Candy Crush: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Candy Crush: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Definitive Candy Crush guide: How to get extra lives, defeat any level, and crush all the candy you can!

Candy Crush is my not-so secret addiction. It has consumed my days and plagued my nights. I've been crushing so much candy over the last few months, in fact, I've managed to figure out quite a few tips, tricks, and flat out cheats that have helped me beat level after level. And it's time I shared them all with you, the iMore nation!

So here they are, my top 10 ways to beat the candy out of Candy Crush: (Update: )

1. Find the patterns!

There are things that will make a sprinkle donut hole or special candy effortlessly. Recognizing and repeating them allows you to wipe the board and earn your ticket to the next level faster. I'm always looking for these patterns. I memorize which patterns lead to which special candy and then set them up whenever possible and as needed.

2. Start at the bottom

Crushing candies on the bottom is better than crushing candies at the top, because candies drop down, creating the potential for a cascade effect that essentially gives you free moves.

3. Go for combos

The two best combinations are the wrapped candy and the striped candy, and the sprinkle donut hole and the striped candy. Together, they can wipe out over half the board for you. This can also help you get to places which are off the board or otherwise difficult to reach. This is the only way you will get by levels such as 181, which have unreachable squares. Also, a wrapped candy switched with another wrapped candy will ignite a 6 by 4 square which can clear a huge area.

4. Know your stripes!

Candy is striped in the same direction as the final candy moved to complete the previous formation. If you move a candy horizontally, it will make a horizontal stripe, which will then explode horizontally as well.

5. Assess your threats!

Assess your threats. Prioritize getting rid of evil candy by their threat levels. For example, I usually make it a rule to kill low number bombs first, then chocolate, then go after the blocks.

6. Clear jellies on the edge!

Clearing jellies on the edge. When getting rid of jellies, only worry about the edges, especially the corners and bottoms. These jellies have the least number of combinations which can eliminate them, so will be the hardest to get rid of. Take a moment each move to see if you can get rid of edge jellies and, if not, go after an easier one.

7. Have a plan!

Have a plan. Each time you start a new level, look at the hardest element on that level and think out how you can defeat it first before you use up lives. Also, pause between moves. You may have a sprinkle and not even realize it if you're watching the candies from a lesser move get crushed.

8. Understand chocolate!

Understand chocolate. If you've eaten a piece of chocolate one round, chocolate will not regenerate the following round. This is a great way to keep chocolate at bay. Try to destroy chocolate each round so that it won't regenerate the next. You can clear the entire board of chocolate using this method, though in later levels there is a chocolate maker which will bring them back in vicious fashion. Chocolate will avoid special candy if it can. Chocolate will also not eat a fruit or nut, though it will absorb bombs.

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9. +5 Candy is your friend.

Make a candy crush chain with +5 on whatever levels you can. This will add 5 seconds to a time trial level. You can tell if it is a "time trial" level or a "clear the jelly" level based on the small icon in the lower left corner of the start up screen for each level. <

10. Cheat time for extra lives!

If you don't use Facebook, there's still a cheat to get you extra lives. Turn the clock on your mobile device ahead 2 hours, and then keep playing to your hearts content. Go to Settings > General> Date & Time > Set Time Off > Set Date and Time > Add two hours forward and get 4 more lives in your game. You will eventually have to pay back the time, but schedule that for when you're sleeping anyway. Remember to change the time from PM to AM if you are going past midnight.

11. 10 more cheats!

Your best Candy Crush cheats?

Well, there they are -- my top 10 tips for tricking or flat out cheating at Candy Crush. 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!

I'd love to hear how these tips and cheats 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!

Update: rodrigonew in the comments adds this brilliant twist to the extra lives cheat:

For "cheat time for extra lives" one, there's a better way: go to settings>set date and time>set manually>add a day. Then you go to candy crush, verify that the 5 lives were added and BEFORE PLAYING you go back to settings and change it to be set automatically. This way you don't have to make up for the lost time, it somehow doesn't register the increase of a day if you don't loose any lives before changing it back.

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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Peter000 says:

Great tips... I know all of them from playing 273 levels. I wish I would have known about them when I started playing!

BTW what you call the "Donut Hole" is officially called the "Color Bomb." In my head it's called the "Licorice Bomb." :)

Georgia says:

Wow I didn't know that. I like disco ball or sprinkle ball is better but I guess color bomb it is. Yes they do look like a licorice ball!

