How to create and manage instances using the Multi-instance Manager on BlueStacks 5

Why should I use the Multi-instance Manager?

You can create multiple instances of BlueStacks 5 and manage them easily using the Multi-instance Manager. You can use these instances to play several games together, use different accounts at the same time, farm more easily in many games and much more!

You can use the Multi-instance Manager to:

To learn more about how to organize and tidy up your instances in the Multi-instance Manager better,  refer to this article.

You can also discover how to play games that require a specific Android version with the help of this article.


How can I create instances?

You can use the Multi-instance Manager to create several different instances of BlueStacks 5. Click on the "Instance" button on the Multi-instance Manager window and follow the on-screen instructions.  

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You can also then clone your current instance, i.e create a copy of the instance, by clicking on "Clone instance", as shown below.

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To read the detailed steps for creating an instance of your choice on BlueStacks 5, please select the desired Android version for the new instance from the links below:


How can I manage my instances?

The Multi-instance Manager gives you different options for managing your instances efficiently. You can:

Sort your instances

You can sort all the instances that you have created according to their name or engine type. The steps below will show you how to do this:

1. Click on the "Sort By" option, as shown below.

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2. A drop-down menu will appear. Here, select either of the following two options

  • Name: This option will arrange your instances in alphabetical order.
  • Engine: This option will arrange your instances according to their Android runtime.

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Search for your instances

If you have created several different instances of BlueStacks 5, you can easily find the one you wish to use by entering its name in the search bar at the top-right corner of the Multi-instance Manager.

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Perform batch operations

Batch operations allow you to start, stop or delete as many instances as you like at the same time. The steps below will show you how to do this:

1. Tick the checkbox next to the instances that you would like to use. You can also click on "Select all" if you wish to use all of your instances.

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2. Next, you can now perform the following operations:

  • Start: This option will start all the selected instances that are currently not running.
  • Stop: This option will stop all the selected instances that are currently running.
  • Delete: This option will delete all the selected instances. You can also delete a master instance by following the steps given in this article.

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Auto-align your active instances

To align all of your active instances automatically on your desktop, simply click on the "Arrange" icon on the Multi-instance Manager window, as shown below.

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All the instances which are currently running on your BlueStacks 5 will be immediately aligned, as illustrated below.

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To know how to change the settings for auto-aligning of your instances, please refer to this article.


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You may also enable Eco mode from the Multi-instance Manager window to reduce power consumption while running multiple instances of BlueStacks. To learn more about it, refer to this article.

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You may also use the Disk cleanup tool from the Multi-instance Manager window to free up space unused by BlueStacks so that other Windows apps on your PC may use it. To learn more about it, refer to this article.

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Thank you for choosing BlueStacks 5. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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