In The Sims Mobile, you can have 4 playable Sims that you can customize, but you'll start with 1 playable character only. That is a little bit lonely for the Sim. Here's our guide in how to get more playable Sims in your game!
How to Unlock a Sim Slot
Second Sim Slot
Unlocking the second Sim slot is quite easy. To do that, you just need to step up your Player level up to Level 4 and you'll unlock it for FREE!
Third and Fourth Sim Slot
For the third and fourth Sim Slot, the only way to unlock it is to use your hard earned SimCash. I know a lot of you will ask if there is a way to unlock it for free, unfortunately, I can't find any other way to unlock it except from paying SimCash. There are tons of way to earn SimCash for free.
For the third Sim Slot, you will need to pay 175 SimCash to unlock it. The last slot or the fourth one is the most expensive Sim Slot to unlock. This will cost a whopping 515 SimCash!. I know it's too much, but unlocking these slots will be permanent in your game. Once you're done unlocking, you can either creating a new Sim or promote a Sim to make it playable. Create a new one will cost a few Sim Tickets while promoting a Sim is free.
How to Make NPCs playable
To make NPC playable, they should be part of your household. Best example of that is a newborn baby however, they should grown to a young adult first before you can promote them as playable. Once you retire a Sim and they become an elder, they will become NPC as well. Unfortunately, Retired Sims cannot be promoted as playable anymore.
First, tap on you family portait. This is where you can see your current Sims, your previous ones and NPCs you can promote as playable.
Those playable Sims are situated in the center and with green plumbob while NPCs are in both sides. Tap any of the NPCs you have in the house.
There are two option to choose from: promote or move out. Selecting "Promote" will make your NPC as one of your playable Sims. Just a reminder, you need to have a vacant Sim Slot for you to promote an NPC. If you're not happy with the NPC's appearance, you will have an option for you to customize it even change its gender.
If you want to delete an NPC, choose "Move out".Selecting this option is irreversible. You cannot undo your decision.
I have another problem. The portrait doesn’t say any like that. It says make passive...help pls.
If you move your child out when they’re in adults and into a new house I think you can have more than to children but I advised I have two children because you won’t be able to play them if you have more than two some of them are just gonna have to be there forever as a child so maybe if you move them out you can have a lot of playable Sims
Do you need to be on a certain level to unlock the 3rd slot, I've got the sim cash and it still wont unlock
You have to wait until you are on player level 13. Then you have to at least participate in the roommate race quest to unlock the third slot. If you finish the quest you will unlock the third slot for free. If you don’t you have to pay 175 simcash to unlock
Also there is a girl on YouTube that shows you step-by-step what you have to do to unlock your third playable Sim but I am trying to find out how to unlock my fourth player will same without using the cash have not found that out yet once I do I will post it
If you promote one of your children to become playable, will they eventually retire too? Or do they stay there forever?
Maybe you have started to participate in the Roommate Race Quest that’s why the unlock button is gray. You can wait until the quest will be over or you can play the quest until you earned the 3rd sim slot without paying simcash