In Fear I Trust: Walkthrough

In Fear I Trust
By: Chillingo

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This is where you’ll be able to find a strategy guide with hints, help and solutions for “In Fear I Trust.” Feel free to ask for help in the comments section if you have any questions.

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***Before playing, read How to make manual backups for “In Fear I Trust” using iFunbox!***

See our “In Fear I Trust” review here.


**HINT: Make sure to use Retrospective Vision (pinch the screen outwards) to find the audio tapes and other clues.

Episode 1: Waking Up

1. Follow the tutorial to get the recorder and wrench.

2. Use the wrench to open the locked cell door (drag the wrench to the door while in puzzle mode and turn the wrench).

3. Exit the cell. The third cell is unlocked, so go in there and pick up a piece of paper from the bed (“Entries of subject #7”).

4. Leave the cell and go through the open door across from you. Pick up the piece of paper (“Interview with subject #16”).

5. Leave the room and go down the stairs. Pick up Key #2 and the “Chief of security’s journal.”

6. Go back upstairs and use Key #2 to unlock the middle cell. Take the scalpel from the sink.



7. Go to the elevator and use the scalpel to open up the control box. Then solve the puzzle to get it to work.


8. Press the down button. When you get out of the elevator, head towards the shelves. Pick up the “List of subjects.”

9. Go to the machine near the operating table. Use Retrospective Vision to see the order to press the buttons. Press the reset/circular button (2nd from left). Then press the up button (first from left), down (fourth button), and then the third button. You’ll get a strange metal rod.




10. Go to the bed by the curtain and pick up the “Diary of Dr. N.”



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This Post Has 126 Comments

  1. Georgine

    I’m stuck in the second room trying to get the locked door open! Help?!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Are you talking about the one you stick the rod into?

  2. Matt

    Me too. How to open the door with the rod? Help!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      There’s a clue in the game, but haven’t had a chance to work at it yet. Will try to solve it tonight.

  3. Matt

    Yeah, there are some numbers written inside the elevator but can’t figure out if they got anything to do with that lock. Thanks for reply tough!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      The numbers appear when you pinch out. That seems to be how the game gives you clues (or complete answers?). Haven’t had a chance to really play with that puzzle yet, though. I hope the numbers are enough to solve it, but not sure.

    2. AppUnwrapper

      Bear with me. This game took up every last byte on my phone, so I’m trying to see what I can delete. If you figure it out before I do, though, feel free to share!

  4. Jacob Malone

    In the second room sink there is a bloody scalpel that should help you. Hope this helps.

  5. Lorygil

    The button grid solution: referencing the numbers that are listed vertically: 2,4,1,5,3, push in the button in the corresponding row. Row 1) push the second button. Row 2) push the fourth button, and so on. I was trying to solve this game like sudoku, but the solution is way easier!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Hmm…that’s what I tried, but it didn’t work. Guess I’ll give it another shot.

    2. AppUnwrapper

      Oh never mind. Looks like I was overthinking it too!

  6. MetricPop

    I’m tring to read the floppy disk into the machine: I’ve look that on the wall on the left there are this number:

    Tring to rotate several time the green line, but never!….
    Any suggestion?

  7. George

    Has anyone got to the safe in the school? I cannot open it, got the hint from the girl in the bathroom but no idea how to get the dial to work!

    1. Amber

      Look in the center mirror with Retrospective Vision

      1. George

        Like I said, I have already got the hint from the girl in the bathroom using retrospective vision but the safe is still not opening. Is there a particular way you have to turn the dial or something?

      2. Mel

        How do you use retrovision?

  8. Adam

    I’m stuck at the huge combination lock on the wall. I saw the numbers on the floor but can’t work out how I’m supposed to use them, I’ve tried turning on and off the lights in the corresponding places but nothing happens. Any ideas?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      As soon as I figure out the puzzle in working on, I’ll head over to that one.

  9. Mish

    I’ve done the first episode I’m on the school now episode 2 and I’m stuck I’ve made it upstairs and got into the bathroom with symbols in the mirror I’m kind of stuck now any help plz

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Sorry, still trying to make sense of the Tetris-like puzzle in episode 1.

    2. Jess

      How did you pass the wall ‘clock’ spiny thing in the first episode? Please help!

  10. MEH

    REALLY REALLY need help for last puzzle in episode 1 with the spinny thing.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Yeah, I thought I had it figured out, but I don’t.
      Kind of getting tired of the game’s half-hints.

