Best Candy Crush Saga Cheats, Tips, and Hints to Climb the Leaderboard

Mihir Patkar 01-06-2017

It’s hard to believe that Candy Crush Saga has been around for more than five years. For many people, that’s five years of addiction to one of the best puzzle games 20 Cool Puzzle Games You Can Play Free in Your Browser Browser-based games are perfect for a quick casual game. Pick one from these quick puzzle games to stimulate your brain. Read More on the planet.


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The Basics of Candy Crush Saga

The game’s premise is simple. You have a level full of candies. Match three similar candies to destroy them. Use special candies, boosters, and other tricks to fulfill the level’s objective. Level objectives change all the time — they range from removing all candies to grabbing ingredients and more.

All of this is pretty easy to understand. The game starts with a tutorial that will teach you these basics. But for the sake of clarifying, let’s lay out the special candies.

Striped Candy

  • How to earn it — Match four special candies in a straight line.
  • What it does — Destroys all jelly and chocolate in the line that the stripes point in.

Wrapped Candy

  • How to earn it — Match five candies in an L or T shape.
  • What it does — Destroys all eight pieces surrounding it.

Color Bomb Candy

  • How to earn it — Match five candies in a straight line.
  • What it does — Destroys all candies of one color.

But you didn’t come here to learn these basics, did you? You came to find tricks and cheats for the game. So let’s get into those. By the way, huge fans should check our Candy Crush Friends Saga tips The Best Candy Crush Friends Saga Cheats and Tips Candy Crush Friends Saga is the latest puzzle game in the Candy Crush series. Try these Candy Crush Friends Saga cheats! Read More as well.

Tip #1: Know the Best and Worst Combos

When you have two special candies in adjoining slots, you can match them to create a special candy combo. But not all combos are particularly useful.


Combos to Use

  • Striped + Wrapped — Clear three lines vertically and three horizontally.
  • Striped + Color Bomb — Turn all jellies of the striped candy’s color into striped candies, and explode them.
  • Color Bomb + Color Bomb — Clear the whole level.

Combos to Avoid

  • Wrapped + Wrapped — Destroy adjoining blocks twice.
  • Color Bomb + Wrapped — Turn all jellies of the wrapped candy’s color into wrapped candies, and explode them.
  • Striped + Striped — Clear everything in vertical and horizontal lines.

The combos to use are the most effective at clearing large sections of the level, while the combos to avoid take up good candies and do little.

That said, don’t always avoid Striped + Striped. It can be useful, but if you have limited striped candies, it’s better to save one of these till you get a wrapped candy or color bomb next to it.


Most importantly, don’t use a special candy as soon as you see it. Figure out further moves so you can create a combo.

Tip #2: Make the Right Striped Candy

Of all the special candies, the striped candy is the easiest to make. You’ll often see opportunities to line up four candies. The question is how you use it.

You’ll have noticed that striped candies burst to take out the line in which the stripes point. So if the stripes are horizontal, it’ll take out the row, while if the stripes are vertical, it’ll take out the column. But did you know that you can control how the stripes appear?

Striped candy patterns are all about opposites. If you line up four candies horizontally (left to right), you will get a striped candy with vertical stripes. If you line up four candies vertically (top to bottom), you’ll get a striped candy with horizontal stripes.


This is one of the most important strategies to plan in Candy Crush Saga. Often, the striped candies will determine if you can pass the level or not. For example, in any level where you have to collect the acorn and cherry ingredients, you need to clear columns, not rows. Line up four candies horizontally and you’ll get a vertically-striped candy that will destroy the whole column for you.

Tip #3: Use the Three-Move Rule

If you don’t play a move for a few seconds, Candy Crush Saga will help you out by highlighting a possible move. Far too often, especially when you start out, it is tempting to use this suggestion. Don’t fall for it! The game doesn’t always highlight the best move — it’s completely random.

Instead, take a pause and look at the whole board, then use the three-move rule. It’s simple. At the start of the level or at any difficult situation, figure out what your next three moves are going to be, and play according to that.

