The Sims Freeplay- The Cloud

Just in case you ever have a problem with your device or want to change devices you should really know how to connect to the cloud so you don’t lose your game, for example if you wanted to change your device you would be able to get your game onto that new device within 7 days and you won’t have to start all over again- its a good idea to do it everyday just as a back up in case! (it does automatically do it if you connect to the party boat but its always useful to know how to do it yourself)

Connecting to the Cloud

To connect to the cloud you need to firstly be connected to facebook or game center (the adding neighbours post will show you how to do that)


Then go into settings in the game (click on the green button with 3 white dots on it) you will then see these options: image Click on the cloud and you will see this window appear: image Click upload save data and your game will be saved

Click here to watch my video on how to save to the cloud

Help! My neighbours can’t see an item in my town, why is that?

They can’t see it because they aren’t seeing the most up to date version of your game, you need to connect to the cloud for them to see this version of your game.


If you are transferring to a different device you can click on that device download save data and you will have your game back as long as you are connected to the same facebook or game center account


Unable to connect to the cloud?

If you can’t connect click on the facebook icon in the settings and it will probably say unknown user so log out and log in again and it should work! If it still isn’t working you may want to contact EA to see if there is anything they can do to fix this for you.


Thanks for reading!


The Sims Freeplay- Adding Neighbours

Only have access to Another Sim Town? Find out what it contains here!

If you need neighbours to complete social tasks but have no idea how to add them then read this post!

I am going to explain Game Center, Facebook and Google Play Games because these are the ones that I am familiar with.

If you are playing on an Apple product you have the choice between Game Center and/or Facebook to add neighbours, if you are on an Android you will have the option of Facebook and/or Google Play Games.

Game Center Adding

Game Center is an app on your Apple product, it should already be on your device.
Open it up and you will see 5 tabs at the bottom of the screen

Me, Friends, Games, Challenges and Turns

  • In the me tab you can set your username, this is what people use to add you, you can also change your photo here.
  • In the friends tab you will see all of your friends you already have and any friend requests you have
  • In the games tab you will see all the games you play and all of your achievements

To add a player you need to know their username or email address, once you do go to the friends tab and in the top right hand corner there is a +

This will open up a new window, in the ‘to’ box write the players username or email and in the big box below you can add a message to that person.

 Once they have accepted your request if they have sims freeplay they will appear in your party boat.

You can have 500 friends on Game Center but only 100 appear in your party boat.

NOTE: as of IOS10 the Game Center app has been removed but you can still add neighbours unfortunately you now have to iMessage the person you want to add, not exactly sure how this works as I haven’t updated so I can still access game center. Someone kindly told me you can also allow nearby people to add you from Settings > Game Center > Allow nearby people to add you through WiFi or Bluetooth.

Connecting The Sims Freeplay to Facebook

To add a neighbour using facebook you need to have your game connected to your account, you need the Facebook app logged in to your account to do this. Go to settings in the sims freeplay (the green button with 3 white dots in it) and you will see these options appear:

Click on the Facebook logo and it will say not signed in, press the green log in button and it will go to Facebook then come back to the sims freeplay and you should see this (check that it is the right account):

NOTE: my Facebook account has been suspended so I am unable to add anymore players, sorry!

Facebook Adding

Then when you add a friend on Facebook, if they have sims freeplay they will be added to your party boat automatically.

Google Play Games Adding

To add players as neighbours using Google Play Games you need to follow them firstly on Google+, you cannot just add them on Google Play Games (that would be too easy!)

Firstly you will need to have set up a Google Play Games account which allows you to set up a Google+ account at the same time if you don’t already have one- just follow the steps that appear when you open the app on your device or through The Cloud or Account Manager in the game

NOTE: I had a lot of problems with Google Play Games not saving my game, in fact I lost my whole game because of it so if you can connect to a Facebook account too I would recommend it!

Once you have set up both accounts open Google+ (1) and click on the people button at the top of the screen (2)
On here you will be able to see anyone you already follow or suggestions of people who follow you (first 3)
Either click add (4) on a suggestion or you can search for someone new using the search button at the top of the page (second 3)

Once you click add you can choose what circle to add them to, I use Following:


Now it will say you are following them so when you go on Google Play Games, under the players tab (complete steps 1-3 below) they will appear under following and will also be on your Party Boat so you can visit them

Deleting a Neighbour

To delete a neighbour you just need to delete them from Facebook and/or Game Center and unfollow them on Google+

Help! My neighbours can’t see an item in my town, why is that?

They can’t see it because they aren’t seeing the most up to date version of your game, you need to connect to the cloud for them to see this version of your game.


 Please note it can take a while for neighbours to appear in your party boat after adding so be patient!

If you would like some new neighbours you can find lots on the neighbours needed page

What social tasks are there to complete? Find my social tasks list here!

Thanks for reading!