How to change screen resolution on BlueStacks 5

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BlueStacks 5 has different options of screen resolutions for you to choose from. You can choose any screen resolution from the available options like Landscape, Portrait, Ultrawide and Custom.

This article will guide you on how you can switch between different available screen resolutions on BlueStacks 5.

How can I change the screen resolution?

1. Launch BlueStacks and click on the hamburger icon on the top right or the gear icon on the Side Toolbar to access the BlueStacks settings.


2. Click on the "Display" tab.


3. Now, click on the drop-down list below "Display resolution".


4. You will now see the available options for screen resolution in the drop-down list. Here, click on the option you wish to select.


NOTE: To learn how to rotate an app or play in Portrait or Landscape mode on BlueStacks 5, click here.

5. Next, you can select the screen resolution for the selected option from the available resolutions. For example, you can see the available screen resolutions for "Landscape" in the image below. By default, the BlueStacks recommended resolution is selected.

NOTE: For better display quality, BlueStacks recommends the following screen resolutions: 

  • Landscape - 1600 x 900
  • Portrait - 900 x 1600
  • Ultrawide - 2560 x 1080
  • Custom - 1920 x 1080


6. Select "Custom" and click on the "Add resolution" option to create a custom resolution by setting the "Width" and "Height" of your BlueStacks screen as per your preference, as shown below.

NOTE: For better display quality, BlueStacks recommends 1920 x 1080 resolution for Custom.


You can also create multiple custom resolutions up to 4K and switch between them according to your preference.


7. Now, click on "Save Changes" once you have selected your preferred screen resolution.


8. A message will now appear on your screen asking you to restart BlueStacks to be able to use it in the screen resolution of your preference.

Click on "Restart now" to continue.


You will now be able access BlueStacks in your preferred screen orientation.

How is BlueStacks 5 viewed in different screen orientations?

Here are some examples of how you can view BlueStacks in different available screen resolutions.

Landscape (Tablet mode)


Portrait (Phone mode)




Custom with Width(px) 3840 and Height(px) 2160


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

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