Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Trivia Crack is an insanely addicting trivia game that lets you compete against your friends and other random opponents to see who really is smarter. You'll answer questions across six different subjects in order to be the first to collect all six crowns. Along the way you can use challenge mode to steal crowns away from your opponent. The victorious winner will then receive coins and other prizes. These are our top tips, hints, cheats, and strategies to come out on top in Trivia Crack rankings every time!

1. Tackle your weakest subjects first

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

When choosing a crown, it's always a good idea to tackle your weakest crowns first. This way, you may get lucky the first try. Also, if your opponent answers the question correctly, you have a chance right from the beginning to try and steal that crown. Obtaining the subjects right from the beginning that you aren't particularly good at means the rest of the game is typically a breeze.

2. If you're going to buy anything, buy unlimited lives

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

If you want an extra boost, you can buy extra coins or free spins, but honestly, the unlimited lives package negates the reason for either of those. The $24.99 may seem a bit steep when you're used to repeatedly paying $1 for bonuses, but think about how all those dollars add up: The $25 fee is one time, and you can play all you want. And given that Trivia Crack is immune to the date-and-time shenanigans you can pull on other FTP games for sneaky extra lives, it's more than worth the cost.

3. Help rate questions to gain a slight advantage

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

In the menu section you can choose to help Trivia Crack out by rating questions. Not only does this feed more questions into the general pool a lot quicker, it gives you a sneak peek at what's coming. So next time you're out of lives, skip paying $0.99 to refill them and rate some questions instead. You'll most likely see them later so it serves as good practice and is almost as fun as playing in the first place.

Not to mention, you're also helping weed out horrible questions from showing up.

4. Challenge friends that are weak in areas you excel

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

If you tap into the side menu and choose Rankings, you can see your friend's rankings in comparison to your own. Not only that, tap on their photo to view their profile. Scroll down and you can see how they perform in each subject. Challenge friends strategically to win more games and boost your ranking faster.

5. Use challenges as a way to complete weak areas

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

If your opponent already has a crown that you need and it's a sore subject for you, take every opportunity you can to steal it when given the chance. Otherwise you're just depending on odds of landing on that trophy and getting it right. Increasing your chances in your weak subjects is always the best route.

6. The Airplane mode cheat

The Airplane mode cheat has mixed results for me and many others but feel free to give it a try. The theory is that if you follow these steps, a wrong answer won't be counted and the question will repeat itself allowing you to answer correctly after seeing the answer:

  1. Let question load
  2. Swipe up Control Center and toggle ON Airplane mode
  3. Answer question and see the correct answer
  4. Trivia Crack doesn't record the answer since you aren't connected to the internet
  5. Now that you know the correct answer, turn OFF Airplane mode
  6. Open Trivia Crack again and the same question should repeat, answer it correctly this time

Keep in mind that this pretty much takes the fun out of the game. So if you're desperate to win a particular game, take a stab at it. Otherwise, this kind of negates the point of playing if you do it with every question.

7. Screenshot particularly difficult questions for review

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

If you have a difficult question come up that you know you won't remember in the future, screenshot it. Repeat this with questions you don't think you'll remember. Now create an album on your iPhone or iPad with Trivia Crack screenshots. When you're bored, head into that album and read over those questions. Questions eventually repeat in Trivia Crack so just like anything, memory recall is important.

8. Turn Lock screen notifications off

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Trivia Crack alerts you of pretty much any little thing. Turn off Lock screen notifications if you don't want your battery to take a hit. You can still swipe down from Notification Center and see all your alerts and you'll still see banner notifications while you're using your iPhone or iPad. But doing this will save you some major battery. You'll thank me later.

Your Trivia Crack tips, hints, and cheats?

Trivia Crack: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

If you're as addicted to Trivia Crack as we are, what are some good tips, hints, cheats, or general strategies you can share? Let me know in the comments!