Richelle Rivera says:

In the cheating to get more lives, what did you mean that you'll eventually have to pay back the time? Will they take money from my credit card?

Rhi Brown says:

I think what she means is that all the time you "skipped" will all come back at one time. For example, I kept setting time ahead and then all of a sudden I had four million minutes until my next life. Setting the time right helped get rid of some of the time though and I ended up waiting for two hours to get one life.

jdmlee says:

You can actually set the clock in your iPhone for one day in advance. Then open candy crush to get the 5 lives. After, go back to the clock and set it to the original date. When you go back to candy crush, the 5 lives will still be there.

Darren Wang says:

There is a way to avoid. But there is a catch you need to be connected to Facebook. First you must make sure you are connected with Facebook and also synchronise your proccess then you delete the candy crush app on your phone and then you set back to time to original and you download candy crush again then after you open candy crush press connect to Facebook then your progress is synced and it have 5 full lives and u don't have to wait for 10 hours or so anymore

Darren Wang says:

Please note if you lose your progress during his progress it is not my fault

amber02072 says:

If you follow jdmlee step by step you will get your 5 full live and won't lose any time! There's no need to, as Darren Wang said, (" First you must make sure you are connected with Facebook and also synchronise your proccess then you delete the candy crush app on your phone and then you set back to time to original and you download candy crush again then after you open candy crush press connect to Facebook then your progress is synced and it have 5 full lives and u don't have to wait for 10 hours or so anymore")<----DON'T TAKE THAT ADVISE!!

Michelle Sevast says:

I've been playing candy crush for about 9 months now and I'm almost done with the game, I was doing that clock thing changing ahead the time two hours to get more lives. But now I'm up to March 27, 2014 and my clock automatically goes back to the right time. Even though I don't have it on automatic. I didn't know I had to set it to automatic everytime I set it ahead and get my lives. And my clock on Candy Crush 's time has a thousand numbers! Now I can't get no lives! Does anyone know how to fix this? PLEASE HELP ME!:-(

trestella28 says:

the only thing I can suggest is set the right time in your settings go to the game and try to play the level you are at when it says no more lives click on more lives now and purchase 5 more lives for 99 cents. this should reset the time if you are willing to spend 99 cents you have to have your account setup to do in app purchases or this will not work and remember your general settings have to be on the today's date and the time now very important. hope this helps.

butterflower says:

open candy crush app, the time for next live will display thousands (depending on how many 'advanced hours' you took). close candy crush app, set date to next year. you could also set to the next day/hour of the thousand minutes but skip the hassle and just change the year. open the candy crush app, now the lives are back to 5 (full). close the app, set date to current date. open the candy crush app. now the lives are back to 5, no timer displaying thousands of minutes.

next time you want to play, open the app, check lives (5), quit app, change date to LAST YEAR and 00 hrs, reopen app and play. once the lives are used up, change the hours. then when 23hrs are used up, change the date (add one day). you can play for hours with 3 calendar days.

poiuygfdsa says:

You are literally too stupid to insult.

ASAP_Gregorio says:

So if i change the time to get more lives what happens? anything bad? phone mess up? anything lol

Alexandru Lucian Lucian says:

Hi,

I found a way to pass candy crush levels without playing them really easy. Is possible to earn some money if I tell the secret?I can prove it! Will be a big lose for Candy Crush!

marferg1 says:

Hello i am so addicted to candy crush but i have been stuck on level 165 for over a month i can not get pass that level any suggestions..I love this game..

lionsofthesea says:

It's called a crystal ball MOTHA FUCKA

robespierre rimbaud says:

In all actuality, the candy is called a nonpareil.

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Rebecca Raridan says:

My 3 years old daughter called it a cookie one day, so that is what I call it, LOL.

cguilbeau22 says:

Great tips, here's another one that I recently found out about. When you combine 2 Donut Holes they will crush all the candies on the board.

Kidd2446 says:

The candy with the check? combined with matching two same colors transforms it into the wrapped candy which is a TNT.

metllicamilitia says:

Hmm, I beg differ on the stripe wipe tip. I have swiped horizontally and had the candy clear a vertical strip, it's rather frustrating. Pretty much every other tip I've figured out, if I learn something new I'll be sure to post it. I'm only on level 63 right now and I thoroughly despise chocolate.

