Learn about how you can grow your Sims from Infancy to the afterlife, make them age quickly or make them immortal forever!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is one life cycle/age group?
It takes 60 days of you playing the game for your Sim to age from infancy to the afterlife.
Will my Sims age when the game isn't open?
Your Sims will only age when you are playing the game.
Does performing actions make my Sims age?
Any actions you perform (including sleeping) will age your Sims through each life stage.
Do I need to complete the Life Dreams and Legacies quest - I don't want my Sims to die?
As of February 2017, you can reverse your Sims' ages back to the start of that age group for free. This means that if you complete Life Dreams and Legacies you'll be able to send your Sims to the afterlife and they will be able to age automatically, but you easily keep them in their age group without spending LifePoints (LP).
What happens to a Sims' house and pets when they die?
The Sims' house and Pets will remain and won't disappear if your Sim goes to the afterlife.
Can I adopt a toddler from parents who have passed away?
If both the toddler's parents have passed away you can adopt a Toddler with a new Sim - you will need to perform positive (green) interactions with the adult and toddler Sim to allow the adult to adopt the child.
How to age your Sims
Complete the Two and a Half Sims main quest to age Infants to Toddlers. Purchase a stove and, with any Sim selected, bake a birthday cake. Next, tap on your Sim and select 'Have Birthday'. You can store as many birthday cakes as you like, but they do cost LP to bake!
If your Sim has a red circle around their face in the Age Controller then they are 'Ready to age'. You'll need to have a birthday and age this Sim. Alternatively, you can reverse the Sim back to the start of their Life Stage for FREE as of February 2017.
TIP: If you complete the Sims' Life Dream before their current Life Dream phase is up you can age the Sim for free.
You can grow a Sim from an infant to adult or adopt some Sims if you prefer. Here's some facts on each age group of Sims and what to do with them.
Once you have completed the quests Seniors and Life Dreams and Legacies you will now be ready to age your Adult Sims into Seniors and allow them to pass on. After Life Dreams and Legacies is complete your Sims will age automatically without the need to have a birthday.
If a Sim is ready to go, you will be prompted in the Age Controller with a message saying 'Ready to age'. Death will also show up at your Sim's house and your Sim will have an action bubble ("!") above their head with golden lights swirling below them.
NOTE: When your Sim passes they will drop a Life Orb - this can be passed onto other Sims. For more information see the Life Dreams, Orbs, and Personalities article.
Reverse, pause or stop aging
Don't want your Sims to age or pass away? When prompted to age your Sim, you can choose to reverse the age of your Sim back to the start of their age group for 0 LP. As of February 2017, this is free. This will only take the Sim back to the start of their age group - for example, you can't make a Senior an Adult.
You can also use a Platinum Orb to pause or stop a Sim's aging once you have completed Life Dreams and Legacies. Open the Age Controller (the timer icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen); tap the pause icon next to the Sim you want to make immortal. Next, scroll to the Sim you wish to make immortal again and select the Platinum Orb next to their name, then, beneath 'Age pause' and the infinity sign, tap the tick. Click "Yes" to assign the Orb.
Note: If you use an Orb on a Sim to pause aging you will not be able to use this Orb again to build areas in the Carnival or Pet Park; as it has been consumed by this Sim.
As well as having birthdays and automatically aging, you can increase a Sim's age by advancing it earlier in the Age Controller menu. Tap the play icon in the Age Controller to resume aging and take away the effects of the Platinum Orb.
If a Sim has a Platinum Orb assigned to them and you want to advance them to next age group without them continuing to age you can tap the advance/reverse aging button in the Age Controller. If the Platinum Orb is assigned to them you can then advance them to the next age group where they will stay until you resume their aging again.