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The Sims Freeplay- Ageing UPDATE!


A few people have asked me about this so I thought I would make a post just to explain the latest change with the ageing.

As you probably know by now, once you complete the Life Dreams and Legacies Quest your sims will begin to age automatically. Previously once the circle that appears around their face was full and red you needed to either age them to the next life stage or use LPs to reverse them back to the beginning of the life stage they are currently at.

For example, if your adult sim was ready to age you would have had to make them a senior for free or use LPs to reverse them back to the beginning of their adult stage.


Now, instead of costing LPs you can reverse your sims back to the beginning of their life stage for FREE!

How does it work? To reverse their age all you need to do is wait until their time is up and the birthday cake appears above their head. Click on the birthday cake and the growing older pop up will appear, just click NO if you do not want them to age. It will then ask you if you are sure you want to reset them to the beginning of that life stage, click yes if you do. Once you click yes the circle around their face on the simtracker will be empty ready for them to start ageing again!
This change is a great move as I know a lot of people were using far too many LPs to keep their sims at the age they currently are- mostly so they can complete events! Although it does sort of make earning platinum orbs to pause your sims at their current life stage a bit pointless!

How many times can you reverse them? It seems like you can do this as many times as you want!

NOTE: I don’t know if this is a permanent change but lets hope so!


Still confused about Life Dreams? Read my Life Dreams Frequently Asked Questions Post here

Thanks for reading!



Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 22 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

41 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Ageing UPDATE!

  1. i love your blog posts and youtube site! thanks!

  2. Thanks for posting this. I’ve resisted progressing my game through Life Dreams because I didn’t want to deal with the aging process, but that’s meant there are parts of the game I can’t do. Now I’m willing to give it a try, but I think I’ll keep a non-aging version of the game on a secondary device, just in case I don’t like it.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this! As always, you are a huge help and I appreciate you 🙂

  4. Please, tell me, is this feature still on? I’ve returned to the game after a long time off it and I was really hoping the aging process can be reversed now. I haven’t proceed through the Life Dreams and Legacies quest yet but I’d love to if there is a way to keep all my sims for free.

  5. Hey.. I just saw this post and it seems awesome.. I am currently on the pirate and goddess quest but if I complete all my pending quests I can finish all the quests.. I am scared to reach the life orbs quest.. I remember I had once finished quite a bit of the game but then had to delete it.. At that time I had completed this quest.. But now I don’t want my adults to age at all.. Platinum orbs take to long to get.. I don’t know what I shld do. Shld I complete all the quests including the in-stitches quest or shld I stop at the in-stitches quests.. I read your blog to help me with all my quests.. And they all are super helpful.. 😘

    • If you don’t want your sims to age and die then I would suggest you stay on the in stitches quest, you can always change your mind later and finish the quest and then start on the life dreams one! 🙂 I’m glad it helps!

      • Ok.. Thanks so much.. Just another thing.. Suppose you do what the new update says.. That you say that I would not like to age this simply does this action its self need a birthday cake or can it just be done for free.. Like without using LP’s.. And in this update can you say no more than one time get it to the beginning of that age?.. I’m sorry for bombarding you with so many questions.. 🙊🙊

      • It is exactly as the steps in the post show you, no birthday cakes are needed. You just click no and they will reverse back to the beginning of that life stage for free and you can reverse them as many times as you want.

      • Thanks so much… It helped a lot.. ❤️

  6. Hey, I was just wondering if this is still happening, like is it still free to reset now, or if it was only this event, or only events in general. I have not started the life dreams and legacies quest because I don’t want my sims to die, but if I can do it this way, I might as well finish it.

  7. It looks like EA posted an update on their official website about the aging process that did not mention it was free now. It was posted on April 12, 2017.

    I wonder if this means they are going back to the old way? I surely hope not!


    Notice the post date and the explanation.

    Maybe they just aren’t voicing it?

    • That post may have been posted recently but some of the information it contains seems to be out of date, for example, sims don’t grieve anymore when someone close to them passes- they haven’t for a very long time!
      As of the latest update you can still reverse for free 🙂

  9. I’m so scared this is just going to reel me into finishing the quest and then end up costing me later I wish they would update us as to whether it is permanent or not…..thank you so much for keeping us as up to date as possible! I think you’re wonderful!

  10. Thanks to EA Monkeys for finally realising that it was costing the players too much LPs to keep the Sims from aging, but has anyone noticed the catch? Unless I am mistaken, I did find I can reset their ages back to the beginning for free (great!), but not their full inspiration. I have found after resetting their ages (for free), I have to go to the singing inspiration fish to fully restore each of the Sims inspiration and they do seem to age a bit quicker than normal after reversing their ages for free. It is a pity the inspiring singing fish does not work the same for the toddlers and the babies too! Maybe EA Monkeys programmers should be kind to us all and change this. Looking forward to the next set of updates

  11. Hello I just came across your site and I must say it’s everything that I’ve needed to guide me along in the game. I’ve been slowly and steadily progressing towards the end of the game so I’m about three quests out from the Life Dreams quest. I was wondering that with this feature of pausing it for free for an unlimited amount of times, should I do the Life Dreams quest. I basically would like to complete everything if possible (because I’m such a completionist) I just don’t want my sims to age up and die 😦

  12. Does this mean that they won’t age without my “permission”? Hahah

  13. Is this still the case? I hope it is!

  14. Is this update still going on? I’m in the sous judgmental quest but I
    don’t know if I should start this quest or not, I don’t want my sims to die, and I only have 8 LP’s. Please help.

  15. Your the best blog I know of, when I have trouble or want to know what is in a quest you
    are the first place that I come to!

  16. I’m glad that the age reversal is free! I have much work to do and hobbies take along time! I really want to finish the potion making hobby, to unlock the furniture set. I don’t really care for the fashion, skating or ‘boring’ hobbies. I wish there are more hobbies for the kid sims since kids can do a lot of things besides skating and diving, just like in real life! Kids can do gymnastics and art, ect. Why limit them! I love the animals in the game and I made the choice to go for the Animal Place on mysterious island. Can kittens and puppies be used there?

  17. Do you know if this still applies with the newest update, the one with the love and treasure quest? Thanks!

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