HOBBY ITEMS SHOW AS LOCKED OR LIMITED ITEM IN HOME STORE?- you will see this if you are in the new items tab, if you go to the hobby and career items tab of your inventory you should be able to place the hobby item

STORED AN ITEM IN YOUR INVENTORY BUT CANNOT FIND IT? You haven’t unlocked the item yet so you need to complete a certain quest to unlock the tabs in buy mode and the item should reappear in your inventory

How do I contact the makers? Read this post on how to contact them

There are a few glitches, as you expect in each update of the sims freeplay, this page will contain all the ones that I know about right now (if you know of more, please let me know so I can add them!)



Added 7th January

  • While completing the a puppy odyssey quest the puppy disappears- you will need to contact EA about this to see if they can fix this for you

Added 3rd April

  • The game isn’t recognising when you complete some goals right now- you could contact EA and let them know a goal doesn’t work or you could try skipping with LPs or if it is a weekly task you could wait for the next update as it will complete the goal for you when you update your game.

Added 20th April

  • Timed hobby events has been ending before the time limit is actually up so a lot of players are missing out on the prizes- if you have had this issue you will need to contact EA and they should be able to sort it out for you


Added 30th July

  • Cannot complete the Royal Lineage Quest as footprints appear- this appears to be a glitch in the latest update, you will need to contact EA about this issue to see if they can fix this for you
  • Town value increases when visiting a neighbour- you are just getting your neighbours town value and any rewards for reaching that town value milestone


Added 8th September

  • Simtracker Issue:

Some players are unable to see the progress or see incorrect progress of their sims task in the simtracker.

EA/ Firemonkeys have said:

‘We are currently aware of a Known Issue where the progress bar inside the Simtracker may not update or change, despite a Sim being at work or performing an action/task. The actions of the Sims are otherwise not affected.

Thank you for your patience while we investigate this issue.’

  • Horses still stuck:

Some players horses are stuck in the stable walls and are unable to interact with them.

EA/Firemonkeys have said:

‘All players that have submitted tickets as a Known Issue: Horse Stuck in Stable Walls have had their horses fixed. If you have missed out, please submit a ticket for assistance!’

In future: wait for your sims to dismount before sending them to work, this seems to have been the cause of this issue for a few players

  • Hospital being built too early causing players to be unable to go back to downtown to complete construction:

Please read this page on the Firemonkeys website for more information on this fix

  • Error 111: General Error popup when trying to access the online store:

EA/Firemonkeys have said:

‘We are unable to provide direct help as we are still investigating the cause of the issue.

We encourage players to follow this article (click this link) to receive updated information as we learn more.

Pretty Little Planters Quest has started early and I cannot complete it- you will need to contact EA about this issue as I am unable to fix technical issues- give this post on the Firemonkeys website a read for more information on this issue

Added November 2017

  • Sim stuck not doing anything but simtracker shows as ‘busy’- Try sending your sim to work, then you can either cancel the shift or wait for it to complete from there to resolve the issue.

Added April 2018

  • Can’t place fences next to walls? Place a door on the part of the wall you want the fence to attach to and then place the fence there and it will be attached to the wall, check out my video here for more details of how to do this:


How do I contact the makers? Read this post on how to contact them


997 thoughts on “Glitches

  1. Have they changed which day the new weekly tasks start? New weekly tasks have always started on Friday evenings, but a few weeks ago while loading my game on my Android tablet, I believe something caused my game to glitch (more than likely a poor/slow connection) and my weekly tasks began resetting on Wednesday mornings. Unfortunately when this happened, I also stopped receiving my daily rewards. (When I tap on the mailbox it shows the rewards have already been received but I have not collected any rewards). With the change of day and time for new weekly tasks, I wondered if my game was confused on what day and time it actually was. I have checked all of my tablet, google play and game settings, along with connecting my game to Facebook. I contacted support through FireMonkeys, but their response was not in any way helpful. Any information or suggestions you can give me will be extremely helpful.

