To introduce users to the all-new multi-instance manager and get them acquainted to initiate and manage multi-instances on BlueStacks 4.
BlueStacks 4 now lets you create multiple instances more efficiently so that you can play multiple apps/games simultaneously on your PC or play multiple instances of the same game using the same or different accounts in each instance. The layout in which instances are displayed, the interval in which they are to be launched and all that makes your experience with instances smoother can now be controlled easily.
Users who wish to get acquainted with the new features available on BlueStacks.
BlueStacks versions affected
All versions of BlueStacks above 188.8.131.529
All Geo's where this feature is available
The new version of BlueStacks provides you with the new improved multi-instance manager which lets you create, arrange and manage instances with ease. On successful installation of BlueStacks, the instance manager desktop shortcut gets created automatically.
You may use multi-instance manager by launching it from the shortcut to create and manage instances without even launching BlueStacks.
a) Options and settings available in the new multi-instance manager
The all-new multi-instance manager UI provides you with an option to create arrange and manage multiple instances with ease.
All available options are explained below in detail.
1) The Batch option available on the bottom of multi-instance manager UI lets you create, close, launch and remove instances in batch.
2) The Arrange option available on multi-instance manager lets you arrange the instances in Grid or Diagonal layout depending upon your preferred setting in instance manager
3) The Settings option on multi-instance manager lets you adjust FPS and audio settings. It also provides you an option to arrange the instances in Grid and Diagonal layout. You can also edit the number of Instances to be shown per row.
The Batch operations default settings for Start interval and Batch create instances is 2 and 3 respectively however you may edit them.
- Start interval seconds refers to the gap of seconds in which instances will be launched.
- Batch create instances refer to the number of instances you wish to create per batch.
More settings and search option.
When an instance is created successfully you may see three icons of settings, delete and create shortcut adjacent to it as shown in the image below.
The multi-instance manager also lets you search for a specific instance by using the search window.
- Settings for individual instances can also be managed from multi-instance manager
- The Delete option lets you delete that particular Instance. Refer to the image below.
- You may use the create shortcut option to create a desktop shortcut for that particular instance so that you may launch it directly. Refer to the image below.
The instances running in Grid and Diagonal layout are shown below.
- Instances running in Diagonal layout.
- Instances running in the Grid layout.
b) How to create instances on BlueStacks?
You may create instances either from multi-instance manager Icon created on the desktop or from Instance manager located in Dock in the BlueStacks home screen.
c) Types of Instances and how can you create them?
You may either create a fresh or a clone instance on BlueStacks, please read below to find more details.
The multi-instance manager provides you with the option of creating a Fresh or Clone Instance as shown below.
- Creating Fresh Instance.
On clicking the Fresh Instance option a new instance will be created that starts with a clean state and lets you log in with a new account. Refer to the images below.
You may edit the instance name, however, the new instances are named BlueStacks 1, BlueStacks 2... by default. BlueStacks 1 starting up as shown in the image below.
- Creating a clone instance
A clone instance is a clone of the default BlueStacks instance. It is a replica of the default instance and will contain all the apps we had installed, including the google login information. A clone Instance can only be created when the default BlueStacks Instance is not running in the background. Check images below for the default BlueStacks and its clone.
We genuinely appreciate your association with 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 December 8, 2018