Michelle Haag says:

No, she's correct. The candy stripes are determined by the direction of swipe when it was created. So swiping vertically to make a combo of 4 will result in a vertical striped candy. From there, the stripes determine which direction will be cleared. A vertically striped candy will clear a vertical row, even if swiped horizontally to activate. Make sense?

Georgia says:

The only time I don't know which way it will go is when it randomly cascades into a 4 in a row. That's when I am not sure which I will get a vert or horiz.

Hi Michelle !

Michelle Haag says:

Hi Georgia! Thankfully, I knew these tips, or I'd be cursing you for making me run for the iPad. <3

Kevin Horn says:

In my experience, when it cascades into a 4-in-a-row, the stripes will be in the same orientation as the 4-in-a-row. If it cascades into a vertical 4-in-a-row, the stripes will be vertical. Likewise for the horizontal. What I have yet to determine is which of the 4 on the horizontal will become the striped candy. It doesn't matter for the vertical, since it's just going to drop down anyway.

Daniel Robinson1 says:

If they are cascading down they will always be horizontal. If they slide they can be vertical. Also when you combine 2 horizontal candies one will go vertical wiping 2 rows out. Even if they are both vertical. My favorite 2 to combine are 2 donuts it wipes out the whole board. Also I have not made it to the check marked candies yet. As for licorice the black looking boxes are licorice. The chocolate covered sprinkled donuts. I really dont like the donut wrapped candy effect. I hoped it would be something cooler. I prefer the stripped and donut over them 2. Either way this game is so addicting. I also think their is some other cheat. There is a guy on my friends list he always scores 2 times as much as everyone and he is almost at the end of the Candy Crush map.

wfa31 says:

Hi Georgia, sorry for the awkward message but i was wondering of a way to do so. I have a message to you and guys on iMore, i really would love to join you guys, Is there any way to do so? I mean i would love to write for iMore, can i?

Leanna Lofte says:

I used to be confused about this, too. But Georgia and Michelle are correct. You're thinking it about it the way I used to, the direction that you use the candy. But how you use it has nothing to do with how it will respond.

  • If the stripes are going horizontally, then it will clear horizontally even if you use it vertically.
  • The way you get the candy, determines its stripe direction. If a vertical swipe is how you completed the match-4, then the stripes will be vertical.
metllicamilitia says:

That makes sense, I'll have to watch for that then, level 63 sucks, 4 corner jelly surrounded by chocolate and only 20 moves

Daniel Robinson1 says:

Haha wait till you get to the bombs. That are on corners that are in islands all by them selves. Then you will have some levels where the only way to get past them is to make stripped candies.

Meg Forrest says:

Just wait until 65. I've been there forever on my iphone!

Laurie Allen1 says:

Me too! I've been stuck on this stupid level for a month!!!!

Darren Wang says:

Not necessarily you know you still have to face 147, 110,169,207 and 208

Darren Wang says:

I was stuck on ten for about 2 weeks

Yujien Kyotaka says:

How to unlock level without buying $? I'm now at level 35. Thanks before

Leanna Lofte says:

It's all about sprinkle/sprinkle combo.

cardfan says:

Funny you mentioned level 181 or so. I think that's when I quit playing. Uninstalled from devices, removed from Facebook.

August Banks says:

Couple more tips:

* The game counters on Facebook, and your mobile are different, you get 5 lives on each.

* If you get free lives gift from friends, only used them when you have less than 5 lives. Since 5 lives is the max (assuming you don't pay the outrageous 8 lives upgrade price).

eny2002 says:

True. And also, if you opened the gifted lives from your mobile you can store them in the inbox of the app. And use them only when you need them.

Tina Dickerson says:

How do I store them in the inbox? Thanks so much.

cardfan says:

Yep, that's per device. So you could play on iphone. Then pick up ipad and play 5 more. Then go to PC and play 5 more. What stinks is that there's certain levels you'll need to pay to advance on. I couldn't take the nickel and diming. Instead of being rewarded for passing levels, you get stopped via the trains or planes halting your progress. Bonus powerups? Forget it.

It's a fun game but it's designed to take your money. But you're not paying for the enjoyment, you pay at times to be less annoyed. That's not a good reason to pay.

Angie Campbell says:

I've never paid a dime for my play time and I'm on level 251. Just about all my friends are playing and are more than willing to help me advance if I ask for it (because they know I'll do the same for them). Those train/plane stops are just speed bumps as far as I'm concerned. I usually have 3 friends who will respond to my request for help within 30 minutes. We're all pathetically addicted, so response time is pretty quick LOL. I love the game but I'll never understand why anyone actually pays for something that can be played for free.

