Aging and Retirement in The Sims Mobile

How to retire, aging, heirlooms, traits
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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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Both of my retired sims said they were moving out, and that they wouldn’t be available anymore. I had no choice but to let them, and now my old sims are both gone.
What do I do?!?! I miss them!
Can you retire a second generation sim? I’ve already retired my first generation but I’m wondering if I can retire the second gen??
<< Anonymous(Confused)
Anonymous Reply
yes after player level 16, you will be getting a lot of pop ups like ‘do you want you sims to retire?’ that’s when you have the chance to do it! if you lost he chance - wait for another one..
You can prompt retirement under the profile of the character, last tab past all the pages that show progress through story chapters
Is there an option to get my sim out of retirement? I dont want her to be retired.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you don't want to retire your sim, then don't retire her. Once retired the sim can't be brought out of retirement
Will my sim just die or be forced to retire if I don’t retire her.
I’m wondering if after one of my sims retire if I still have to pay to get another or does that slot open up for one of my children? Someone please answer asap
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That slot opens up for another Sim.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you retire a sim they will free up a new playable spot but you still need to age-up one of their kids and promote them to the open spot
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Thank you
Can you retire a second generation sim? I’ve already retired my first generation but I’m wondering if I can retire the second gen??
I retired one of my sim’s but I still have not received the retirement chest or been able to complete the quest. I don’t have access to the sim anymore so there’s nothing I can do to fix it, and I’m not retiring my last sim.
Ileen Burford
All of my sims have their 4 traits but the game isn’t giving me the option to retire any of them. How do I retire a sim?
Do I have to keep my retire sim playable in order for them to die????
<< Anonymous(E)
Sims Retirement Help Reply
No. When you retire a sim, they become an elder. They’ll be around for a while, but eventually they will leave the game and you won’t be able to socialize with them anymore. In my opinion, once that happens they’re dead.
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Bella Reply
I agree one of mine did that she just automatically goes I'm moving out bye bye I'm like well the farrrk youu lol!
Hey I just wanted to know how long it takes to retire a sim. I am now trying to make my 3rd generation but I have retired my girl (Laura) but my boy (James) is still not retiring I have given him four traits and it still won’t work I have opened the trait slot and ... still doesn’t work pls help. Thx
Will it make a difference if I retire my sim while they are in an event? I’m ready to retire this sim and age up their kid but they are in a standard event and I don’t feel like waiting 3 hours lol

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