Candy Crush Saga: Another 10 killer help, hints, and guide to extra lives!

Candy Crush Saga: Another 10 killer help, hints, and guide to extra lives!

Definitive Candy Crush guide: How to play for eternity, reshuffle your start, and crush all the candy you can!

If you enjoyed our you'll love our second set of top ten winners! Here's where we get into reshuffling your start, crushing even more candy, and... playing for eternity thanks to Facebook!

  1. Reshuffle your candies without losing lives Sometimes just by looking at a new level you know if you'll be in for an easy or a hard time. Luckily, there's a way to change that, and reshuffle a challenging level, without using up any of your lives. On your mobile device, open the level and then press the exit button before you make any moves. When you come back, the candy will be reshuffled and in new, hopefully easier to handle positions. You can do this as many times as you want and no lives will be lost. This trick does not work on the time challenges as the game has already started as the time counts down.

Reshuffle your candies without losing lives

  1. Infinite lives on Facebook On your web browser you can keep multiple tabs open and on Candy Crush at the same time. This means that for those really hard levels you will never have to wait for lives to refresh as on each open version of Candy Crush you have 5 lives ready. When you do pass a level you will have to refresh each webpage but this is exceptionally helpful for those levels which take a lot of lives to pass. Below you can see I have 5 tabs open to Candy Crush and each with 5 lives. Yes, I stole Rene's facebook account to play Candy Crush on it.

  1. Time Challenge add time The trick to passing timed levels is getting as many +5 candies as possible to add more time to clock. Understanding why the +5 candies drop really helps as they do not just drop randomly. The +5's drop every time you make a move which causes a cascade of 4 or more combos. Then make sure you crush that +5 to add it to your timer. You increase your chances of creating a cascade by crushing candies at the bottom of the board as there are more candies above you to make a second, third and then fourth set. Try this on level 252 and you can play until you get bored of the level, I stopped when I hit 1,000,000 points and still had the full 30 seconds on the clock.

  1. Use striped candies strategically Do not waste your striped candies as soon as you get them. Try to plan out where they would be most beneficial and use them to reach those hard to get candies. There are some levels that this skill is essential for passing the level.

Use striped candies strategically

  1. Save your fish for last Fish candies will zone in on any remaining jellies. Save them for last so you can have them get those hard to reach jellies. They will also get rid of jellies which are under frosting blocks without needing to get rid of the frosting making passing levels even faster.

Save your fish for last

  1. Finish with extra moves left If you complete a level with extra moves left over they will transfer into more points as a school of jelly fish or striped candy will clear parts of the board. This does not guarantee that you will garner more points but usually it is a safe bet in order to hit those high scores

Finish with extra moves left

  1. Pink bow If you have a level with a pink bow on it, then one of your Facebook friends have given you a gift of 3 extra moves. To use this on mobile, just play the level and the three extra moves are added automatically. If you are playing on the web on Facebook you can see the number of +3 moves you were given in the starting screen. You just click on the +3 moves in the starting screen to activate it.

Pink bow

  1. Gifts from friends You only have a maximum of 5 lives (or sometimes 6) so dont accept lives from your friends until you can use them. If you accept lives when you are already maxed out the lives are wasted. I use the X to close the screen and wait until I'm under 5 lives remaining to click accept. Also know that the level you happen to be on when you accept a +3 moves will be the level that gift must be used on. So I only accept a +3 moves gift on the levels I am really struggling with.

Gifts from friends

  1. Battle Plan You want to eliminate the most dangerous candies first. Usually that would mean clearing the bombs then chocolate and finally any locked candies.

Battle Plan

  1. Dealing with ingredients You do not want to start a level with ingredients on the far right or left of the board. Along the sides of the screen, you have many fewer options to create a set of three or more similar candies. You can restart the level if you notice this before you have moved (see tip 1). You can also try to move the ingredients closer to the middle by crushing candies. Unless forced never move an ingredient to a square with no exit underneath it or to the side of the screen. The exits look like small green circles with white arrows inside them.

Dealing with ingredients

I hope you have enjoyed my new tips and cheats for Candy Crush Saga. I'd love to hear how they work for you in the comments, and if you've come across any other great Candy Crush tips, tricks, or cheats, for the sake of my sanity, let me know! Tweet if you have any questions, new tips, or just need additional Candy Crush addiction support @Georgia_Prime!

Georgia

Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, hosts the ZEN & TECH podcast, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Prime.

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JPiLLa says:

Thanks for the guides! two questions I have:

1) if you play on facebook on a computer, and beat a bunch of levels. will that transfer over to your mobile device as well?

2) what level do you start to get the fish candies on? I'm on 95 and haven't seen them thus far.

Georgia says:

Yes if you pass a level on your mobile it will transfer to your facebook game and vise versa so play to your hearts content on one then when your lives are gone move to the other.

I believe the fish begin in the 200's. I think 250 but I am not sure about that

JPiLLa says:

Thanks Georgia, I've resisted syncing my Facebook to Candy Crush but this might help me crush some candy more efficiently at times. Work productivity DOWN!

Rene Ritchie says:

How do you rescue a friend who spends all her time crushing candies? Asking for a friend!

Georgia says:

Uhm... give up there is no hope =P

zdn1042 says:

Georgia, I'm just curious. What level are you on right now?