  11. MEH

    Yep lol

    1. AppUnwrapper

      I’m not sure what those four sets of numbers are there for if you’re not supposed to set the “hands” to them. I tried it but nothing happened. Are we supposed to turn all the lights green? If so, why the four sets of numbers? Very unclear.

      I’m equally stuck on the Tetris-like puzzle upstairs. The clues don’t make any sense to me.

      1. Austin

        How do I light them up green on the safe? I messed it up before I saw the numbers on the floor. Is there a reset for the safe thing?

        1. AppUnwrapper

          What do you mean by reset? The lights are either red or green (from what I’ve seen). Highlighting three sections and then pressing the yellow button turns the lights from red to green or green to red. I don’t see any way to reset it all (other than closing the app and starting it up again). You have to change them back manually.

          1. Austin

            Somehow I got all green besides number three… Not sure how to get that green. If I close out do I start over the whole chapter?

  12. Austin

    Maybe I’m just thinking too much. I just set the numbers on the floor to green right? Not all of them?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      When I closed the game in middle of that puzzle, it just took me back to the room next to it. But the game is a bit buggy, so anything’s possible. I had to start over from the beginning today because it kept reverting me back to the bed in the cell. So be careful.

      As for the lights, I’m still not sure if turning them all green is the solution. If it is, what do the numbers matter? Using those four sets of numbers does not turn them all green.

      1. Austin

        Then what do I need to do to finish this? All are green except number three. Lol it’s bugging me.

    2. AppUnwrapper

      Changing the lights in that sequence doesn’t turn them all green…and doesn’t seem to be the solution.
      If only the numbers included need to be green, that would be 2,4,6,8. Haven’t tried that yet.

  13. Austin

    So I need to start over probably. Because I can’t seem to get the lights green. There is always one left red at least.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Yeah, I had the same problem. But again, not even sure that’s what we need to do. The clue is not very helpful.

      1. Austin

        So I got 2,4,6,8 green. Know where to go now?

  14. Adie

    The Tetris puzzle is easy, make the bottom 3 rows into the same shapes as the top row shows.

    I’m, like you, stuck on the safe combination. Putting in the numbers that appear on the floor, in either direction, do nothing as far as I can see. And I was thinking there should be a reset botton because if you look at the lock when you first restart the game all lights are red.

  15. Austin

    But how do I finish the chapter? I think I’ve done everything.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      I’m pretty sure the last thing we have to do is crack the wall safe. But I’m still not sure how the numbers on the floor have to do with it.

      1. Austin

        Hmm. Well let me know if anyone gets it!

  16. Adie

    Ok, after spending hours on the safe and not getting anywhere my husband had a go and did it in 2 mins. Can’t say exactly how he did it but the solution is to get all green lights. He didn’t need the numbers. I did try it my my only ever managed all but 1 green.

  17. Marte

    As for the safe/lightwheel problem, i first followed the instruction on the floor and then used the same logic
    on the remaining red lights. That would be something like

  18. Dazza

    How do you open the safe in episode part 2? How do you line the symbols up I found in the bathroom.

  19. Jess

    Soooo anything figured out how to do the bullshit spiny thing on the wall yet? Haha it’s driving me insane the numbers on the floor light up every section but 1…… Super annoying.

    1. Marte

      I have posted the sollution above.

  20. Kara

    For those who are asking I found out how to get into the safe. you press the red button to get upright triangle on top.Then if you press the button in the middle 2 or 3 times, the triangle should move to right then you just turn the dial left then right following the sequence. then the safe opens

    1. AppUnwrapper

      No one else is encountering these game-breaking bugs? I have to start over for the second time if I want to continue.

      1. FearJade

        I am. I was just in front of the piano level 2, put down the ipad and started the game up again only to be in front of the last door puzzle in level 1 and the door won╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╢├▒t open when I get the combination right (all in green). It just keeps blinking! Damn these bugs, seems like the developers didn╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╢├▒t do a good enough job with testing before releasing this app….

        1. AppUnwrapper

          That’s where it sent me back to, only I can’t even activate the puzzle. I can only walk around and look at things.

          I already started over once because the game had sent me back to the bed in the cell and I couldn’t even get out of bed. Sometime before that, it gave me the option to play episode 1 or episode 2, even though I didn’t finish episode 1 yet. I chose episode 1 and that’s when it started bugging out. But now I don’t get to choose an episode — it just sends me back to that wall safe.

          At this point I may just wait for an update.

        2. AppUnwrapper

          Also, the “settings” button in the main menu just starts the game. How did they miss that?