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Tip #4: Restart a Level Without Losing Lives

Every time you start a new level, the order of the jellies is completely randomized. And sometimes, this leads to a bad arrangement when you start out. What do you do when you get one such bad puzzle?

Here’s a secret: you can restart the level without losing a life! Before you play any move, exit the level. Then start it again, and you’ll get a new arrangement. This only works if you haven’t played a move.

This restarting trick is also a good reason to take some time at the beginning and strategize your next three moves.

Tip #5: Be Stingy With Boosters

Candy Crush Saga rewards with you boosters every now and then. These boosters can do everything from starting you off with a Color Bomb to clearing up all blockers. Again, you should know which boosters to use and which ones to be stingy with.

  • Sweet Teeth — It looks like a set of dentures, but this is probably the best booster of them all. Sweet Teeth clears up all blockers on a level. Save it for a level with far too many blockers that you can’t seem to get rid of.
  • Bomb Cooler — Some levels of CCS have bombs, ticking down with each move. If the bomb explodes, it’s game over. Unfortunately, you’ll often find that the bomb is going to explode just one or two moves before you can finish. At that time, the Bomb Cooler booster is brilliant. It adds an extra five moves to all bombs in the level, saving you from having to solve it again.
  • Lollipop Hammer — Save these! Always, always, always save these. The Lollipop Hammer is the “in case of emergency” hammer for Candy Crush Saga. It will destroy anything you want, and is massively helpful.

Tip #6: Get Unlimited Lives Without Waiting or Begging

Yup, there is a way you can get unlimited lives on CCS without waiting. And no, you don’t need to beg your Facebook friends Connecting Games To Facebook -- What's In It For You? You're in the zone on your favorite puzzle game. You catch the false move that would have doomed you before you commit to it, and a moment later, you finally seize sweet victory! Read More for lives either. This is a major cheat and works only on mobile phones. It doesn’t work on the Facebook version of Candy Crush Saga.

  1. Close the Candy Crush app on your phone.
  2. Go to your phone’s Settings, find the Date & Time menu, change it from automatic to manual, and set it to tomorrow.
  3. Start Candy Crush Saga, and you will see that you have five lives again. Start a level, and then switch back to Settings.
  4. Go back to the Date & Time menu and change it from manual to automatic so you are back to reality.

You can do this as many times as you want to fill up your five lives without having to wait. But if you’re doing this often, you might want to check yourself for signs of gaming addiction.

Which Level of Candy Crush Saga Are You On?

With these hints, tips, and cheats, you should hopefully be able to progress quickly in Candy Crush Saga. In no time, you’ll be climbing through the levels and leaving your friends in the dust The 8 Best Facebook Instant Games to Play With Friends Here are the best Facebook Instant games to try on your phone or in a browser, great to play with family and friends! Read More .

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I’m on level 111 right now. What level are you on? And which is your favorite level of CCS so far? Tell us in the comments below!

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  1. Marsha
    September 16, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Help, please! I'm on level 104. I'm supposed to fill the hearts. How do I do that? Thanks!

  2. Gail Hunt
    July 20, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Level 1623. Still loving it!!

  3. Umme FA
    November 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    @ #3394 ... This game is my addiction!

  4. Umme FA
    November 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    On #3394 .. This game is addiction!

  5. Jydith
    September 10, 2018 at 1:09 am

    I’m at level 149 candy crush sag . I’m loosing lives left and right because I’m not getting movement . This isn’t my fault it’s the games fault . How am I going to win this level??

  6. Stefan
    August 8, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I was at level 1650-something when I rebooted my computer. I had saved as well as I could, with sign-in and FB. But it was all gone, it had my name and account but it was reset to level 1. Now I´m back on 1446, SOON I'll be BACK!!! (I cleared 3096 levels)

  7. Stefan
    August 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Can someone help me with levels around 1400. First, what are they called, those "clocks"? And WHEN do they explode?!? I've cleared 10-15 of the levels and I have absolutely no idea what made them explode.
    I hit them on any level, again and again and again and again and again and again, they seem to explode absolutely randomly, please help.

    • Samantha
      November 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      I am currently on level 2195.. and I only have 1 friend that is 1k levels ahead of me, so u just wanna catch up.. slowly but surely I will get there..