    • Unfortunately I don’t really pay attention to the day that new weekly tasks begin, sorry! The fact you can’t collect your daily reward is more worrying, did Firemonkeys not say anything about how to fix that issue?

  2. I cant seem to load any free offers for LP :/ anyone else having this issue? When i click on an offer, it just has a buffering icon or it loads a white page.

      • I found that they are stuck if you sending them from far away, so by the time Sim got to the place you already finished playing with Sprout but Sim just arrived and here’s a glitch. I’m just sending Sim to come to the garden patch, wait while he is there standing by it and then taping on planting. No glitching since then!

  3. My sims is able to do thing where they are but can not whistle them over or send to work. In the sims tracker, it should the sim just stated action, but when I click on the person it only gives me the options “have birthday” and “ultimate make over”. The sim has bben doing this for weeks. I’ve tried turning off device and that doesn’t work. I’m sorry if you already answered this question. I could not find it if you did.

  4. I can’t seem to unlock division 51. I get all the first 2 resources but when I trade resources for the gold badges, my badges do not increase. Am I doing something wrong?

  5. I’m stuck in a friends town as all my tool bars have moved up the screen to the top left and I can’t access them.

    • Close your game and restart your device, you should be able to return home and then get your sim back by just clicking on them and selecting bring home. If you still have the bars in the wrong place you will probably need to contact the makers so they can fix this issue for you.

  6. My teenage sim did this wierd dance as if he was dizzy as soon as he was nice to the future sim is this what happens to the teenage Sims only because they’re shocked a future person came and actually time travel is real or…?

  7. I had just bought a houseboat and moved a family into it, then I left the game. When I came back the mom was standing on water and glitching through anything in the water. I tried to make her enter the house but it says she can’t go there. What do I do? Because I really need to do some stuff with her

    • I have had this happen before, just go to a different place in simtown and click on the whistle on the simtracker to bring that sim there and then you can click on the house with the arrow button to send them back home and they won’t be in the water anymore!

  8. I can not go up in relationship milestones. I’m trying to complete a task at a neighbors to high five someone and we are strangers and I can not move up, they dance or be nice and when it’s finished, nothing. They’re not going up, I can be rude and it will go down and I can reach the negative milestones, but I can not go up. I’ve tried to refresh the game and uninstall and reinstall, but I still can’t get it to work. I don’t understand. I’m using an android device.

    • If you keep doing negative interactions then it takes longer to get back up to the friendship milestones, I would recommend you use another sim or talk to another sim and just be nice, hopefully this should make them friends so you can complete this.

  9. Random sims, such as the market place sim or police officers found within the police profession, are in one of my sims bathrooms and I can’t interact with them or remove them I don’t know what to do???

  10. Im unable to select a specialty in Filmmaker … have all the resources needed, but wont let me select. What am I doing wrong?

  11. There are three random sims standing in my yard. I don’t know how they got there & I can’t interact with them. I can’t get them to move. When i click on them I get the red circle that I can’t interact with them.
    There is also one standing in my kitchen. How can I remove these Sims?

  12. I’m having trouble getting my puppy back home. He’s stuck at the stables and I have no idea how he got there. It won’t let the owner take him home. How do I get him home?

  13. Diy homes patio Sims freeplay. I have spent over 5,000 on trees, plant, fire pit, grill etc..and my game is not going to the next step. Please help…

  14. I cannot complete the salsa dancing hobby. After two weeks and 75+ trophies, I still need the Three Way Stopper trophy. I have used two pairs of sims (and swapped partners) that are level 6.

  15. In the simtown marketplace event, when I click on the marketplace it’ll ask me to watch a video. When I try to watch it I get a pop up that says “sorry, this offer has expired please select a new offer”. But it doesn’t offer me anything else. I have to cancel the request, and its three hours before I get a new request and if it’s a video guess what – I can’t do it. Anybody else have this issue?

  16. Has there been a change in the amount of simoleons you get when gardening? I used to get 1200 when planting onions now I only get 800. The amount you get back has went down for all of them.

