How to import your game controls from BlueStacks 4 and use them in BlueStacks 5

How will this help?

If you're using any custom control schemes on BlueStacks 4 for your favorite game, you can also use these control schemes in BlueStacks 5 by following the steps mentioned below.

NOTE: Only those control schemes can be imported on BlueStacks 5 that were created on BlueStacks 4.180 or above.


How can I transfer my custom control schemes?

As an example, we'll be transferring the "My keys" control scheme being used in Free Fire on BlueStacks 4 to use in BlueStacks 5.

1. Launch Free Fire on BlueStacks 4 and open the Controls editor by right-clicking on the Game controls icon on the Side toolbar.

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2. On the "Controls editor" window, click on the "Export" icon, as shown in the image.

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3. You will then be asked to select the control scheme that you wish to export. Select the scheme and then, click on "Export".

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4. Now, choose the location where you wish to save this control scheme, type a name of your choice and then, click on "Save"

You will see a confirmation message once the control scheme is exported successfully.

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5. Now, open BlueStacks 5 and launch the game for which the control scheme is to be imported. In this case, that game is Free Fire.

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6. After the game launches, open the controls editor by right-clicking on the "Game controls" icon on the Side toolbar.

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7. On the "Controls editor" window, click on the "Import" icon.

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8. An explorer window will now open up. Go to the location where you had saved the control scheme for Free Fire in step 4. Select the file and click on "Import".

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9. You will then be shown a list of control schemes that can be imported using the selected file. Mark the schemes that you wish to import and then, click on "Import".

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Once the control scheme is imported successfully, you will see a confirmation message. The imported control scheme will now be available for use in the list of control schemes on the Controls editor.

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