Bluestacks is a well-known Android emulator and is used by numerous people from all around the world. The user interface of Bluestacks is quite easy to use and understand. However, here we are with a guide that lets you know how to download and use Bluestacks in much detail. We will be discussing some of the basic functions and some hidden tricks of the Bluestacks Android emulator which you can use while using this app. So let’s start with the guide.
Editor’s Note: Running popular Android Apps on PC using BlueStacks is very easy. You can simply download Bluestacks then download the apk from the web and start using that android app on your PC. By following this simple method you can run many Android apps like Shareit for pc, WhatsApp for pc and others on your computer. For more info, read the rest of this article.
How to Use BlueStacks
#1 Installing Bluestacks: You need to download the necessary files for installing Bluestacks on your PC/laptop. You can find them on the official website which is accessible using ‘www.bluestacks.com‘ this link. Once the files are downloaded, double-click on the installation file to initiate the installation process of Bluestacks on your device.
#2 Installing an app: Bluestacks is compatible with 96% of the total apps which are available for Android devices. There are two methods we can use to install the APK of any app on Bluestacks.
- Method 1- You can use the Google Play Store which is pre-installed on Bluestacks. In the search bar, enter the name of your desired app and click on ‘Install’ to initiate the installation process.
- Method 2- The APK of all the apps available for Android devices is available on their official websites. You can download them on your device and open it using Bluestacks to install them on it.
#3 Using any particular app: Once you install an app on Bluestacks, its shortcut appears on the Bluestacks home screen. An icon is also placed on the menu. To launch the app, double-click on the shortcut or on the icon. When the app launches, you can use it.
#4 Play games: Many people use Android emulators to play games on a bigger screen with external controls. Bluestacks is compatible with most of the games available for Android devices such as Subway Surfers, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, etc. Bluestacks also supports external mouse and keyboard support. It also comes with microphone and camera integration which helps gamers while playing their favorite games. Bluestacks has an integrated Twitch API which allows players to stream their game online very easily.
#5 How to uninstall an app: There might be a situation where you might need to uninstall an application that may be due to insufficient storage or if the app is useless to you. In such a case, you need to execute certain steps to uninstall an application from Bluestacks. In Android devices, you can hold and drag the icon to uninstall it, which is not the case in Bluestacks.
Here, you need to launch the ‘Settings’ app and navigate to ‘Advanced Settings.’ Then, under ‘Apps,’ select the app which you wish to uninstall and click on ‘Uninstall‘ to initiate the uninstalling process. Now, click on ‘OK‘ from the dialog box which appears on your screen to confirm that you wish to uninstall that particular app from Bluestacks.
#6 Root Bluestacks: Just like you root an Android device, you can root Bluestacks too! On rooting Bluestacks, you can run penetration testing software like wifi hackers and packet sniffers developed for Android. Also, you can hack games and use various cracked versions of a game. There are two methods using which you can root Bluestacks Android emulator.
- Method 1- KingRoot is an app that you can use to root Bluestacks. It is a one-tap root app which means that all you need to do is press a single button to start rooting Bluestacks.
- Method 2- If you are unable to root Bluestacks using the 1st method, you can install BS Tweaker on your device and then, retry rooting Bluestacks using KingRoot again.
Step 1: Open Bluestacks and click on Library
Step 2: Open system apps, and click on the Media Manager app.
Step 3: A pop up appears as “Import Windows File to Andriod”. Once you found the file, select it and click Open
Step 4: The selected file has been copied to Bluestacks.
These were some of the tricks and tips which you can remember while using Bluestacks. If we have missed out on any information which would help people to know how to use Bluestacks, then please let us know about those in the comments section below.