How to get lives in Candy Crush without asking or paying

Candy Crush players, don’t you just hate waiting for that life timer to expire so you can continue on with your level? Or maybe you don’t have enough Facebook friends online at that moment to send you life? And waiting for 30 minutes to replenish a single life is not a good way to spend your valuable free time.


Here’s how you can have full 5 lives whenever you want without having to bug (spam) your friends on Facebook nor spending money for it.

Each life in Candy Crush requires 30 minutes to replenish and can go up to a maximum of 5 lives. That’s 150 minutes or about 2.5 hours’ worth of wait.

To speed things up, all you need to do is to advance the time on your device/machine by 2.5 hours. Easiest way to do it is advance the date by a day in the Date/Time settings whenever you reach 0 lives. Go back to your game and you’ll get the max 5 lives.

You can repeat this process as many times as you want. But if you want to change back to the actual date/time, make sure that you have the maximum lives back in the game or else it will mess up the game’s life timer. You’ll probably see the next life replenish in 1000+ minutes if you change back the system time with less than 5 lives left in the game.

I tried this on iOS (Settings > General > Date & Time > Turn off Set Automatically) but I’m sure it will work on Android as well. Not sure if it work for the PC when played on Facebook though.

Now all you need is time to play the game.

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8 Responses

  1. Katrina says:

    Ayos! Thanks for this tip!

  2. Sarah says:

    does it really work? i’m addicted to this. hahaha. but I’ll try this method when I get so desperate and if I have the energy to change time. yes, i’m that lazy. lol

  3. norma says:

    This was working brilliantly bit I forgot to change the time back and now have something like 42, 083 minutes on my timer. Any ideas on how I can fix this???

    • Calvin says:

      advance your time to about a month or two. then see if you can get full 5 lives again. afterwards, exit the game, and change your time back to the correct one.

    • Eric says:

      Delete the app, and re-install it after you have fixed your time settings. I tried this on iOS and it works like a champ.

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