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23 Comments
  • It is a fun game. I seem to get a lot of the same questions recycled though. Anyone else running into this?
  • I haven't had this problem too often. More often in categories like science where it doesn't seem there is a huge wealth of questions. review questions in settings and then you should see more :)
  • Just like trivia pursuit, I am done in by sports. I usually have to try to steal or hope for a super easy question. I think I have around a 40% in sports. Luckily the people I work with, and usually play against, suck at art and are all running around 40% on art questions. Usually our games devolve into them waiting to answer sports until last to keep me from stealing, and me doing the same with art. Ally a totally opposite of trivia crack that is fun is Fun Run. Totally opposite as it requires almost no thinking. However, I really only like it with custom games where I can play against friends.
  • Science is my number 2. I submit them and never see them again. I love a good challenge. Do submitted questions ever make it?, apparently only the questions with wrong answers. I see them often, not solely in science, but all across the board.
  • I also am getting repeats often.
  • Fantastic game! Sent from the iMore App
  • Cool article and cool game. I only play against a small group of friends and family, and I am pretty decent at trivia, so I will admit that it has never occurred to me try anything like the airplane-mode tip. If I played against anyone that is so competitive that they would use airplane-mode cheats, I would probably not play against them anymore. Although the content is quite good, I have reported several questions that are inaccurate or misleading. The answers were legit, but the wording of the questions were off enough to make the combination of Q&A wrong. It has happened enough (I recall two of them off the top of my head) that I hope more people report and fact-check them.
  • I hate the 2-day time limit. I had to stop playing bc I couldn't get around to it in the 2 days. 8 days would be better so I could play on the weekends. Sent from the iMore App
  • I hate that too. Also hate that you can not buy the game and get unlimited lives.
  • I totally agree a longer period to reply would be more practical especially if you go away on a trip where you don't have access to Internet
  • Many people don't want a game on their table for a week. Play games when you have the time. It's not like reading "War and Peace".
  • If in doubt, choose the first option...if you notice the majority of correct answers are the first one which is a major flaw of the game. It is definitely not always the case but if you're total stuck and have no logical guess for an answer choose the first one.
  • Trivia Crack could be great and not just good, if not for the crowd sourced questions. Many are just awful. Poorly worded, grammar mistakes, wrong answers, repetitive. It's a tad frustrating.
  • I agree with the poor grammar issues, maybe we're in our 40s or such?
  • My grammar is better than most at 39, thank you. However the grammar as well as how certain questions are asked is aggravating. The thing I like least; there are a lot of wrong answers, my submitted questions are questioned although they are correct. Perhaps you should check the questions as opposed to any tom, **** or harry who may or may not have at least an eighth grade level of education.
  • I fully agree, sometimes I wonder if it's been verified?
  • The main problem with this game is the horribly specific statistical questions about sports. Only sports nuts would know who was the high jump winner in the 2007 Olympics or what NFL team was FIRST located in what city in 1996, or who holds the record for most yards running and (imho) crap like that. The questions are simply not general enough- and therefore in that category it is heavily weighted to give guys and sports freaks a special advantage. But it's frustrating to normal people...lol. Ditto the Entertainment music trivia that focuses a lot on hiphop....the older folks know from nothing about that. It's rather generation- and obsession-specific in these areas. I also agree that some of the questions are very poorly worded, are grammatically incorrect and/or phrased in such a way to cause confusion. Love the game but it DOES have flaws! Duplicate questions rephrased but with the same answers also abound after reaching higher levels of participation.
  • I have wondered if the spins are calculated to hit the crown every 5 or 6 times. Is it programmed that way? I also have been beat 0-6 in a matter of 3 min. or less so I wonder what methods of cheating are taking place.
  • I agree with most of these complaints. I agree the sports category is very specific but at 65 yrs old I don't follow sponge Bob & toy story or hip hop so my low % category is Entertainment lol. I couldn't find an answer to my question anywhere, why if one player walks away is not considered a win for the remaining player especially