How will this help?
With the multi-Instance manager, you can create multiple instances of BlueStacks in a matter of seconds. This is extremely helpful in numerous instances.
For example, if you're playing a game that requires you to farm, you can create a new instance and shorten the time required using this. Want to play an Android 64-bit game, such as Teamfight Tactics and more, on BlueStacks? Use this!
What has changed?
BlueStacks versions 4.200 and above come with a revolutionary feature in the multi-instance manager, that allows you to create a new instance based on a specific Android version or a runtime i.e 64-bit BlueStacks or 32-bit BlueStacks.
With BlueStacks versions 4.200 and above, you can now create numerous instances based on:
- Android Nougat 64-bit (For Android 64-bit games such as Teamfight Tactics and more)
- Android Nougat 32-bit
- Android Nougat 64-bit (32-bit apps)
If you already know how to access the multi-instance manager, click on the links above that will redirect you to the relevant section in this article.
You can also check for an update for any of the instances you create. To learn how to update an instance, click here.
How can I use this?
You can access the Multi-Instance Manager by clicking on it's icon on the side toolbar, as shown below. Alternatively, you can press CTRL+Shift+8 on your keyboard to access it.
If the icon is not present, click on the 3 dots, as shown below, which will bring up various options. From here, click on the Multi-Instance Manager icon.
The multi-instance manager window will then open up. Here, click on "New Instance", as shown below.
You will then see two options:
- Fresh Instance - With this, you can create a fresh instance with the same or different Android version and runtime (either 32-bit or 64-bit).
- Clone Instance - This will create a replica of your current BlueStacks version. It will have the same Android version and runtime. The clone instance will have all your data and apps from your primary instance.
For representation purposes, we will be going with "Fresh Instance" as this covers all the different Android versions and runtimes.
Click on the drop-down menu, as shown below. With this, you can see all the available Android versions and runtimes.
Android Nougat 64-bit.
If you're looking to play games that are supported only on Android 64-bit, choose this one.
After clicking on "Fresh Instance", select "Android N-64".
Click on "Download" if you have previously not downloaded this instance.
BlueStacks will then download the selected Android version. You can view the progress as shown below.
After installation, you will then see the Android version and runtime for that instance, as illustrated below. To begin the instance, simply click on "Start".
Android Nougat 32-bit
If you're looking to play games that have Android 32-bit support, e.g PUBG, CODM, 7DS and more, choose this one.
After clicking on "Fresh Instance", select "Android N-32".
You can then customize the instance which you would like to create. Listed below are the ways in which you can do this:
- Performance - Change the performance setting of your instance. You can choose between "Low", "Medium", "High" and "Custom". In "Custom" you can specify the amount of RAM and number of CPU cores.
- Resolution - Select the resolution for your instance here.
- ABI setting - You can select from "Auto" or "ARM" for your instance.
To start the instance, click on "Create".
Android Nougat 64-bit (32-bit apps)
If you're facing compatibility issues with a certain application, you can try out this version of BlueStacks.
After clicking on "Fresh Instance", select "Android N64 (32-bit apps)" as shown below.
Click on "Download" if you previously haven't downloaded this instance before. This instance will then be downloaded.
You can view the progress of the download, as displayed below.
After it has been installed, you will see the instance on the Multi-instance manager window. Click on "Start".
In which games can I use this?
The usability of the multi-instance manager is endless.
You can use it in any games that require you to farm which will lead to a reduction in farming time.
If you ever wanted to run multiple Android applications at the same time in different windows, the multi-instance manager is here to help. This applies to both gaming and productivity-based apps. We've given a few examples below on how you can use this.
Have some questions?
Q. What advantages do I get from this new feature of choosing between Android N 64 and the Android N 32 instances?
A. This feature provides support for creating instances for Android 64-bit games. Check out this guide for more information on playing Android 64-bit games.
Q. Can I run both Android 64-bit and Android 32-bit instances at the same time?
A. Yes. From versions 4.200 and above, you can run any combination of instances, 32-bit to 64-bit at the same time.
Q. How do I update instances in Multi-Instance Manager (MIM)?
A. You can update instances by clicking on the Check for updates icon on the top right of the MIM window. Check out this guide to learn more
Q. My laptop/PC has low/average specs. How many instances is it recommended I run at a time?
A. Running numerous instances can affect overall performance. We recommend limiting the number of instances running at one time. To help improve performance, check out this guide for detailed tips.
Q. What is the FARM feature? How can the Multi Instance Manager help me with this?
A. FARM feature assists players in games where farming (or grinding for resources) is required by allowing them to run multiple instances of the same game. Refer here for more.
Q. What do I do when I'm facing errors while using either Android N 32 or Android N 64 instances for a particular game?
A. In such cases, we recommend you use our third option Android N 64(32-bit apps) designed for cases like this. Check here for more.
Thank you for choosing BlueStacks! We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at email@example.com. Happy Gaming!
Last updated on June 25, 2020.