version of Bluestacks installed on your PC is less than "18.104.22.1685".
Upgrade to BlueStacks 4 is not supported in this case. However, if you still wish to use BlueStacks 4, you will have to uninstall the current version of BlueStacks and do a fresh install of BlueStacks 4 by downloading it from our website www.bluestacks.com.
We genuinely appreciate your choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support at bluestacks dot com. Thank you very much.
Last updated on 12th September 2018.