Multi-Instance Manager on BlueStacks 5

What is the Multi-Instance Manager?

The Multi-Instance Manager lets you create multiple instances of BlueStacks 5. You can use these instances to play several games together, use different accounts at the same time and farm more easily in many different games.


How can I create instances?

You can use the Multi-Instance manager to create several different instances of BlueStacks 5. The steps below will teach you how to do this.

1. Launch BlueStacks 5 and click on the Multi-Instance Manager icon from the side toolbar.

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Alternatively, you can also click on the icon for the Multi-Instance Manager from your desktop, as shown below.

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2. The Multi-Instance Manager will open. To create a new instance, click on the "New instance" button, as shown below.

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3. You will now have to select what sort of instance you wish to create. You can choose from the following two options:

  • Fresh Instance - With this, you can create an entirely new Nougat 32-bit instance of BlueStacks 5. This instance will be completely fresh and will not have any data or apps from your primary instance.
  • Clone Instance - This will create a replica of your selected BlueStacks 5 instance. The clone instance will have all your data and apps from your primary instance.

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4. If you select the "Fresh instance" option, you will then have to choose the Android version for your new instance. BlueStacks lets you choose between Nougat 32-bit (for Android 32-bit apps) and Nougat 64-bit (for Android 64-bit apps). To know more about Android versions, refer to this article.

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5. After selecting your Android version, you can customize the instance as per your preference by specifying the:

  • CPU Cores: Specify the number of CPU cores you wish to assign for this instance.
  • RAM (MB): Assign the amount of RAM for this instance.
  • Resolution: Select the resolution for your instance here.
  • ABI setting: Choose between x86, ARM and various combinations of these two, based on the selected Android version for your instance.
  • DPI: Allot a DPI from 160, 240 and 320.
  • Instance count: You can create one or more instances with the same settings.

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If you select the "Clone instance" option, you will have to specify the following:

  • Clone from: Select the instance which you wish to clone. 
  • CPU cores - Specify the number of CPU cores you wish to assign for this instance.
  • RAM (MB): Assign the amount of RAM for this instance.
  • Resolution - Select the resolution for your instance here.
  • DPI: Allot a DPI from 160, 240 and 320.
  • Instance count: You can create one or more instances with the same settings.

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6. Next, click on "Create" to generate the instance.

NOTE: Once you start the process for cloning, do not stop or cancel the operation mid-way as it may result in unexpected behavior of BlueStacks.

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7. The instance you have created will now appear in the Multi-Instance Manager. Click on "Start" to begin using it.

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How can I manage my instances?

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

Arrange 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.

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Thank you for choosing BlueStacks, we hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@bluestacks.com. Happy Gaming!

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