How to get Extra Lives in Candy Crush Using Facebook

In Tips & Tricks by Tyler Horvath January 6, 2014

One thing that can irritate a lot of people about the game of candy crush is the fact that you only get one life every 30 minutes. This means that you cannot play the game for as long as you want to if you keep losing lives. Some levels are over very quickly if there is a bomb that explodes early on. This means that you may only get a few minutes of playing time. It is possible though, to get extra lives.

Candy_CrushIf you play through Facebook then you can get your friends that also play to send you lives. You can request lives when you run out by clicking the ‘+’ sign that appears by the pink heart section that shows how many lives you have (or do not have!) However, it is much friendlier to send your friends a life, in the hope that when they pick it up they will send you back one in return. This is not always possible when playing on mobile devices, but when you first open the game in Facebook it will let you know who has sent you a life and give you the opportunity to send them one back. If they tick that option you will get a life. To send friends a life you may get the option to send them when you first open the game. You will also be able to send lives to selected players when you select a game to play, as long as they have already completed that level. If you are ahead of most of your friends, then you can go back to previous levels that they are on and open those up and send them lives that way. You will be able to see how far they have got as their photo will be next to the level that they are currently working on.  If you know that a Facebook friend is currently playing the game, as they have requested or sent a life, then send them a life and request one. You could end up sending each other lives for a while.

It is important to understand that when you play in Facebook that you will have to reload the game to pick up lives that have been sent to you while you are in the process of playing the game. It is also important to know that if you open the game after not playing for a while, you will have maximum lives and if friends have sent you any, you will not be able to take advantage of them as your lives cannot go above the maximum of five. In order to get around this, leave the game open all of the time. When you go back and play it, play out the five lives that will have accumulated and then reload the game to pick up the lives that your friends have sent to you.

A real cheats way of getting extra lives if you play on Facebook is to set up some extra profiles and then send lives from those by requesting them from your game and then logging in to those dummy profiles and sending the lives from them. If you play on a mobile device then you can reset your clock to reset your number of lives. Just set it to the following day or a significant number of hours later and your lives will become full again. Be warned though, changing your clock or date setting could upset other apps that you run so change it back again once you have stopped playing the game.

Tyler Horvath is the owner and creator of Candy Crush Aid. Candy Crush Aid is your #1 source for Candy Crush Saga Guides, Tips, Cheats & Help.


29 comments on “How to get Extra Lives in Candy Crush Using Facebook
  1. Thanks! Too bad I don't have two pads to follow you has you play it.

  2. gud info thanx now send me a free boost

  3. what about if you dont connect to facebook to aks ur friends for any life cause i hate facebook what do you do?

  4. Louise Gilligan says:

    I am connected to facebook. I start out with 5 lives and I'll get 6 friends who will give me lives, but guess what????????????? I still only get 5 lives, so what happened to the lives that my friends gave me? Where did they go?

  5. Beverly Barnhart Lantz says:

    to Louise Gilligan: when you open candy crush you will see all the lives you have been sent…if you already have 5 lives, DO NOT click accept all. wait until you are out of lives, then add up to 5. This will allow you to play longer. I just discovered this recently because I too wondered what happened to all the lives I was sent

  6. Diane Smith says:

    How do I get kingdom in order to get lives from my friends?

  7. stuck on a level for a long time ready to quit this game soon/

  8. Deborah Durian Fraser says:

    If you play on an android device, you can get more lives by clearing the data of the game in the settings. On Samsung tablets go to settings-application manager-candy crush saga. Tap on "clear data". you will have to log back into CCS to connect to FB, but you will also have 5 more lives.

  9. Deborah Durian Fraser says:

    don't give up! I spent over a month on one level. Am up to level 437 now. With the free spins you get that little extra help, which comes in handy sometimes.

  10. Deborah Durian Fraser …Thank you I'll keep on trying…

  11. Angie McGee says:

    been stuck on level 201 for over a month can't seem to pass this what am I doing wrong…

  12. Carol Westfall says:

    I've opened in the beginning and when I'm out of lives and I lose them either way unless I have less than 5 lives.

  13. Vickie Welty says:

    When spinning the wheel to claim a booster I don't always get it, especially the lollipop hammer and hand, What gives???

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  17. I am on the last level 515 and have been working for a few weeks cannot get it done. Many levels were very challenging but eventually I got threw them. Hang in there

  18. Angela Phillips says:

    Well i like the game but stuck on level 72 for awhile now, they tell me no more moves but there are & i believe Tyler Horvath u should not do that to people that are making u rich. You should give ur customers the correct amt. of moves before u tell them no more moves & i was just going to move into another spot. Come on smarten up or u could lose cust. huh,huh.

  19. That's because some boosters are available just for specific levels.

  20. Connie Warren says:

    I have been stuck for over a month, about read to give up

  21. Debbie Snow says:

    I am stuck on Level 109 any suggestons for that level

  22. I love the game, but I'm having a problem spinning the wheel I don't get the boosters, I've gotten t wo candy sprinkles and fishes and they don't show up only the lollipop hammers,I hate those.

  23. Susan Taylor Christian If you go to it will show some videos on how its solved..granted that each one has different candy pieces but will let you know what is a jelly and what is blank…there is alot of each levels on there that could possibly help you out…congrats on being up so high the level…good luck

  24. I am playing candy crush on my I-pad and have come to the end where I need a ticket to go on. I sent a request to my friends for a ticket and they have come to my aid, but the game does not recognize the help and I still cannot advance. What can I do?

  25. Peggy Barnes Norman says:

    did you try to refresh the game, or even refresh FB….

  26. Regina Miskovsky says:

    stuck on 150 ..any

  27. Been on 165 for a couple weeks; it's getting old. wondering if I have to have any special moves to get past this level or it will just happen…….one day????

  28. Gl Thom says:

    How do I ask friends for lives?

  29. After being locked out of the kingdom, I reset my password and was able to log on to Facebook, thus enter the kingdom!

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