As any Candy Crush addict knows, there is nothing more depressing than coming up against the countdown of doom. Check out this simple trick to get unlimited lives!

You’ve lost all your lives. Again. And you’ve got to wait nearly 20 minutes before you can have another go. Yes, you could connect using Facebook, at which point you can beg your friends for more lives. But no one wants to admit how far down the Candy hole they’ve fallen.

Follow these three simple steps and you'll be good to go!

STEP 1: TURN YOUR PHONE OR TABLET'S TIME OPTION "SET AUTOMATICALLY" TO OFF.

STEP 2: EVERY TIME YOU RUN OUT OF LIVES, MOVE THE DATE FORWARD BY A DAY

STEP 3: GO BACK INTO CANDY CRUSH TO SEE THE COUNTDOWN HAS DISAPPEARED AND YOU'VE GOT A FULL SET OF LIVES!

WARNING!!

Moving the date and time forward may stop your iMessage, Facebook, Twitter or other apps from working properly.

To get around this problem, when you’ve finished playing Candy Crush, simply return the date and time to the correct settings, then when you want to play, move them forward again.

[source: Buzzfeed]

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