Juanita Boggs says:

Hey can I add you and ur candy crush friends to my Facebook?! Hardly any of my friends play candy crush and so it takes DAYS b4 I'm able to get 3 tickets. Ugh :( and I refuse to pay for them lol.

Daniel Robinson1 says:

I havent had to pay money yet and I am in the mid 100's.

Loretta Dingman says:

"* If you get free lives gift from friends, only used them when you have less than 5 lives. Since 5 lives is the max (assuming you don't pay the outrageous 8 lives upgrade price)."

I have closed and not accepted the free lives, but they still disappear. I only play on facebook, and am frustrated not having those lives once I use up the 5 I start with. What am I doing wrong?

Meg Forrest says:

Yes, I have the exact same problem! Anyone know how to fix this?

SALB2013 says:

Facebook has never let you store your extra lives and I have no idea why.

eny2002 says:

Hi Georgia. What the candy with a check inside does is create one candy of the "orders" you have to clear on those type of levels. So they are only useful in the levels of "collect all the orders", it has no effect in the ones clearing jelly or bringing down the fruits.

Georgia says:

Ha thank you perfect !!

ROSES5682 says:

Thanks Georgia, fun little post.

metllicamilitia says:

New tip I just found out, connecting three rows of candy also creates the sprinkle. As in connecting two creates the candy bomb, connecting three creates the sprinkle.

Georgia says:

Send me a screen shot. Do you mean a 3 by 3 square ?

ght says:

I think that's because it's actually creating a 5-in-a-row and ignoring the extra row. If I understand correctly, you are looking at a T-shaped setup with tow candies in each leg (all the same color, but the "hub" of the T is a different color. Swiping a candy of the T color into the hub will generate a disco candy, but it is really only because you created 5 in a row from the two legs in the same row. It just ignores the extra leg. Too bad it doesn't create some sort of super-disco candy.

Daniel Robinson1 says:

I believe it is any 5 candy combination with a minimum of 3 in a direction say you get some to drop into a I form 3 up top 3 below and 3 going down middle anyway you can for 5 or more connection. The easiest way is the straight line, But other ways can be done it is always on drop downs. It is impossible to make one other then straight line without the drop down effect cause. The 3 in a row. I have only got 2 maybe 3 with the drop down of the 5 connect of forming a I or extra fat T.

rodrigonew says:

For "cheat time for extra lives" one, there's a better way: go to settings>set date and time>set manually>add a day. Then you go to candy crush, verify that the 5 lives were added and BEFORE PLAYING you go back to settings and change it to be set automatically. This way you don't have to make up for the lost time, it somehow doesn't register the increase of a day if you don't loose any lives before changing it back.

Lamome says:

Hi, I have been stuck on level 30 (newbie !) and have tried to apply your tips without any luck so far, even after getting 2 side by side donuts holes. Any more tips please ?

Daniel Robinson1 says:

Sometimes it just takes time. Most of it is a bunch of luck. I have also noticed that if you wait a day to play. The first couple lives it seems to favor you in the drops you get like it wants you to beat the level. So taking a day off/always have 5 lives seems to work the best for the luck. Maybe it is me it just seems to have worked that way for me.

Lamome says:

Thanks Daniel. I will certainly try your suggestion of leaving the game alone for at least a day. I agree too that a fair amount of luck is needed and it got me out (eventually) of game 80 ! I am now struggling with rising chocolate squares and cherries and nuts on 85 ! I will eventually get out I am sure. Thank you very much for your answer.

Susie Pavey says:

My husband (Martin) and I are on level 102. How on earth can we clear bombs, chocolates and bring fruit to the bottom. We are both geriatric..... In our 60s, hahaha, just cant work it out. We use our iPads. I have also tried using my computer which is sooooo slow. We have bought an AP called candy crush cheats, but the chap (in germany) always has millions (ok several) stripes, sprinkles and sweetie wrappers..... Perhaps he has bought a load of stuff to assist. Yes we are addicted but are sooo stuck. Please help before we delete.

Daniel Robinson1 says:

Again most of these levels a strictly luck based just keep playing you will get by it. I know people that have been stuck on levels for months. Fortunately for me I get lucky and get by them. I seem to have the most trouble with the Ice clearing boards. But the level you are talking about is one of the levels I was stuck on for a couple days. I also know someone who is still stuck on it they were on it when I got there and they are still on it.

