How to advance in Candy Crush without paying or bothering your Facebook friends

I warned my sweet husband NOT to start Candy Crushas I have heard that it is extremely addicting…but he simply didn’t listen.  I am sure you have received countless invites on facebook from your friends to play Candy Crush and if you are like me it pretty much drives you crazy! Good news is Paul  was willing to write a post for all of you on how to not have to pay to advance in Candy Crush or bother your facebook friends!

Hello, my name is Paul and I’m an addict.

There, I admitted it…and you should too.  I (like many others) have become hypnotized by Candy Crush.  There’s just something about all the “sweet” and “delicious” pats on the back that keep you coming back for more.  Most games like Candy Crush let you play along, but then test your patience by offering in-app purchases to either speed up the game or add bonus helps to your arsenal.

I assumed Candy Crush would follow the same procedure as all the others…until I reached level 35.  I was left with 2 options – pay $0.99 or get 3 facebook friends to join Candy Crush to advance.  What???  I felt so robbed!  I just spent 34 levels of my life and your now going to make me pay $0.99 to waste even more of my time (or toilet time…gross but you all know it’s true)?

DON’T DO IT!  I’m here to solve your problem.  Here’s what you do:

First you need to unconnect the game from Facebook.  So, go to the homepage and click on the settings wheel.


Scroll Down to Facebook log out and do just that.


Have no worries, after you advance you can re-connect to Facebook and sync your progress to show all your friends how many times you visit the bathroom in a day.


Now go back to the level you want to unlock and you will notice a new option appear called “Play Quests!”  Victory!


You can now play quests to advance.  You have to defeat 3 quests which are way easier than regular levels.


You can only defeat 1 quest every 24 hours.  Don’t give in and pay $0.99, you can go back and work on getting 3 stars on past levels.

That’s how it’s done ladies and gentlemen!  Remember after completing the quests, you can re-connect with Facebook and gloat away.  Thanks for letting me bring you this random post! Download the new and improved version of Candy Crush today!

Want to try something new?

Try Candy Crush Soda or my husband’s latest obsession Clash of Clans.

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  • This is hilarious that he wrote a blog post about Candy Crush – love it. I am sadly someone who too has fallen victim to the sweetness of this game and play the quests to get past the levels, waiting so patiently for those 24 hours to pass quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Megan, I am glad you liked it! Hopefully these tips come in handy!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    Hi Paul and Camille!
    Did you know that if you don’t want to wait the 24 hours to do each quest, that you can go into your settings, change your date and time to be one month ahead. So say today is November 15, 2013, change it to December 13, 2013. Then if you go back to candy crush, you will just be able to click the level to continue. As soon as you click to play the next level, you can switch your date and time back to the real date and time 😉

    • Hi kathy!

      I actually was told that by Melissa’s husband after Paul posted this post. THank you for the heads up!ReplyCancel

  • Misty

    I completed all the levels…now I want to go back and try to increase my old scores…is there anyway of doing this without having to scroll down, down, down?ReplyCancel

  • Jeannette

    I cannot get out of or past level 30’i do not care to rejoin Facebook right now,
    Any help will be appreciatedReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Hernandez

    Hello my name is Vanessa and I am addicted to Sugar Crush as well!!

    I have a solution to the 24 hour rule! A friend shared this secret with me, through settings on your phone you set your phone for the next day and you will be able to play! You just have to remember to set it back to regular time or else you won’t receive any calls or texts.ReplyCancel

  • Michaela Jacobs

    Re: “You have to defeat 3 quests which are way easier than regular levels”

    I think maybe it lets you replay a level from earlier in the game. I am trying to get out of level 155, and the quests there are stinkers!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie

    Thanks for this, but it doesn’t work for me. When I log out of FB, I don’t get any synch message. When I log back in, I’m exactly where I was before. Any advice?ReplyCancel

  • Sha

    This is a great blog but I’m technically challenged and a novice. Stuck on Level 21 and wondering how to find the Candy Crush Home Page to help me unlock it. Your instructions seem clear but I can’t seem to find it. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Jody

    This is an awesome tip!! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • asti