          1. FearJade

            Yeah, I might just wait also – too buggy. The settings work every once in a while (more on the aint working side), serious faults here.

          2. FearJade

            Yeah I might just wait myself – too buggy. I experienced the same with the settings, although it worked once and I almost fell of my chair. The bugs are causing me more fear than the narrative at this point lol.

        3. AppUnwrapper

          Please let me know if you figure out how to fix it without starting over from scratch.

          1. FearJade

            Will do for sure. I╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╢├▒ve left 3 msg here as an attempt to reply without them being shown – did you see any of them?

            1. AppUnwrapper

              I haven’t seen any messages that aren’t in this comment feed. What do you mean you tried to send them without them being shown? If you want to contact me directly, you can email me at the address under “Contact.”

              1. FearJade

                Seems like this site bugged out some comments (tried adding a post here without success 3 times as a response/new post). IΓö¼Γöñm harassed by buggs today it seems lol. Now itΓö¼Γöñs working though.

    2. Austin

      Can’t figure out the safe still…

    3. Eric

      Kara: Regarding the safe using the code from the bathroom mirror: I have been attempting your instructions with zero resolution. Did you try something more specific? I have tried different starting points, tapped on the center knob/button a few times and every time I do this the results are random. I’ve started by turning left first with no result. Started the dial right with no result.

      This is a great game with some great puzzles that have logical solutions. The safe in the classroom seems to be neither a puzzle nor have a logical explanation. The answer is simple and I am just not seeing it.

      Thanks in advance for the feedback.

  21. FearJade

    Anyone discovered how to play the piano in ep. 2?
    Stuck for sure – I╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╢├▒ve tried playing the bottom numbers from the hint on the white tangents and the upper in order on the black, counting both black and white as numbersequence and playing it. Nothing seems to work.

    1. Marte

      Also stuck on the piano puzzle.

  22. FearJade

    Yeah I might just wait myself – too buggy. I experienced the same with the settings, although it worked once and I almost fell of my chair. The bugs are causing me more fear than the narrative at this point lol.

    PS: I suspect this site is experiencing some bugs also – just replied twice as a comment under your “settings” comment and they vanished in thin air.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      WordPress keeps flagging you as spam. I can’t even see what you’re posting that might trigger the alarm. All other comments I saw in the spam folder were actual spam.

  23. Shivii

    I am stuck on the safe… I tried the solution giving above but it doesn’t work for me.

    every time I hit the red button I get the upside down triangle!

    I also have no idea how to complete the piano puzzle!

    1. Eric

      The safe in the classroom has me stumped as well. I really wish someone had a good answer for this somI can move forward.

      The piano was easy. When you go into “vision” mode numbers appear before the keys you have to press I the numerical sequence they are labeled. Press the 1 key first and the 2 key second, and so on. Hope this works for you. People seem to be getting different results from this game on different devices.

      Up until the “safe” this game has been flawless.

      1. Nikkinunu

        I feel like I’ve tried every piano combo with no luck. I don’t get how the numbers work?!

  24. Jay

    Also stuck om the piano puzzle… Any ideas?

  25. Lindsey

    How many episodes are there because when I finish the second episode: last desk, it brings me to halfway in the first episode?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      There are currently 3 episodes, but it’s an incredibly buggy game. I’d love to know if anyone managed to make it through the whole game. I keep having to start over.

      1. FearJade

        AppUnwrapper, I meant that for some reason my attempts at responding here (as comments and post) werenΓö¼Γöñt posted. ItΓö¼Γöñs been a buggy day, lolz.

        1. AppUnwrapper

          I found these two comments in the spam folder. I don’t know how they ended up there. I don’t usually go through the folder bc right now there are over 83,000 messages in it(!). Hopefully you won’t have any other problems posting.

  26. Diane Johnson

    Piano puzzle – have you gone into the basement to get the music box top yet? I am thinking that has something to do with it- My problem is on my ipad even making the letters big from the back of the clue they are blurry and cant read them to solve the piano.

    1. Austin

      Where do you find they key to go into the basement?

  27. Austin

    Anyone know where to find the key to go to the basement?

  28. Kelly

    The key for the basement is in the kitchen of the cafeteria. If anyone has figured out the piano or the puzzle in the drawing room would love the help!

  29. diane johnson

    I think it was in the dining room either that it was in the drawing room

  30. Trina

    In the kitchen and can’t figure out the wires?

  31. Dazza

    Finally finished…….. Only two episodes……too many glitches.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Really? I could have sworn I saw somewhere that it was three. They did say they’re adding some free episodes to it, though. Hopefully they’ll fix the bugs before then, and hopefully it won’t make the app 5gb. There’s no way I’d fit that on my device.