Jenn_Weekley says:

I have an iPhone I open candy crush go to menu reset and play levels until I get the bonus pink round disk (level 14 or 15) then I reconnect to Facebook and use these helpers to beat higher levels that are more difficult. I am on level 306 now! I was stuck on a few and used to play same level for 3+ weeks to beat it try this and good luck to both of you! Happy playing!

Rondee Sands says:

Just a heads up on free life's! You don't have to pay back the time. For Iphone Go into your settings and change your date(not time) ahead 2 months. Then go back into the game. You will see your life's are full again. VERY IMPORTANT- do not start playing the game again or go into any levels yet. Go back to your setting on your phone and set the date back. Then go back into game and your new lives are there without having to make up anytime. WAH-LA.

Richelle Rivera says:

What r u guys talking about when you say that you have to eventually pay for these lives you cheat the game for? Do you mean financially?

Daniel Robinson1 says:

They mean you have to wait longer to get lives. Not that it will cost you any money.

Kathy Harman says:

That's hilarious that you are a therapist specializing in stress and anxiety! As I suffer from both and I have to say that THIS GAME causes BOTH for me LOL... However I can't stop playing. Thanks for the tips, I will let you know how I do :)

monix14 says:

One time I was at the train stop and it told me to ask for friends help in order to pass...well I don't know what I touched but it gave me the option of finishing three screens in order to pass. I don't know what I did and I don't know how to do it again. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Kevin Horn says:

I experienced the same thing at one point, but I only finished one level and decided to hit the red X to to go out and look at something else. It never gave me the opportunity to finish the other two levels. Haven't seen anything similar since.

Dimitra LesDi says:

You were probably playing via phone or ipad.. and lost your internet connection for a while. What you describe is the option the game gives you to unlock the next episode if you're not connected to facebook. Never the less, the mobile application is not an online game necceserilly... :)

Mukhliisah says:

If you're signed out of Facebook or will offer you the option of being three mini levels as you obviously can't ask friends to unlock for you. If you reach the plane or train stop and don't want to pay and don't have any friends to ask for help, un-sync from Facebook and it will offer you the mini games to unlock. I'm on 102 and haven't paid anything. .. yet.

As did the extra lives, I'm on Droid and even if it tells me I have to wait 154783 seconds I just go in and set the time forward at least 154783 second. Some people assumed the free lives trick stopped working but inky because when they were told they had to wait I don't know six months, they'd only set the date ahead one day and clearly that would not fill lives.

Kevin Michaluk says:

Candy Crush is the best. Thanks for the great article iMore. I keep referring friends and family to this page!

Michael Holmes says:

How do I use the Facebook tickets. I'll get tickets from friends but when I accept them it won't let me use them. It ask me to ask friends again or purchase a ticket.

Richelle Rivera says:

When "cheating lives", what do u guys mean by saying that you'll eventually have to pay for them. Do you mean financially, like they'll take it from your credit card?

HeyPretty says:

What they mean is, when you set the time forward, you trick the game into thinking it's XXtime. When you set the time back to real time, the game will continue thinking it's XX time until 1 second after XX time when time resumes it's normal pace. They will not charge your credit card. You will end up having a longer wait to get new lives because you "cheated time."

To avoid that, simply change the time, launch CC, confirm your 5 lives, exit CC, change the time back to regular, and reopen CC.

cholewinskia says:

Not financially, no. If you set your time forward to get the 5 lives, play, and then set your time ack to normal, you will owe lives. It will take longer to get more.

amber02072 says:

They can't take anything from your credit card unless you provide them with it! You absolutely do not have the purchase anything to play Candy Crush!!
To get the free lives, only set the time ONE DAY ahead, open Candy Crush app (DO NOT PLAY YET) see that your lives are full, exit the app and change the setting back to the correct day. That's it! I've been playing all night without any help from my fb friends! I have not paid anything and I never will and I'm on level 140! Happy Crushing!!!

Georgia says:

Sorry if didnt reply to Candy Crush help sooner. If you want any help on a level just message me on twitter and ill help. @Georgia_Prime

Good luck crushing !

DebSec says:

Is there a way to unlock the next level w/o asking friends?

ashly5584 says:

Click on the settings button (bottom left corner) then click the green gear button. Scroll to the bottom of the list and select "[f] log out" then confirm. Go back to the train and it'll give u the option to complete 3 quests to pass

bhs14 says:

I finally got this to work - thanks so much for the tip. Is it normal for it to only let you play 1 quest each 24 hours?

