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Messages in a bottle


With version 1.1.8 (second island update, version 1.0.6 a on Android) it is possible to get a messages in a bottle. The bottle will wash ashore about once every week and give tasks, which, when completed within the given time limit, will give rewards.

These rewards include pieces of the totem pole, which lets you controls the weather on the island, as well rare decorative items, coins etc.

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  1. Laura says:

    can i change the time to get the bottle earlier?

    • Smurfette says:

      You should not do that, if you change the time on your device you will get punished by not getting rewards from special smurfs etc. Also it might corrupt your data or the in-game timers so I really would advice against it. I am also not sure if it even works, its possible that the bottle requires an Internet connection to appear (i.e. it checks the time with the internet and not your device).

  2. Laura says:

    how many times does the bottle come in like 24 hours? and what do you have to do to get it ?

    • Smurfette says:

      It comes on its own once a week (for me its usually fridays). It always comes at the same time but the time might differ for you. You only have to reach the island to get it, nothing more. It might require an internet connection though, as far as I remember that is how it used to be, not sure if it was changed

  3. Hamza says:

    When the time runs out without completing any 'message in a bottle' quests, 1 point gets added into the goal (i.e. 0/1 to 1/10 (First goal completed and earned 1 smurfberry) and so on). This is spoiling my fun. I'm using ipod touch 5th generation (2012). Please help me. I tried contacting Beeline but no sign of improvement.

    • Smurfette says:

      Unfortunately there is nothing we can do, we are just a fan-site and have no influence over what Beeline fixes. The only thing you can do is to keep sending in Tickets with Beeline and hope they will fix it.

  4. Paizzzz says:

    Why no bottle in my island anymore i connect to internet 24 hours :(

  5. Meme says:

    What are the request for level 45 message in the bottle ?

  6. Katie says:

    Dear smurfs I am a huge fan of yours MY Faviorete one is smurfette

  7. baby smurf says:

    Why there's no bottle ashore on my island anymore?
    I only once complete the message in the bottle.

  8. Cel says:

    How do I get friends on it because I don't have a lot of smurfberries and I need some cogs!

  9. Dory says:

    Wht happens when gargamel attacks I lost farmer and other stuff a wellbas the bridges

  10. Nichole says:

    I am on level 21 and right now I'm on the second part of the totem pole which says I need to send out a raft for 8 hrs, I did the same but it still stuck on the same thing and shows that I have to send the raft but I already have?????

  11. Bigred95 says:

    I'm at level 34 and have only completed one part of the totum pole. is this normal and how long does it take to complete the whole ploe?

    • Sassete says:

      the chance to get a piece get lower and lower for each piece it can take a very long time to complete it but dont hurry and use sb bacause the totem pole doesnt do anything speciall so keep calm and let it take the time you need

  12. Slawkowa says:

    Hi! I'm on 20 lvl and completed message in a bottle only 1 time. I'm playing on Android for HTC desire C and I'm fully update. Please help me :( !!!

    • Stroumpfette says:

      Have you completed it only one time because it has not ever returned or do you run out of time to finish the quests?

      • Tiên says:

        I haven't seen the bottle for many months 😐 what the heck is that? Do you get the same problem? I'm using android. It seems almost of whom use android get this problem too ?

        • Stroumpfette says:

          There was a problem with MIAB (message in a bottle) a few weeks ago, but for many of us on Android, the problem resolved itself. You might want to open a ticket with Beeline and ask them for advice on this at The other thing you might want to check is to make sure you're connected to the network since MIAB requires a network connection.

  13. Tina says:

    Hi I'm on level 45 and have completed message in a bottle 28 times and have 9 pieces of clock work smurf and about 3 weeks ago the bottle left and never came back now i can not complete clock work smurf nore the goal complete message in a bottle 30 times to get 15 smurf berry can someone please help i am playing on android Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 and am fully updated also my friends have disappeared all except for my sister witch hasn't updated since before the snow update but i can't leave or receive gifts for her as it says she must update to the most recent update witch she won't because she will loose all her friends and get the glitches everyone who updates regularly has please help i am so confused thanks in advance

    • Stroumpfette says:

      Sounds like there is a lot going on. For the message in a bottle issue, you should open a ticket with Beeline. There was an issue a few weeks ago, but it seems to have resolved itself for most Android players.

      with regard to your friends map, you can try the following. Log out of Facebook from within the game under Options/Manage Friends. Then open Facebook from a web browser and remove the SV Android App from your Apps page. Then reboot the device that contains your game. Log in to Facebook from within the game, and you will be prompted to re-add the app. This solution worked for me. I hope it works for you as well.

  14. Paige says:

    Hello. The bottle in my village disappeared like 2 weeks ago and I have never seen it again. What should I do to fix this? Please help cuz I’m really into doing the quests in the bottle :-(

    • Stroumpfette says:

      There have been several issues reported from players who play on Android systems about MIAB missions over the last few weeks. For many of us, the problem was resolved when we updated to Version 1.2.2 for Android. Are you operating under iOS or Android, and are you running the most recent version of the game for your device (Android 1.2.2 and iOS 1.3.4)?

