Purpose and Benefits
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 on BlueStacks 4.150 and above.
All Geo's where this feature is available
The multi-instance manager lets you create, arrange and manage instances with ease. On the successful installation of BlueStacks, the instance manager desktop shortcut gets created automatically.
You may use the 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 new multi-instance manager UI provides you with the means to create arrange and manage multiple instances with ease.
All available buttons are explained below in detail.
1) The New Instance button lets you create Fresh instances and Clone instances. They are discussed in detail below in section b).
2) The Arrange button lets you arrange the instances in Grid or Diagonal layout depending upon your preferred setting for instance manager.
3) With Farm mode, you can run games in multiple instances of BlueStacks without slowing down the computer. To know more please refer to this article.
4) The Stop all button stops all the running instances at once.
5) If you wish to start, stop or delete selected instances from the list, you can select them and use the Start, Stop or Delete buttons at the top of the instance manager.
4) The Settings button on the multi-instance manager lets you adjust FPS and audio settings. It also provides you with 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 are 2 however you may edit them.
- Start interval seconds refers to the gap of seconds in which instances will be launched.
When an instance is created successfully you may see four more buttons for settings, delete, create a shortcut on the desktop and disk cleanup as shown in the image below.
The multi-instance manager also lets you search for a specific instance by using the search bar.
- Settings for individual instances can also be managed from multi-instance manager
- The Delete button lets you delete that particular Instance. Refer to the image below.
- You may use the create shortcut button to create a desktop shortcut for that particular instance so that you may launch it directly. Refer to the image below.
- A disk cleanup button is also available on the same UI, refer to our article How to free up disk space from BlueStacks?
The instances running in the grid and diagonal layout is shown below.
- Instances running in diagonal layout.
- Instances running in the grid layout.
b) How to create instances on BlueStacks?
You may create instances by launching the multi-instance manager created on the desktop or by launching the multi-instance manager from the BlueStacks side toolbar . Click on the new instance.
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.
You can change certain settings including ABI settings in "Advanced settings" options while creating a new instance. Advanced settings will enable you to allocate the desired amount of RAM and cores to the instance being created. It also lets you choose the ABI for the instance you are creating.
For more details refer to the article: Ability to switch ABI from BlueStacks settings
- Creating a fresh instance.
On clicking the Fresh Instance button a new instance will be created that starts with a clean slate 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.
- Edit Instance Name:
You can rename an Instance by clicking on the edit icon as shown in the image below.
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 31, 2019