Steven Martin2 says:

Im stuck on level 135 in candy crush and am not sure what itis im supposed to do I see the thingsin top right corner but still unsure what they are so please help me out

RardnaS says:

I am also stuck on that level. The level needs you to get two wrapped candies and combine them. Twice. I don't understand why I was getting a bunch of the mystery candies (that gave wrapped candies) the first time I played but not since...

Paul Louis III says:

On the mobile app you can choose to "play quests" (normally 2 star previous levels) rather then asking friends. Even thought it says you have to wait 24 hours between each quest you can still move the time forward on your device to enable the next level.

Also, if you use the above cheats for lives/quests make sure after you open the app and confirm the quest is open/lives are refreshed that you close the app and turn back the clock to the current date/time otherwise you will wind up with a lot of downtime between sessions.

Monika Skrydstrup says:

I don't wait for 30 min for a new life. When you run out of lives, push try again and close the window, and when save the pets come up close that window with the X push on the level you are working on and when out of live comes up close that window with X just keep closing the windows till new life comes up and you watch a 30 sec video. get a new life every time.

Janie Lopez says:

I wait for my 5 life's an ask my Facebook friends to sand me life's and moves all day and I'm on 104 and can't pass it and I think about it all the time and how I'm going to play my next 5 life's and my kids think I'm crazy for play ...

vanscore says:

Here's a tip I haven't seen anyone post: Yes it takes luck and some of the best kind (especially on levels with relatively low number of moves) is getting a starting board that's primed for quick stripe or sprinkle donuts. As long as you don't begin the level you can exit (end game) and come right back in without using a life. Keep exiting and coming back to new random layout until one comes primed to create a sprinkle (or remove tough chocolate, etc) with just one or two moves. It's like givin yor luck a leg-up!

Stephanie Goswick says:

I passed stage 50 needed a train ticket to move on asked friends someone sent me one I accepted ticket and it still won't let me move on where is my ticket and what do I need to do

ashly5584 says:

You have to get 3 tickets to advance

Markita Agnew says:

Are you sure? The same thing happens to me. I've received over 3 tickets from FB friends but it never registers or advances.

me gusta says:

Here I'm on a good level an found out about the check candyNote: we have a page in Facebook about this game, click here to like us, if we have any news about the game, we will immediately updated up. so that you can see the content in the shortest.
At level 130 you will unlock the mystery candy booster.It's a pink candy with a tick on see picture.

You can only use it on "collect Orders" levels. When it appears on the board it can be any colour candy but it will have a check mark on it same as the picture.

When you match it with other candies of the same colour it will turn into something useful to you. In the picture above I have an orange mystery candy which I will match with the two orange candies to give. A wrapped candy.

The images are from level 336 for which I need to match stripes and wraps and make a colour bomb...It is possible that if I get another mystery candy it may turn into a colour bomb. You will get several Mystery candies falling during the level and they will always be useful.

Rolfi says:

Indeed Gergia, all you mentioned works, figured them all out a while ago. But meanwhile I found an even better cheat; simply increase the number of moves. That helps a lot on most boards. ;)

azbelle says:

Does anyone have any advice for Level 140 (have to get 99 candies cleared of 3 different colors). I have been stuck on it forever.

CovClaire says:

If you are playing on iPad you don't need to change the time to get extra lives. Simply delete the app from you iPad and then go to 'purchased' in you App Store. From there you can reload Candy Crush from the cloud. When complete, open the app and log into Facebook again and it will retain your progress and give you 5 lives. It only takes a couple of minutes and you don't have to pay back any time. NOTE: You will only retain progress if you play via Facebook.

Tina Edstrand says:

HELP HELP HELP ...stuck at level 181 about to pack it in..any hints ???

Laura Onovo says:

I have completed level 77 twice on my iPad but its not moving to next level does anyone one know what I can do as so frustrating Laura

Kevin Michaluk says:

Did you not meet the points requirement? Sometimes you can clear all the jelly, but if you don't get enough points while doing it you'll have to play it again.

iphone_6750 says:

I'm now on level 386 via PC cause I had completed level 365 which available on iPhone by this time. I had play this game for quite some time (in months) is there a way to find out when is the date we started to play level 1 on Candy Crush Saga?