      We encourage you to open a ticket with Beeline at and let them know you're still having a problem.

  15. garindan says:

    New question: dreamy smurf wants a new cantains hat and needs two rafts of dye. About 4 or 5 have come back but they are not counted as the mission is not solved… Does anyone know what to do?

    • Stroumpfette says:

      Are you sure you're sending out the right rafts? You must go all the way down to the bottom of the raft list past all the ones you can't access to find the ones for dye voyages. They are 24-hour voyages specifically for dye.

      • garindan says:

        Yes the trips that guarantee dye and go out for 24 hours. Might it be that i need to send out 2 at the sametimein stead of afte each other?

  16. garindan says:

    My miab is lying right in the middle of the sea. I cannot reach it but it sometimes appears on the beach again and immediately moves (visibly moves) back to sea. Side effect also is that every time the miab appears on the shore and moves away it gets counted toward the achievement. Gives the smufberries fast but i cannot ddo the miab assignments anymore. Anyone know how to fix this or when beeline comes with the fix?

    • Stroumpfette says:

      This just started for a number of us over the last day or so. Please let me know if you're playing under Android or iOS. I have been under the impression that this is an Android-only type of problem, but I need to be sure. We are going to have to wait for Beeline to fix this. It is apparently an old bug that they fixed and it somehow has returned.

  17. guest-samsung says:

    Now i can see the bottle in the midlle of the ocean, but can't touch it.

    • Stroumpfette says:

      Yes, this is happening to many Android players over the last 24 hours. Please open a ticket with Beeline so that they can get a better picture of how widespread the issue is We will have to wait for a fix to come from Beeline.

  18. guest-samsung says:

    Each few second a new bottle comes to shore, but it goes instanttly, even it has a sign on top, and I cann't touch it, or if I do, doesn't respond

  19. Charlotte Whisker says:

    My message in the bottle has come once for 2 hours then went away again and i have never ever seen it again. I've had smurfs village for 18 months and now my sister can get message in a bottle and i cant please help me I really want the totem pole and all the quests!!!

  20. Dil says:

    You could go to settings and change the time

  21. Tamer Mostafa says:

    What is the frequency of appearance for message in a bottle and the totem is it every 24 hours?

  22. James_Lionheart says:

    My MIaB has gone missing! Help! It's been 2 months lost since my last update (Dr. Smurf). so I can't use recovery option. What am I must do? it's been christmas update and still no Bottle for me :(

    • Smurfette says:

      Please contact Beeline directly ( Are you connected to the Internet? If not, try playing the game while being connected to the Internet and see if the bottle reappears.

  23. KAP says:

    I keep getting the same rewards over and over and over…,, a bench with a red pillow, a green chair, and a yellow gate. Why do they keep repeating? I would rather get gold or xp or maybe a smurfberry. at this point the only reason I keep doing them is to complete my "goals"

    • Stroumpfette says:

      Try power cycling your device regularly. I noticed that gifts tend to repeat when I let several days pass without rebooting.

  24. tika says:

    my bottle are gone and never return,, how to make the bottle back to island,, pleaseeeeeeeee

  25. Zach says:

    I haven't had a message in a bottle since the start of September, I check on my smurfs every day but no bottle, it's starting to get frustrating now, I want to finish clockwork smurf along with the totem pole but not getting the actually bottles isn't helping!

    • Stroumpfette says:

      Beeline is aware of this problem, and they will fix it in a future update. We don't know when a fix will be issued. I'm sorry, and I understand your frustration.

  26. Michelle says:

    Is time on message in the bottles timer is really wrong or bug? Because I noticed that bottle disappeared before timer (5 days left for example).before I could finish quests…

  27. Marose says:

    I want to defer the message in a bottle quest because I can no longer complete the quest since I only have 1 day left. How can I defer it?

  28. kouki says:

    I have stopped completing the tasks requested in the bottle messages, as the bottle keeps disappearing right before I get to the last task, so all the previous tasks go to waste!

  29. Kate427 says:

    i send my smurfs out on raft quests but they come back with nothing they came back with something when i first got the island but they come back with nothing now why do they do this?? :(

    (i really wanted some items for my island)

    • Stroumpfette says:

      There are quests at the bottom of the raft list for specific items. The wood raft trip brings back wood, the ink raft trip brings back ink. The descriptions are very hard to read because they are small. The general 1 hour and 8 hour trips sometimes come back with items, but sometimes don't. I hope this helps.

  30. Frank says:

    I finally got my island today. Shortly after getting my island set up however the game kind of froze for a bit in the middle of travelling to the island. After 15-20 minutes the game was fine, but since then my miab is unclickable. Every few seconds it hits the island (you can hear the sound of it appearing) and then it zooms off into the middle of the sea, where I see it sitting every time I move back and forth between the island. I cannot open it any more, and I imagine I will not be able to do the quests for some time.

