Tricks and help for BlueStacks: our top tips

Mobile operating systems have radically changed the technological world, especially since the advent of Android. Its open nature, the fact that any manufacturer can adopt it, and its growth, has meant that the main companies in the industry have had to face a paradigm shift. That implies that now have a portable computer that we can hold in one hand and store in a pocket when we are not using it. Today, a large part of our computer life is spent on our smartphones. In fact, many users hardly use traditional computers anymore, and when they have to interact with one, they miss the applications they use on their phones.

To solve this problem, there are Android emulators, of which BlueStacks is the most popular and most used worldwide. It is not the only option, but it is the one that stands out the most. With it, we can use our mobile applications on a PC, being able to move files between the emulator and the PC thanks to its perfect integration.

However, it is not productivity that makes it more attractive. Those who have brought BlueStacks to where it is are the Android gamers, who thanks to BlueStacks, have a way to enjoy their favorite games without draining the battery of their devices. Also, the emulator allows you to configure controls, such as Xbox One, for use with games.

In addition to all this, we will show you how to use BlueStacks step by step, how to move files between the emulator and your PC without a problem, how to install the emulator, and a few other things. If you want to know how to get the most out of the software, read on.

How to transfer files from Windows to BlueStacks

To be able to transfer files from your PC to the Android emulator, you have two options. First, from the BlueStacks Home screen, click on the System Apps folder:


How to transfer files from BlueStacks to Windows

To transfer files from BlueStacks to Windows, go to the System Apps folder on your Home screen and click on it:


BlueStacks Portable: can you download it?

To make it short, it is not possible to download BlueStacks in a portable version. Those responsible for this software have versions for macOS and Windows, but there is nothing beyond that. These two versions require a traditional installation, and therefore, cannot be considered portable in any way.


How to use BlueStacks and how it works

You do not have to be an Android specialist to use BlueStacks. First of all, to get the software working, you just have to double click on its shortcut on the desktop. As soon as it opens, you will see the following:


How to install BlueStacks

To install BlueStacks, you need to download the installation file from the green button below. Once you have it, go to the location where you saved it and double click on it. This window will appear, where you will have to click on Install Now:


What is BlueStacks and what is it for

BlueStacks is one of the most popular Android computer emulators. In essence, it is like having a tablet or a virtual phone on your computer (either a Mac or a PC) so that you can use it to run all kinds of applications designed for the green robot operating system from your computer.


January 19, 2021. Translated by Manuel Sánchez