How to Use Bluestack on Windows to Run Android Apps

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How to Use Bluestack on Windows to Run Android Apps

Want to know how to use Bluestack?

Bluestack is an Android emulator that is arguably very well known.

And this Bluestack also includes an emulator that was initially available to the public.¬†What I remember back then was when Android was still in its early versions ūüėÄ

Until now Bluestack is still being developed. Starting from the interface to performance.

This emulator is now one of the choices for PC or laptop users when they want to run Android on their system.

So, for those who are curious, how to use Bluestack, here I want to explain it.

How to Use Bluestack on PC or Laptop

For those of you who want to use this emulator, I recommend checking the specifications needed by Bluestack first.

System Windows 7 or above
Processor Intel or AMD
RAM Minimum 2GB
Hard drive 5GB Free

For laptops and PCs today, you can generally run Bluestack without problems.¬†But if your laptop or computer doesn’t meet the criteria, maybe you should¬†upgrade¬†first ūüėÄ

Or later try to use the settings that I will explain.

Let’s continue, the steps for using Bluestack …

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1. Download and Install Bluestack First

Download and install Bluestack first

The first, of course, is to download and install Bluestack first. This is really easy. First please visit the official Bluestack website.

Then click the Download Bluestack button. This will give you the latest version of Bluestack.

Please run the installer. Here, make sure the internet runs smoothly because Bluestack will download the files needed.

The size? It depends on the Bluestack version. For example, I said 2GB, not necessarily 2GB in the future, right?

The important thing is to make sure that the hard disk storage capacity is sufficient (it is stated in the installer ).

2. Open the Application

Open the Application

The install process will run as usual. If so, please open the application.

Either through the Start Menu or Desktop. It could also be from the / directory where you put the previous Bluestack folder.

After that Bluestack will automatically¬†load¬†early.¬†It’s just a matter of waiting until the initial display appears.

Open the Application

After that, we can go to the next step.

3. Log in to Your Bluestack Account

Log in to your Bluestack Account

For Bluestack itself, we have to use an account first, so that the settings and applications that we install can be stored in the Bluestack configuration.

The method is really easy.

  1. After the initial loading is complete, the Google Play screen will appear
  2. Click Sign-in
  3. Then enter as usual
  4. If so, then you will be directed to the main Playstore page

Done. Now Bluestack is 100% ready to use.

4. Install Applications on Bluestack

Install Applications on Bluestack

There are two ways to install applications on Bluestack. Namely:

  • Through Google Playstore
  • Through¬†search¬†Apps

Which one is free? If you can install Playstore as usual. If the search for Apps is located on the Home tab then in the discover Apps column. How to use:

  1. Type the name of the desired application in the discover Apps field
  2. Click the Search button
  3. If so, install it

Just wait for the process to complete.¬†It’s easy?

5. Opening Apps Stored on Bluestack

Opening Apps Stored on Bluestack

How to open a stored application is really easy. After completing the application installation process, click the Home tab at the top.

There, we can see all installed applications and can open them from there too.

The rest are like ordinary people. Just use the application hehe.

6. How to set Bluestack so it’s not light and slow

How to set Bluestack so it's not light and slow

Well, in addition to this.

Actually, whether Bluestack is slow or not depends on the specifications of the PC or Laptop used, as well as the applications or games that are running on Bluestack.

The heavier it is, of course, the more you need a good performance.

But there are settings that can be done, to improve Bluestack performance. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the top dot button > Then click Settings
  2. In the Display column, set it to 960 × 540 and the DPI to 160 DPI
  3. In the Engine column settings to Performance, OpenGL, and Dedicated Graphics Renderer
  4. Still in the Engine column > Scroll down > Performance Settings to 4 CPUs and 60 FPS
  5. If so, please close the settings

Done. Now Bluestack should be getting lighter.

Troubleshooting that Often Occurs on Bluestack

In using Bluestack, it turns out that there are certain errors that sometimes appear.

Here I will explain at once with the solution:

1. How to Overcome Could not Start the Engine on Bluestack

This message generally appears when we want to run Bluestack. There are many reasons for this.

Usually, it’s because the system is a bit problematic. The solution is threefold:

  • First, please set the¬†Engine¬†mode¬†to¬†DirectX
  • Then activate the Virtualization Processor
  • If you can’t, try reinstalling it

With these three ways, it can usually be normal again ūüėÄ

2. Long Loading (Or Not Completed)

For this long loading time, there is a possibility that the Bluestack installation is problematic.

Or there is some kind of bug when you use it, and it only appears when you just open the application again.

For how to fix this, you can try End Task Bluestack in the Task Manager. Then try opening it again. I used to use this method.

3. No Image Appears

No picture appears, or in English the term is blank.

The reason is usually VGA. For this I have three suggestions:

  • Try¬†updating the¬†VGA driver to the latest version
  • Try checking the Bluestack version, make sure the version is up to date

Then you can also try reinstalling it.

4. Message Latest Version Already Installed

This message appears when you want to install Bluestack.

The purpose of this message is, there is already a new version of Bluestack. So you don’t need to install it again.

If you want to handle it, it’s easy.¬†Try going to¬†Control Panel¬†>¬†Uninstall a Program. First Uninstall it then install it again.

The Final Word

That’s a little discussion about how to use Bluestack.¬†The conclusion is still very easy.

But for those who are still confused, try asking via the comments column below. Or if there is another error, try asking too.

Hopefully, this is useful.

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