Georgia says:

I am on level 371 at the moment. Pretty hard level they have these new candy pizza things you need to eliminate which have very specific ways of defeating. How about you?

zdn1042 says:

Around 250. Can't remember where exactly. Don't have my device with me, my relative borrowed it. Will get it back after a week or so. So no CCS for now. I swear, it's one of the most frustrating games I played. I did quit at one point, coz it frustrates me to no end + the lack of sleep it caused me.

Enas Eldiasty says:

hello Georgia
what about stuck days? :\

Daytona says:

@Georgia Quite some time ago I believe you did a post asking iMore members how much they spent on in-app purchases in Candy Crush. You stated you would pick a winner and pay off there Candy Crush debt in the form of a iTunes card. Did you ever choose a winner?

Rene Ritchie says:

Michelle did! She'll be posting it soon!

Lisa Aul says:

Some people just don't get. You now what I mean.

SockRolid says:

Georgie Porgie! Some day I'll play Candy Crush, but not until I've played both light and dark sides of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. (And man, mastering swoop racing for mega-credits is extremely hard.)

emart129 says:

Wow candy crush talk and KOTOR too? Favorite thread ever!

Meg Forrest says:

For tip #8, I can't figure this out. I don't accept the extra lives, then I click the X and close the box, but I can't figure out how to get back to accept them once I'm down lives.

Georgia says:

Refresh the webpage and they will return

Tami5774 says:

On my computer i have gotten like 15 to 18 lives i x out of the page i play my 5 lives then when i refresh the game all my lives are gone in the last couple days i have lost over 50 lives..helllppppp meeee

Diane Mason1 says:

Tip #8. I do this when playing on my phone, but how do you do this when playing on Facebook?

dj1062191 says:

I know a way to earn lives whenever you want. When you run out, just go to settings, put your device in airplane mode, and then go to date and time and set it however much ahead. This works for lives, and daily challenges. Enjoy! I would appreciate feedback to know what devices it is helping and what ones it isn't.

jean fleck says:

Thanks for the tips for this newbie! Friends of mine are able to store ALL the extra lives (on their phones) that have been sent to them by other players. An iPhone user has 90+ lives and an Andriod user has 45 (several other friends store the lives too). Neither one of them know how or why they're able to save them all. Any ideas? I also never see an envelope on my mobile game. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the game. Look forward to replies!

kat1999 says:

I have a few issues.
1) I had 19 extra moves and they suddenly disappeared what happened?
2) My friend told me when she gets extra lives, they collect and she can use them when needed. Could you please help me as to where I locate them. I use desk top an Android.
3) I am going nuts with level 104. How can I get extra time on the bombs. They go off on me super fast. I don't purchase extra moves or booster and have to figure out a way to do with out them
I greatly appreciate your help in advance.

DaciaG says:

Georgia great article! I have a dilemma. I ran out of lives a few days ago and then something strange happened. Instead of the heart showing it's usual timer it replaced it with one at least 10-15 digits long. And it's in minutes not seconds. It will take months before it refills my lives! I took a picture. Has anyone heard of this happening?

Christine Hanna says:

The clock has been changed on your device to the wrong time:)

Tami5774 says:

How come on the computer i get 440 levels but on my phone im stopped at 395..

Sarah Peters1 says:

I am trying to get to the next stage and it is asking for .99 how do I get around that?

Heather Wydra says:

Do you know how i can get my friends to gift me the +3? I get a request to help friends that have been stuck for 20 days every time i log in, but i have been stuck on level 97 for over a month and i havnt gotten any help! What can i do? (Other than cancel the game, lol)

Thanks, Heather

JoAnne Costello says:

Hi Heather, has anyone answered your question yet? I am so frustrated with trying to find out why l have never been given the extra moves, but l give them away all the time. I have never seen the pink bow that was mentioned, or the notice of a gift of free moves. I thought l was the only one. LOL

pistolro says:

Is there games that you guys at imore play a lot, i play all kinds of games on my ipod devices?

Lt_Solorna says:

I want to play this also on my iPad Mini. If I am playing on my phone, will my progress/purchases transfer over?

scotlin says:

I am at level 81 on partners iPad and need friends to unlock levels, how do I go back to unlocking by redoing 3 other levels and not requiring FB friends to send help, I much prefer that.

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Katiecat922 says:

Wow you must be really good... I'm so mad. My brother tried to jailbreak our iPad and now it won't turn on. I probably lost all my levels and progress! He said he would play it back up to level like 170 (where I was)... He doesn't understand!!

TriniGal Ardis says:

I am a Candy Crush Saga Player and I'm getting so frustrated with this game cause I'm stuck on level 169 , It doesn't look hard but it is and I get enough moves yet still can't pass . Uhhhh please help what am I doing wrong in this game ?

moshimonsterspl says:

I love playing cnady crush and am on level 237, I couldn't pass it but with these tips and the help from http://candycrushsagaworld.com I just passed it!!!! thanks

Tom Combo says:

this is by far some of the best advice i have read about candy crush. Didn't know that you could have more lives on the Facebook version by opening multiple tabs. Thanks for the extra info!!! I will say that i found some good instructional commentary videos along with guides on http://thecandycrushsaga.com/

The Crusher says:

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