    I am playing Smurfs on a Kindle Fire, so my version is the current version in the Amazon App Store, Android 1.1.2

    • garindan says:

      Ihave the same thing on android. Advantage with me is that the miab counts towards the achievement every time it appears. Got the smurfberries very easy that way, but would rather have earned them. I am miffed about not being able to do clockwork and the totempole though….

  31. :) :) :) ;) says:

    I don't like the game any more coz every time I look for the bottle it's not there. I'm getting really frustrated.

  32. Lesliesmurf says:

    I am in level 29(ipod) , i have the version 1.2.4 and i still can't see the bottle. Is there anything I need to do? PapaSmurf keeps saying to tap the bottle since i was in level 24 i guess.

  33. Asha says:

    Hey I’m on level 18 and always on a Friday night it says a message in a bottle just appeared on the island but when I go to it nothing is there what shall I do I mean I’ve all ready got the ship but nothing is happening please tell me whats wrong I mean I’m only eleven and I’m fustrated!!!!!

    • Dreamy_Smurf says:

      The message will be on the island when you've reached level 24 😉

    • Luna says:

      You will find the bottle (with a yellow exclamation mark above it) bobbing in the water beneath the docks on the island (bottom left of screen). It only randomly appears and the quests have a time limit.

  34. Chloe says:

    I have a message in a bottle but it is under my pirate ship and I can't click on it :S

  35. Genie says:

    I always get notifications on my ipod saying a message in a bottle has washed ashore. Yet whenever I go into the game there is no bottle anywhere to be found. I keep downloading the mewest version whenever available hoping it’ll be fixed. Help?!

  36. Levan24 says:

    Just wanting to look at my last post

  37. Levan24 says:

    I know you have probably addressed this before, but my rafts have not come back in 4 days. What do I need to do.

    • Sassete says:

      The only thing we know for the moment and that we know works is to recover your village to an date before this happened

  38. Londa says:

    Im having a hard time tapping on the message bottle. Is there a certain way to do it?

  39. Kerry says:

    My iPhone keeps getting a message from the smurfs app saying that a message in a bottle has washed ashore but it is never there and it pops up alot, anyone know what’s going on?

  40. Sanny says:

    I keep recieving the message: a miab washed ashore on the smurf island But I dont have the island yet. I'm only lvl 19. Playing on iPad. Do you know what I should do? Thx!

  41. Mirela says:

    My MIAB desapeared and also my 6 smurfs..where are?

  42. Helene says:

    I did'nt receive my bottle last friday, is that happen to someone else, is that a new bug of MIB?
    Even if I hate the clocksmurf project, I would like to finish my totem.

  43. Momma Smurf says:

    I've noticed that if the miab reward is NOT a clockwork or totem piece, I am able to complete and collect. But if it is a clockwork or totem " the bugs eat it". Coincidence?

    • aknox says:

      I've noticed that too! the week before there was only a flag in it and this bottle stayed all week (I didn't even start the quest because I didn't want it) – now last friday it should have been a blueprint and during the second task the bottle disappeared!
      They know this bug for month now – when will they finally fix it?!
      And I have another thing – some of the palm trees on the new land extension (rocks) don't "work". I can plant things there but they never finish, after a while it looks like I've never planted anything there….
      This game starts to get really frustrating! :-/

      • Dreamy_Smurf says:

        I've noticed that the first bottle after an update stays and yes, there are 2 palm trees who don't want to hold their crops.

        • TozBianca says:

          The last two stayed till completion for me. Today I got one that would have given me a clockwork piece and that one disappeared again.
          I'm starting to get annoyed now.

  44. Beatriz Avila says:

    I am really frustrated with this MIAB bug!! It is the secund time I see the bottle when I am arriving the island and it simply disapears when the smurfs land and the screen stops… The last MIAB I saw was about 3 weeks ago… Is that any way to solve it?

  45. ada_jojo says:

    My message in the bottle keep missing when my smurf doing the task :(

    • Luise says:

      It keeps happening to me on basically every bottle! I’m sick of sending 5 smurfs for 52 hour tasks and earn nothing or on papa Smurf tasks that gives small amount of xp

      • Brainy says:

        If you bother to read old posts, you would have found out the bug still exists and you should ignore the bottle quests.

  46. Chrissy says:

    Just wondering … I used to have problems with disappearing mibs while being half way through completing the tasks. Then I noticed that my totem pole was not finished (the mibs were already for clockwork smurf). So I finished the totem using smurfberries and this weekend I am already on task 3/4 with mib and it is still there. So, could it be that a not-finished totem is the reason for vanishing mibs? (should have 3 heads to be complete).

  47. Kits says:

    I am losing interest in smurf… Why they make it so frustrating to get totems… The game has really slowed down since level 30 and with so many bugs…. I started second village when they introduced totem and it became exciting, then came clockwork with all those bolt thing now it came with so many bugs… I hope they clear all this things up soon!!

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