  32. John

    In the kitchen also, having trouble with the wires puzzle. Tried every possible (only 64 total combinations) and none worked! Might be a bug, or I might have skipped a few of the combinations.

    1. Trina

      John, for the kitchen, pinch the screen while you are working on the wires. You will see arrows on all three pieces that move. Make sure all arrows are are like so for each > < then you will have to fix the water pressure. Again, pinch the screen and you will see the clue for which ones to press and how many times to complete it.

  33. Trina

    I’m having trouble in the art room. The puzzle has shapes but I am completely stuck on what exactly I am suppose to do. Anyone there yet?

    1. FearJade

      Te only two symbols you are to use are the circle and pentagram. click the circle and set it to the first coordinates on the top in the “map” you found with these drawings on (blueprints). the circle has the placements (25,25,20), pentagram (5,..,90). When finished click the enter btn.

    2. FearJade

      The only two symbols you are to use are the circle and pentagram. click the circle and set it to the first coordinates on the top of the “map” you found with these kindsof drawings on (blueprints). the circle has the placements (25,25,20), pentagram (5,..,90). When finished click the enter btn.

      1. AppUnwrapper

        Does this mean you started over and didn’t have the same problem?

      2. Trina

        I can’t put any coordinates in. The arrows only allow me to make the shapes smaller and move to the left.

        1. Eric

          You don’ have to locate to any particular coordinates, however that was a very thorough idea. I simply drew a 5 pointed star and rotated up side down and placed a circle around it. That opened the tray for me.

  34. Eric

    Okay… I feel stupid!!!

    The safe in the classroom:

    Start the wheel turning “right” not left. Spin all the way around and stop at the first symbol (upside down triangle). There is no “tapping” or “pressing middle button” a few times. Follow th remainder of the symbols and the safe will open.

  35. Jason

    I can’t figure out the bookshelf on the teachers lounge. I don’t know how to solve it and what the clues mean. Has anybody solved that part yet?

    1. Eric

      Bookshel: Teachers lounge

      Match each color one at a time. Use the red book on red, then the blue book on red. Like a small game of memory. Mix-match a color an you have to start over.

      1. AppUnwrapper

        Anyone know where the second book for the bookshelf puzzle is?

  36. Jon

    I’m also stuck on the piano. On the ipad, I cannot read the code to play as they’re blurred. Ca anyone just tell me the sequence to play.

    1. Bdsmith

      The sequence is

      3. 2
      6. 4. 5. 1.

      Haven’t quite figured out how to activate the piano yet. I think I need the figurine for the music box on top but haven’t found it. It may be in the basement but I haven’t found the door to the basement yet. I have the key.

      Also, can you go up the stairs in the lobby area? (Classroom?). Every time I try it flashes whit an I end up facing back in the same room.


  37. Greg

    Piano code looks like “3. A#. D#. E. A. D.”

    Pinch out and the keys are numbered. So 3 should be a D#.

    At least I thought. Doesn’t do anything when I hit those keys.


    1. Hannah

      On the piano, I played: B. A#. D#. E. A. D. and it worked, I could then walk up the stairs. I agree the first letter doesn’t really look like a B, but that was the only letter I could think of that looked similar.

  38. Sharrone

    Hi how do you bring up the diary to check through collected documents?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Swipe up with both thumbs at the same time. Then to get rid of it, swipe down with both thumbs.

  39. Sharrone

    I went onto the piano and used retro vision the piano keys are number in sequence for you.

  40. Bdsmith

    Made it thru the kitchen puzzle and found the piano puzzle. I have the key to the basement but where is the basement door? I can see a door in the hallway off the classroom but there is a table in the way. Any help

    1. diane johnson

      the door is on the same hall as the classroom – did u pinch out? you will see them labled.. still cant play on my end .. keeps on going to the basement on the first level and can just walk around nothing works and I REFUSE to play lvl 1 again for the 3rd time!

      1. AppUnwrapper

        Yeah, I’m using iFunbox to save to my PC every few minutes. Multiple files, in case one gets corrupted before I back it up (like just now). It’s a pain, but better than starting over constantly.

    2. Sharrone

      Go across the lobby to the other hall I think it’s down there.

  41. tana

    Help! Im stuck on the piano puzzle and im reading the notes but when i use the retrovision there are numbers on the piano what do they mean ??

    1. Austin

      You play it just as the numbers show. The number at the top means the black key. The bottom numbers mean white. Play it in numerical order.

