How to Download + Install Candy Crush Saga

Last updated: August 24, 2016 - 11:59am EDT

Hopefully, by now, you have some idea of what Candy Crush Saga is, including how much it can cost and its other general pros and cons.  But often, the best way to understand a game is to play it!  Before we get to how to actually play Candy Crush Saga, however, we need to go over how to download and install it on your mobile device.

Directions for downloading and installing Candy Crush Saga

1. Turn on your mobile device and launch its app store.

On devices running Apple's iOS operating system (i.e. iPads and iPhones), the app store will, quite simply, be called App Store.  On devices running the Google Android operating system, it will be called Play Store.  Find it in your app manager, and then tap it to launch it.

How to access the app store on your mobile device

2. Search your mobile device's app store for "candy crush saga".

Once you're in your device's app store, tap the search bar.  On iOS devices, it can be found in the top-right corner of the screen.  On Android devices, it will be in the top-middle portion of the screen instead.  Use your device's (virtual) keyboard to type in "candy crush saga".

How to search for Candy Crush Saga in the app store

There will be several spin-off versions of the game, such as Candy Crush Soda Saga and Candy Crush Jelly Saga.  Look for the original one, simply called Candy Crush Saga, developed by "King".  (You may need to tap it to select it.)

Selecting Candy Crush Saga once you have found it in the app store

3. Prepare to install Candy Crush Saga on your mobile device.

Once you find (and select, on Android devices) Candy Crush Saga, tap Install (or, on iOS devices, Get and then Install) to begin the process of downloading and installing Candy Crush Saga on your device.

How to download and install Candy Crush Saga

(NOTE: You may be asked to log into your Google or Apple account in order to set up payments for this game.  If you are able to skip this, then you can, because Candy Crush Saga doesn't cost any money to download, install, or play.  It does have in-app purchases, though.)

4. Accept Candy Crush Saga's use of certain functions on your mobile device.

A message will appear notifying you that Candy Crush Saga may need access to certain aspects of your mobile device.  If you're okay with that, tap Accept.

How to give Candy Crush Saga permission to access your mobile device functions

5. Launch Candy Crush Saga after it finishes downloading.

Candy Crush Saga will automatically begin downloading and installing on your device.  When it finishes, tap Open to launch the program.

How to launch Candy Crush Saga after downloading and installing it


Congratulations!  You've successfully downloaded and installed Candy Crush Saga for your mobile device.  Next up, we'll show you how to actually play Candy Crush Saga!


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