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IF THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR GAME: POWER CYCLE!
***IMPORTANT – POWER CYCLING YOUR DEVICE***
If your game ever resets itself to level one, **STOP PLAYING!!!** If you continue playing you risk losing your village for good. Instead, hold the On/Off button down for a couple seconds until the red slider appears. Slide it over and shut down your device. Power it back on by pressing the same button for a few seconds, open Smurfs’, and your game should be right where you left it.
Note 1: If you play with Game Center (GC), your game is being backed up and you don’t risk losing your game.
Note 2: If you do not have GC and the above did not work, sync your game to iTunes and you will regain your village from whatever point you were at when you last synced to iTunes.