How can I move from BlueStacks 4 to BlueStacks 5

How can I do this?

If you have BlueStacks 4 and want to try out BlueStacks 5, you can download it from the link below. 

Download BlueStacks 5

Once you've downloaded BlueStacks 5, you can do the following for a seamless transition from BlueStacks 4:

  • Sync your in-game progress from BlueStacks 4 by using the same Google account
  • Take a backup and transfer apps and their data to BlueStacks 5
  • Transfer your personalized control schemes
  • Transfer your macros

You're all set! Prepare to play Android games on your desktop/laptop like never before!

NOTE: BlueStacks 4 and BlueStacks 5 can coexist together. This means you can have both BlueStacks 4 and BlueStacks 5 installed on the same PC/laptop and they will work as expected.


Have any questions?

Q. Can I update BlueStacks 4 to BlueStacks 5?

A. No, you cannot do this as BlueStacks 5 is a brand new product written from the ground up. However, you can move your app data and progress in apps from BlueStacks 4 to BlueStacks 5.

Q. Do I have to uninstall BlueStacks 4 to install BlueStacks 5?

A. No, you do not have to uninstall BlueStacks 4 to install BlueStacks 5. However, once you have migrated to BlueStacks 5 and are happy with it, you may uninstall BlueStacks 4 with no impact on BlueStacks 5.

Q. What will happen to my data and app progress in BlueStacks 4?

A. You can transfer your installed apps, control schemes and macros from BlueStacks 4 to BlueStacks 5.

Q. How can I transfer game progress from BlueStacks 4 to BlueStacks 5?

A. If the app allows you to sync your in-game progress using an account such as Google, Facebook or a game-specific account, then log into the app on BlueStacks 5 with the same account used on BlueStacks 4. It will sync your in-game progress on BlueStacks 5 and you can continue playing without losing any issues.

However, if the app does not allow you to sync your progress with an account and instead saves your in-game progress locally, you can follow the steps in this article to take a backup and transfer the app and its data from BlueStacks 4 to BlueStacks 5.

Q. Can I use the control schemes from BlueStacks 4 in BlueStacks 5?

A. Yes, you can use control schemes from BlueStacks 4 by importing them to BlueStacks 5. For more details, follow the steps given in this article.

NOTE: Your BlueStacks 4 control scheme will be incompatible with BlueStacks 5 if it was made on BlueStacks 4 version 4.170 or below.  

Q. Can I use BlueStacks 4 macros in BlueStacks 5?

A. Yes, you can use BlueStacks 4 macros by simply transferring them to BlueStacks 5. For more details, follow the steps given in this article.

NOTE: Before importing a macro from BlueStacks 4, ensure that it has recorded mouse clicks and keystrokes of in-app actions only. Your BlueStacks 4 macro will be incompatible with BlueStacks 5 if it consists of mouse clicks or keystrokes in the following scenarios:

  • Switching between apps or tabs
  • Launching an app from the home screen
  • Actions that take place outside of the game screen

Q. How can I begin using BlueStacks 5?

A. You can refer to our Quick-start Guide to learn how to get started with BlueStacks 5 and get the best possible experience while playing your favorite Android games on a desktop/laptop.

Q. How can I learn about the latest additions to BlueStacks 5?

A. You can view all that BlueStacks 5 has to offer, as well as keep up with future updates, by viewing the Release Notes.


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

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