    Thank u for your works for me….ReplyCancel

  • Yanira

    Thank you so much for this post but I need to know. Does this only work on smart phones? I also got addicted to Candy Crush and have been stuck after I completed level 35. However, I don’w own a smart phone yet and have been playing on my desktop computer via Facebook. I cannot find the homepage much less then settings. Can you please help me out.ReplyCancel

  • Yanira

    Please help me if you can. I recently started playing Candy Crush on a friends phone and got addicted. I’ve been playing at home in my desktop computer since I don’t have a smartphone yet. Can you help me get past level 35? I cannot find the homepage much less the settings wheel. I really hope I can figure this out on my pc. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • butch

    thanks big up, but those 24hrs drag!!!omgReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I don’t see a settings wheel. I play this through fb if that makes a difference.ReplyCancel

  • Paul Walker

    Sorry Yanira & Lisa, this post was for the mobile (iPhone & Android) version only. Butch as noted in some of the comments above, you can change the time settings on your phone and “trick” the game into thinking it has been 24 hours. See additional post titled “CANDY CRUSH CHEATS: HOW TO GET MORE LIVES” dated 3/10/14 for a tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Vinny

    Thank you so much for this insightful post. I am an addicted candy crusher and a cheapie at heart. Your posted helped me achieve both my objectives so thank you very much.ReplyCancel

  • Susiekc

    Does candy crush played via face book on a Mac computer receive requests for lives or keys? I’ve set it up with my husband name only to get a key when I need it , so I only have to bug two other family members..he doesn’t play, and doesn’t have an ipad or phone. No requests show up on his Facebook page on the Mac.ReplyCancel

  • Robert

    Thx I will try it now….good day:)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    I am the same as above – stuck on level 35 but only playing on a laptop. I’ve logged out of facebook, but can’t get back to cc without logging back in, so I’m guessing it just won’t work for me. Any other suggestions? Although I prefer not to have to pay for it, the game won’t allow me to anyway, if I go to buy whatever, just sits there and won’t connect to anything – obviously my computer knows I don’t like to pay! any help would be appreciated, getting tiresome on level 35 all the time … over and over – sure losing its appeal now!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Nelson

    How do I get past level 35 in candy crush dream?ReplyCancel

  • Hilda

    I don’t see a log out of Facebook option.ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    Thank you! That level 35 was driving me crazy….and now I know!ReplyCancel

  • Celeste

    I did this and now I cant connect back to Facebook! Someone help me connect back without deleting the apps!ReplyCancel

  • how to play quests in laptopReplyCancel

  • Vicky

    I have a better solution, go to Apps on your phone, then select the menu button. Then select Uninstall/disable apps, select the candy crush app, and then confirm uninstallation by selecting okay. Then put your phone down, go out and take back your life!ReplyCancel

  • pops tartc

    I shouldnt be doing this but you can get unlimited lives by simply.taking the clock on ur phone or computer and moving it ahead 3hrs, for every.3 hrs is 5 new lifes. But if u do this you then have to go back to the candy crush (through ur apps) and delete the data. Doing this though will delete ur “xtra’s” (the ones uve spun for or purchased) im also a addict this is what ive learnedReplyCancel

  • Kat

    Just completed level 455 but can’t see to go any further. It only gives me twoptions. To bother friends or pay for gold bars. Any tips on how to progress without fixing either of those?


  • Sandy


    How does one advance on an IPAD without bugging friend or paying.
    I am not even connected to Facebook on my IPAD.

    • Sara J

      I’m having the same problem. The Quest option isn’t on my iPad, where I don’t have Facebook, only choices are to pay or ask friends. I wrote King about this but never got a response. They show ‘friends’ which are random players who might or might not be playing anymore as people to ask. That results in nothing, if they’re even real, and I’m refusing to pay to get new levels. Really annoying.ReplyCancel

  • I don’t where the settings are in Windows 8 for Candy Crush so I tried logging out of Facebook and then came back on and still couldn’t get past level 35. What am I doing wrong?ReplyCancel

  • Althea Heyman

    Just past level 140 and need unlock have 21 lives but game wont unlucky whyReplyCancel


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