  17. I finished the Backyard event and I started building my own house. And when I went to do the fencing, it won’t let me put a fence next to the house to make it complete. It shows up red. I’ve tried deleting the room, adding the fence. Then putting the room back and it won’t for some reason. Any ideas?

  18. So i am trying to use the new fences on a sims backyard and it won’t allow me to place them right up to the house. I have to leave on square fenceless and cuz they won’t touch the house. Is there a trick for these? I’ve tried the corner ones too and they don’t work either.

  19. Sent sim to work at profession (hospital). He never went, he’s still at home. Underneath his icon their is no option. Not to resend to work, not to call to someone’s house. Can’t send my 3rd sim to work their cause it’s telling me their is already 2 there. Only option for that one is off site.
    Have contacted firemonkeys 4 days ago and they still haven’t gotten back to me.

  20. Having trouble with the Inner Child’s Play Seaskonal Quest. I can’t eat the birthday cake .. it dose the symbol that it can’t get there.. I have put the sim on all sides of the little cake table but still won’t do it. I am running out of time and I have already added an extra day..please say you can help me. Frankie xx

  21. Here’s one for you: One of my couples had a baby. When the baby was “born” I was confused as to why the house looked different and he wasn’t at his crib, he was crawling on a floor. Turns out, he was moved into my empty teen mansion (I was saving it for my teens when I’m ready to age them)… And when you look at the town map, HE is the owner of the house! If he’s interacting with his parents or sister it clearly states that they are related. When I contacted EA about this they gave me 20 LPs and told me to delete the baby. I am not aware of a way to delete a Sim, plus I really didn’t feel right about killing him off, so there he is, weird little toddler now that lives in a mansion. 😂

  22. I didn’t get clothes from 3-4 stores in sunset mall after building them it just showed empty screen and I can’t buy them either cause they don’t appear there. Is there any way I can get them ? I really wanted new hairstyles

  23. Having a problem cleaning up the dishes from baking the toast/tomatoes one. My sims are in a basement and ie removed sink and outside access(which has worked before for “fast” clean up) but now when I try to get them to clean, they won’t. If I click to clean plate, another item flashes as though I had selected that one, they won’t go to dish. A little “talking” bubble is now appearing above head and they won’t go back to clean. I’ve allowed they out of basement, put in sinks and no luck. It’s been happening since last night, aground time the android glitch was fixed. Any ideas what to do, or is this happening because of glitch not fixed on the iPhone yet? Help! Too many grey dishes that won’t be picked up so I’ve stopped cooking 😦

  24. My sim is pregnant, then I move her to a new house. I deleted the baby crib. Now she’s still carrying the baby. I don’t know how in hel I can make her deliver the baby already. I tried buying another crib but it doesn’t work. Darn baby doesn’t want to come out. – _-

  25. Hi I was doing the cooking hobby and the plates appeared floating in the pool I can’t clean it up now… do you know any way? I’ve tried to put sims in the pool and even outside the pool and doesn’t work….

  26. i was playing the live event – luxury living – and the love&treasure quest and all my sims were busy doings actions for the events the suddenly they stopped and as if the last actions weren’t in progress , i lost 1 lot of each craft where my sims were completing the actions and i lost time of both the event and the quest … can this be fixed ?

  27. I have a glitch with the persuading grouch. It wont let me click on him to choose. I’ve spent so much lifestyle points to try and finish this goal.

  28. In the Hans on event, I have 2 days left (on target). After finding 50 parts in appliances, I had to do a 15 min action with Susan Sparks. I tried twice and when I came back, they would no longer be doing the action. The second time, Susan disappeared. I have no way to complete the event. How long does it usually take to rectify these things? I opened a case already but no response yet… I have a lot of LP invested in this event.

  29. Hi there! Since I opened my pregnancy store, I noticed you can create babies in any household, even a single parent. I did that, but then my single mom met and partnered with a single guy, subsequently moving to his house. But, the child, now a toddler, did not move. Nor did her last name change to the guy’s name. Any idea how I get this little girl moved over with her new family?? I increased their relationship to best friends thinking I would be given a new “adopt” option, but no.

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