Kindly let me know if there is a way. Thanks

katie rose says:

U r wrong the best combos are freckle and freckle or as u say sprinkle donut hole but there's not even a hole what the hell any way freckle and freckle clear the hole board of every thing and will complete the level in a second

Steffanie Redwing says:

Iam stuck on level 167 :'( any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million

Tracy Hardison says:

I have been stuck on level 158 for months (I think). I'm not exactly sure of goal and I definitely don't know how to reach it. HELP please!

Summer Blackburn says:

What do you mean by eating chocolates?

Joan Walton Renken says:

Any help I can get for level 44 would be appreciated.

Beatrice Hayes says:

I would like to know in a more simpler term how to get pass level 135 oncandy crush. Can someone please help

Beatrice Hayes says:

Cannot get off level 135 please help

Beatrice Hayes says:

Cannot make them wrapped candies maybe 2 or 3 but not 6

RACU2012 says:

Hi I'm playing mystery quests and got stuck with this pop up message.
"The candy for this mystery quest has not yet been created. Complete the other quests first and check back later!"
Anyone know what this means? It's not the 24hour wait for each quest.

Nicole Threadgall says:

If you're using your phone just go to settings and set time and day to one day ahead and then go open the candy crush app and you will have a full set of lives then go set your time and date back to auto(iphone5) and keep doing this whenever you need lives. You will never have to "make up time"
You mention "nuts" and "fruit". I've never seen any on candy crush. I am on level 135. Maybe those are in a upper level??

Kim Warlick says:

Im only on level 110 and I have had numerous levels that require you to drop cherries and apples off the board ;)

Kim Warlick says:

Not sure if this is a new tip to anyone but when I play on my Galaxy Note 2 phone or on my Galaxy Note 10.1 I can go to settings, application manager, to candy crush saga and simply clear my cache file...then open candy crush, resync to facebook and have 5 new lives. I do this all day long ;) Still havent managed to find a way to do this on my iPad though ;)

xthatdudex says:

On an Android device rooted, no need to change time. Just use titanium backup to backup app data when you have 5 lives, then restore it if you run out before passing the level. If you pass the level, take another backup. The nice part about this is your lives timer doesn't reset when backing up or restoring. So even if you took your original backup with two lives, then fail to pass a level, when you restore it, your timer will still reflect the elapsed time, and not the time it was at prior to backup. I never run out of lives!

mr mr1 says:

I had Candy Crush loaded on my Android tablet. I was in the middle of playing it when I noticed something downloading. I swiped to see what the download was and it was an update on Candy Crush. It took approx. 20 seconds and then my screen went black. Since then I have not be able to re-install or play Candy Crush. Any suggestions?? BTW- I have a Le Pan tablet and everything else on there is just fine. I have tried to click on it on my FB page and the same thing happens as well. :(

Jules M Spav says:

I am on level 130 what are the 2 striped balls + on one side and 5 on the other side? Help

Jules M Spav says:

Its asking me to fill the order of 5 of these thats what the 5 stands for but I have no idea how to get the striped balls with a plus sign on the left side?

Bunnie Walker says:

I think the plus just indicates more than one in the order.

Mary Douglas says:

I'm at level 130 but don't understand the order. 5 striped balls, but nothing registers when I DO get a striped ball. Am I in CC hell? Please help me understand the order.

Bunnie Walker says:

This is not a cheat, but an observation....I play on my ipad, gs3, and desktop. The game levels sync but the lives do not so you can play a total of 15 lives over three devices!!

Sandy Porter says:

Level 122 says get 40,00 pts in 35 moves. I got rid of the caged bomb right away and got over 100,000 pts but it says I failed the level. Why? Bombs kept appearing and I kept getting rid of them even after I got 40,000 points. It never took over and finished. Finally a bomb went off. I did what it said. Do you have to get rid of every bomb? If so, how do you know when that is?

Justin Reyner says:

The article says: "The two best combinations are the wrapped candy and the stripped candy, and the sprinkle donut hole and the stripped candy. "

No. The best double candy combination is swapping two color bombs ("sprinkle donut hole"). This will clear the entire board.

lisalisabol says:

Actually for tip number 10, if you change your time ahead three hours, then go into candy crush, it will show 5 lives and FULL. Then go out of CC and back to your time. Change it back to normal and you will still have 5 lives and be FULL. You can then play the 5 lives, and then repeat. You never have to "pay" back time!

marferg1 says:

HELP HELP I need to know how to get iff level 165.
Stuck for over a month!!! :(

slkmbhusker says:

Does anyone know why the EXTRA MOVES given to you by friends cannot be used on the iPad

ledalee1 says:

I am stuck on level 33 and im very frustrated any advice i cant pay for extras is there a way to get the fish or chocolate sprinkle with out paying? tyia

candycrushqueen says:

I have NEVER paid a dime to get to or through any level of candy crush. I am on level 380 some levels take a little longer to get through but I GET THROUGH THEM!. As far as lives are concerned, I play both on the computer and phone apps, I continually request lives from friends, and I use them as needed. Currently I have 289 lives stored on my phone app to use at will. I will NEVER waste my money on a game. Its strategy baby....pure strategy.....