      1. Sisi

        I have done that 1 to 6 but nothing my came is broken! So one is from the far left 2 is black 3 is black and rest white to right 😉

          1. Sisi

            Ok I meant on the keyboard if I count from one to 6 one is far left 😉 hope this worked one from right 😉

            1. AppUnwrapper

              Are you using Retrospective Vision while doing this puzzle?

          2. Sisi

            Yes I am usin RV my right is 125 and left 364 so I push on from far right 2 is black key number 2 from right push 3 that’s is black key from left push 4 that is counted from left 5 counted from right and 6 counted from left :/

  42. Snowbaby

    How do I get the key out of the purple box to use it on the cell?

  43. Mel

    Well I’ve supposedly finished the game. Weird but anyway heres what I figured out and didn’t complete in Episode 2:

    1. If the game takes you back to Episode 1 double click the home button on your iDevice and close the app by swiping up. This should close the whole game off. Go back into the app and hopefully it takes you back to your last autosave.

    2. In the Art Room I never completed the symbols and left it
    3. In the Literature Room I never found the other 2 books
    4. In the Teachers Room to unlock the door turn the red smudge on the dial to the right first so it unlocks and slides out all the rods, then turn the dial right around to the left side till it slides out all the left rods. I then put the photos and candles in line with the patterns to the circles and the table which then made me light the candle and showed me the trailer of whats to come in Episode 3.

    Sorry it aint much to go by but thanks to appUnwrapper I wouldnt have got far if it wasn’t for your walkthrough guide. Keep up the good work.

    I might replay this game again and see if I can complete every puzzle without a glitch. Pity it can’t save the stats of completion. next timeI’ll take a screenshot.

    Good luck to all playing the game 🙂

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Ah, I forgot about the Art Room! Thanks! Luckily, I backed up a save with iFunbox before I entered the principal’s office, so I’ll go back and see what I missed.

      I’ll also post a step-by-step walkthrough for making manual backups with iFunbox, as the game can corrupt your save at any time. iFunbox kept me from having to start from the beginning another ten times.

  44. Vanders

    I believe the other book is in the art room. Need to unlock the puzzle as you go in on the wall to the left. It is at the back of the room but I can not figure out how to do this part.

    1. Vanders

      Done this now easy when figure it out and foolish when you look back and find someone said how to do it. Now just to do the book shelf bit

  45. Noor

    I am about to go crazy. I am stuck at the piano and I do have the figure in above. I keep playing the notes black first and then white and every other way, but nothing happens. HELP!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Play the keys the exact way the numbers tell you to. Don’t overthink it.

    2. Vanders

      Just play in the number order all that happened is it lets you move upstairs

    3. Sisi

      I can’t get through this either! 364 251 3 black key rest white and 2 black key and rest white ahh hate this

      1. AppUnwrapper

        It’s very simple. Really, don’t overthink it. Press the keys directly above those numbers, in order from 1-6. The top ones are black keys, the bottom ones are white keys.

        1. Sisi

          My game is broken have tried everything from 1 to 6 but nothing. I tap one from far left to 6 right 2 and 3 black

        2. Sisi

          Omg I did it don’t count just push the piano key dirictle above the numbers so stupid 😉

  46. mleigh63

    I have made it to the final puzzle, and have lined up all the dots on the desk puzzle using RV but then nothing happens. The design seems to look right, but I don’t get how I am supposed to light the candle can anyone help please?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Hmm. Did all the pieces lock into place? Make sure none of them can still move.

      1. mleigh63

        I got it now, so I have completed one full play through without any crashes. I tried replaying level one and I am now stuck at the last door in level one and cannot work out how to set the lock to the numbers. When I got through the first time, I didn’t know about the numbers and I cracked it in about a minute just turning the wheel at random. Not so this time round. Do you turn the wheel the same way every time, or do you turn it left first, and then right? I don’t know how to ‘set’ it to the numbers, can someone explain it a bit more clearly? I am an old 50 year old woman, so speak slowly. lol 🙂

        1. AppUnwrapper

          Wow you got it the first time by accident? Impressive!

          Look at the numbers on the ground. It’s like a clock that starts at the top with 1 and ends with 8. The four sets of 3 numbers in the middle are the instructions. Those are the even numbers. If you switch to each of those three numbers and press the yellow button, at the end you’ll have 2, 4, 6, 8 all green. Now you just need to do the same with the odd numbers (if you can’t figure out the numbers on your own, I put them on the walkthrough).

          Hope that clears things up for you!

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