    • Samantha
      November 13, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Gotta connect by them 5 times for them to explode.. you will see the stars sparkle next to them before they explode..

  8. Cheryl
    May 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I have been playing #257 and it has not given me credit for collecting the 3 requirements to win. This happened today and yesterday. I’m done! Very frustrating.

    • Emmanuel
      August 18, 2018 at 3:19 am

      One thing CCS teaches is that nothing is impossible, am on level 2900 currently. Just believe you can do it then go ahead. Reply let me teach you cool tricks that are not online.

    • Emmanuel
      August 18, 2018 at 3:19 am

      One thing CCS teaches is that nothing is impossible, am on level 2900 currently. Just believe you can do it then go ahead. Reply let me teach you cool tricks that are not online.

  9. adit
    May 3, 2018 at 4:38 am

    kok gak bisa

  10. Jennie
    April 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    I am stuck on level 1642

  11. Nankyvilla
    March 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    On level3185

  12. Nankyvilla
    March 18, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Awaiting new levels , now on 3185 ,been waiting a few days now ! Can,t wait .

    • Missy
      April 21, 2018 at 3:28 am

      New levels come out on Wednesdays. Until then, I go way back to get more stars and “reward beans”. You’ll find it allows you to collect on levels that have a C on them. I hope this helps!

  13. Risa
    March 8, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I am on level 1798 and see no way to beat the level. There is no place for the ingredients to go.

  14. Dee
    February 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Llevel 110 can't get past the bombs help

  15. mamman nur abubakar
    February 4, 2018 at 12:31 am

    I'm on level 2157ccs

  16. Muhammad Adnan Zafar
    January 28, 2018 at 4:33 am

    I'm on 1451

  17. Nasike
    October 22, 2017 at 11:29 am

    To get more lives, just adjust your time like 2hrs ahead. You'll get 5more lives. Another cheat code, if you are expecting a reward of let's say 30 min infinity lives, adjust your time days before and claim your infinity lives. Then adjust your time to normal. Thank me later when you have more than 72hrs infinity lives

  18. Lollycruise
    October 20, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I'm on level 1722 CCS

  19. Lollycruise
    October 20, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I'm on level 1722 CCS

  20. Melissa Snipes
    October 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I'm on level 77 now. I'm not enjoying it because the queen gets more turns than I do. The computer telling me where to move doesn't hel0. I'm very frustrated with this game. I'm tempted to cancel the game itself.

  21. Monica
    June 3, 2017 at 3:35 am

    I am on 2078ccs ... This sweet tooth? I hv never seen

  22. Adela
    June 3, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Thanks for the tips. I am in level 2427.

  23. Barbara
    June 2, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Level 2523. Yes level 1476 is a good 'go to' level.

  24. Shafie
    June 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I'm on playing level 120

  25. Jeanne Doss
    June 2, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    My favorite level is 666.

  26. Lorraine Morris
    June 2, 2017 at 1:12 pm


  27. Tess
    June 2, 2017 at 2:18 am

    I've been on level 1556 FOREVER, how to win so I can move on?

    • Alvaro
      June 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      I take my hat off! I have been playing for 2 years now, on level 915 CCS, and level 918 CCSODA which I have been stuck for 2 months now. I need more help than you.

  28. Donavan Guhl
    June 2, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I am on level 2511. I reached the point where it says, new levels are coming soon until then you can go back and replay previous levels. 15 new levels come out on mobile devices each Wednesday. My favorite level so far has been level 1476, it basically plays itself. Also once you beat level 2000 CC gives you 1 of every booster as a bonus.

    • Alvaro
      June 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      I'm only on level 915 CCS, and level 918 CCS. I'm a rookie compared to you. Been playing for 2 years now, 50 game rounds weekly.
      You're one of the most advanced players I heard of. Currently stuck on level 918 CCS for 2 months, and I know levels will get trickier as I advance.

      • Jeanne Doss
        June 2, 2017 at 6:27 pm

        Just Google Candy Crush and the number of the level you are on and they will send you right to a page showing the cheats for that specific level. Good luck.