KShinabery212 says:

None of those really seem to be cheats. They seem to be what Candy Crush already explains in the beginning of the game. Great write up... but am I wrong.... there are no cheats in your article. Granted cheating is bad :)

Dailigh says:

Unlimited lives on iOS.
1. No lives left?
2. Go to settings -> date/time to manual -> set date forward by one day
3. Back to Candy Crush, now you have 5 lives.
4. No lives left? Goto step 2 again. Rinse and repeat.
5. Finished playing? No problem goto settings and set date forward one day
6. Start Candy Crush and verify 5 lives, but DO NOT START A LEVEL
7. Go back to settings and set date/time to automatic
8. Go back to Candy Crush and you will have 5 lives with the correct date and time.

Honey O says:

Need help I am on level 80 need to move to the next level and ask friend to ask friends to unlock. I have asked friend. But when I receive unlock it won't unlock my level. Do I need to wait like playing quest

SALB2013 says:

If you got the three tickets and it didn't unlock there is a technical problem so you need to contact support

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Valerie Sanders says:

Can anyone tell me how to use the extra moves that I have piled up from friends sending them to me from facebook. I can't figure out how to be able to use them. Ty.

heidi reese says:

To get constant lives, go to application, hit on candy crush, press clear data, sign back in and you get 5 lives all day,

Bhullar Mustafa says:

Guy if you are using android phone, you no need to cheat time to get extra life, if you game is linked with facebook, just go the apps setting, then go the the cany crush app then go to the botton of the where you will find clear cookies, so clear the cookies go back to the game if you say to login facebook just allow it and you will get free lifes, just less the 15 second, and you will get any time,
hope you will understand my funny english,

Shane Buckley says:

I found this website that gives you free striped candys, colour bombs, lollipops and extra moves! really came in helpful, was stuck on level 86 for about a month! http://freecandycrush.weebly.com/

tatted doll says:

I have a problem guys. I want back to change my time back and when I set it back to automatic time and go back to game it is telling me I have to wait 7000 hours or something crazy like that. What do I do?

Georgia says:

All you have to do is change the time a day forward and then look at your game but don't play then put the day back to auto date and you will not have to wait 7000 hours anymore.

tytyguy says:

http://www.candycrushaid.com has some great tips as well if you cannot beat a level.

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Jeanette Ioppolo says:

I am upto 485 and cant go any further on my phone which sux! And even in the new owl level bit im finished and nothing will open further. This is my only issue!
I keep going over levels now to get 3 stars.
I wanna know how people can get the 18mil pointers on levels I can only get for example, 30000 :-/

Wendy Barney says:

nHi I've been stuck on level 350 for weeks now I need hellllp its driving me insane thanks

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Scott Sivewright says:

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OTCHRussell says:

Thanks for your help. I came here because I had no idea why I was getting pink bows :-}. I just finished level 350. I was vey slow figuring out some of the moves. I think I was up to 150 before I realized the direction of the stripes wasn't random! I also just figured out that a T shape will give you a wrapped candy. I thought it was only the L shape! It's nice to find a site that tells you what CC won't.

Ralph Allcandycrush says:

I am stuck at level 35 and the only thing I can figure out about my difficulty is that there are lesser moves and lesser combinations of candies. Its so very obvious!!! Is there a special trick to master this level?? :(

Malay Adhikary says:

Crushing candies on the bottom is better than crushing candies at the top, because candies drop down, creating the potential for a cascade effect that essentially gives you free moves.
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Rita Giles says:

I have been on level 165 for many, many months does someone know how I can get off of this level? I stopped playing candy crush for 5 to 6 months. Now I'm back and I'm still stuck on this level and it's been over a week now. It requires you to get so many three different colors off the board, but the number of blue candies that requires you to get aren't even available on the board to clear.

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