Solution for installing BlueStacks on macOS 11 Big Sur that already has an older VirtualBox

How will this help?

BlueStacks requires VirtualBox version 6.1.16 or above on macOS 11 Big Sur. If you have an older version of VirtualBox installed, it can cause issues with the installation of BlueStacks. To install BlueStacks on macOS 11 Big Sur without facing any issues, you will either have to:


How can I remove older version of VirtualBox?

You can remove an older version of VirtualBox from:

Removing older version of VirtualBox from Finder window.

1. Click on "File" at the menu bar at the top and select "New Finder Window".

1.png2. Go to Applications and find VirtualBox.

2.png3. Now, either drag it to the bin at the bottom-right of your dock or right-click on it and select "Move to Bin".

b.png4. After you have removed the older version of VirtualBox, double-click on the BlueStacks Installer file again.

A.png5. Now, you will be able to install BlueStacks on macOS 11 Big Sur. It will install the latest version of VirtualBox for you.

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Removing older version of VirtualBox from Launchpad.

1. Boot up your Mac and open the Launchpad.

1.png2. Here, search for "VirtualBox"

2.png3. Drag it to the bin at the bottom-right of your dock.

c.png4. After you have removed the older version of VirtualBox, double-click on the BlueStacks Installer file again.

A.png5. Now, you will be able to install BlueStacks on macOS 11 Big Sur. It will install the latest version of VirtualBox for you.

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How can I update VirtualBox?

You can also update VirtualBox on your Mac to version 6.1.16 or above by yourself. The steps below will teach you how to do this:

1. Visit their official website and click on "Download VirtualBox 6.1".

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2. Now, download VirtualBox version 6.1.16 or above.

5.png3. Click on the "Allow" button, within the popup that will appear.

6.png4. Once it gets downloaded, click on the icon shown below. Then, complete the installation process. 

7.png5. Once you have updated VirtualBox to the latest version, double-click on the BlueStacks Installer again. 

1.png6. You can now install BlueStacks on macOS 11 Big Sur.

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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!

Last updated on December 15, 2020.

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