Aging and Retirement in The Sims Mobile

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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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Anonymous 23days ago
do npc on your household will retire automatically?
so..My sim, I used to be able to have the option to retire him. but I chose not too, a little bit later I didn’t have the option again and have been trying to retire that sim and hope it comes back up again, but it never did. I’m really 🔥 and irritated, FIX THIS!!
<< Anonymous(alina)
Anonymous Reply
You can go in your characters traits and choose to retire then
Can I get my sims back after retire?
<< Anonymous(Caroline)
Anonymous Reply
You must make them have a baby before retiring
<< Anonymous(Caroline)
Anonymous Reply
Click on family portrait.. and choose a Sim you want to promote back knot the game..but have to have an open Sim slot.
Can you come up with an update where you can bring back a removed Sim?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
you click on the family gives you the option to promote one of the Sims in the portrait back into the game..but you have to have an open Sim slot..same with an adult child you have to make an open slot for them to become playable?
When you retire a sim do you get a new one or do you have to have babies??
I’m not planning to retire my sims right away. And I have all the four sim slots used up. So is it mandatory to retire a sim if i want my sims to raise a baby? Or are baby sims not counted as slot sims?
<< Anonymous(selin)
Anonymous Reply
Im pretty sure baby sims dont take up one of the slots
2 of my playable Sims are married but 1 of them is ready to retire. I want to retire her but he's not ready to retire yet.
So would that automatically make him retire with his spouse?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
After I retire a SIM do I get to make a new one in it's place?
I still can’t have a baby
<< Anonymous(Unicorn )
Anonymous Reply
You can have a baby if you are already in a chapter 3 in any relationshop
When do second generation sims retire? My sim Echo has been an adult for a long time and my 3 rd gen sims are almost all adults too.
Got a bit of a problem too, i'm already at lvl 35, max up 4 traits of my 1st gen. Sims been waiting for 3 days but they still havent retire none of them can you please help?
<< Anonymous(TheAmsterdamsDS)
Anonymous Reply
Yup, I've got the same issue.
<< Anonymous(TheAmsterdamsDS)
Anonymous Reply
Same here
I still can’t have a baby

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