Aging and Retirement in The Sims Mobile

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update 10/04/2018

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Death is one of the inescapable part of being a human. Aging is also included since we can't remain forever young. We will eventually grow up and become matured. Death may come unexpectedly because of accident or disease. It may also occur naturally as we grow old.

In the Sims Mobile, Sims also experience this natural process in a different way.


Sims will stay fully grown adult once you created them. They will not grow old like us. They are not aging for each day or year they have existed in your game. The only kind of Sim that will age and grow is a baby Sim.

For the Sims to age and be mature, they should perform interactions with the other Sims and build relationships. They should gain and hone their skills by executing and completing events. Their traits will be the factor of their adulthood.


Sim's retirement from the game is now in the player's hands. In the former version, elder Sims have only two days before automatically retiring. This gives you a disadvantage to step upward with your Sim's career and hobby; hence, limiting your ability to unlock objects and other stuff.

Now, once you've reached player level 16 and max out your Sim's traits, you will receive a prompt to retire that particular Sim or not.

The retirement option will be available in the Trait menu of that said Sim. Retired Sims will leave a Heirloom. These can unlock new traits, levels and other bonuses.

NOTE: If you missed or disregarded the retirement notification, you have to imaginary raise another trait to get the prompt or the option to retire. The game doesn't have a progress bar for traits. Basically, you need to play and pray to receive that option again.

TIP: To raise another trait, consider the traits that you have with your Sim. For an example, if you have "Kind of a Big Deal" trait that boost your DJ Career, assign your Sim to be a DJ and perform lots of DJ career events.

Retired Sims will not be gone forever. They will still be around, but not playable. They can mentor your current Sims to earn XP. Mentoring is passing the knowledge of your retired Sims to your current playable Sims. That is similar to your granny scolding you about life and experiences.

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Okay so I’m having a problem with retiring my father sim. I retired the mother before she maxed out all of her traits, which was weird, but I didn’t mind because I had a son and he was aging up pretty quickly. Now I’ve moved out the mother, but the father is still young/is not ready to retire despite maxing out all of his treats in his career. What can I do? I want to start the next generation, but I can’t move out the father sim so the son can have a girlfriend and start a family. Also don’t have enough sim cash to buy another playable spot and am not willing to spend real money for it.
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Anonymous latest Reply
I’d also like to add that the option to retire hasn’t even come up for the father. It came up twice for the mother until I finally did it, but it’s weird that it hasn’t happened with him. I’m stuck, essentially. I don’t want to keep progressing the son bc I don’t want him to age too quickly, and I also don’t want to start a romance with him because she won’t be able to move in until this is fixed
I’m on level 17 already and I am still not getting the option to retire one of my two original sims. Their son just evolved into a grownup and I would like to make him playable instead of one of his parents because I still don’t have a 3rd slot for a playable sim. What exactly does my sim have to complete to be able to finally retire? Thank you!
<< Anonymous(Lala)
SimmermaN Reply
Did you already maxed the traits of that Sim you wanted to retire?
<< Anonymous(Lala)
Zee 10days ago Reply
My option to retire didn't pop up on my first sim until level 20 I think & then level 21 for my 2nd sim. My traits aren't maxed out but I complete a lot of events cause I want the funds. LoL.
<< Anonymous(Lala)
George 16hour ago Reply
You have to get another option for a new trait and then press the retire button that will pop up with igt
Gwen 22hour ago
Anyone else unable to move out elderly sims since the last update?
<< Anonymous(Gwen)
George 16hour ago Reply
Anonymous 1days ago
What will happen if I retire both of my playable Sims? I'm guessing that I won't be able to play the game if I can't manipulate them?
Nie 23days ago
If I move an elder out, will I still be able to see them around town...
<< Anonymous(Nie )
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
Hell, how do you even move them out? Let alone seeing them around town.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
You click on the family picture and click on the Sim you want to move and it will give you the option to move or if it's a kid it will say promote
Anonymous 13days ago
how long do i have to wait until i can retire my sim?
Anonymous 28days ago
My sim is married but when I click on the bed, it does not have the option to enjoy wedded whoowho
<< Anonymous
Perry 27days ago Reply
Move your bed in a wider space
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Make sure the bed is for two people and not one.
MYSTERY 18days ago
hey I just wanna ask if you retire a sim what will happen to the kid? would the baby leave too?
<< Anonymous(MYSTERY)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
The baby becomes playable. You can make the baby grow and do actions.
Jean 16days ago
When can I customize and control children?
Anonymous 21days ago
If I retire my sim with all their career completed do the new sim have to restart the whole thing I’ve ragain?
Cayla 26days ago
After my sims retired, I created a new one and I can not figure out how to get her a career?? Any ideas
<< Anonymous(Cayla)
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
Go to the cafe or where ever you want the sim to work and click on the icon there, then it will give you the option to get the job
I was going to click on a star while helping my sim and the retire sim came up unexpectedly. As soon as I clicked where the star was, I accidentally retired my sim in the middle of a limited time event and now I have to wait 24 hours for the event to become available again. My sim was one quick event away from becoming a level 10 in her hobby. I’m so frustrated! They need an “Are you sure you want to retire sim?” option.
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Jenna 23days ago Reply
Did you get it restored or ask for help? I accidentally did the same. On here looking for answers. :(

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