How to download The Sims on Android

Are you a lover of The Sims and the infinite possibilities offered by this famous life simulator? Well, if playing The Sims is so fun for you that you can’t part with it, you’re probably also looking for a way to keep interacting with your Sims when you’re out. I guessed it, right?

So, if that’s really the case, I’ll tell you right away that you’ve come to the right place at the right time! In fact, in this guide of mine, I want to explain how to download The Sims on Android , so as to allow you to never abandon your Sims, create new families and follow their lives wherever you are, choosing from the various titles available.

You understood well! There is no single way to play The Sims on Android but, as I will show you later, there are multiple methods. Come on, what are you still doing standing there? Keep reading this tutorial and find out how to take your Sims with you at all times. All that remains for me is to wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to download The Sims on Android
    • How to download The Sims Mobile
    • How to download The Sims FreePlay
  • In case of doubts or problems

Preliminary Information

Since you are a lover of The Sims and you are looking for a mobile version of the already for Android, I immediately give you some good news: for the terminals animated by the “green robot” system, there are two versions of the famous life simulator!

The names of these versions are The Sims Mobile and The Sims FreePlay and I assure you that both are of excellent quality and with unique features that differentiate them. Interesting, right? But perhaps now you are wondering which one to choose and which is the better version of the two. Precisely for this reason, I thought it would be better to tell you about their features, before going into detail on how to download them.

I start by talking to you about The Sims FreePlay , as it is the first of the two to be released on Android, in 2012, and is still available for free on the Play Store .

This version of the game requires an Internet connection to work, as every action performed during the games takes place in real time. You ask me what does it mean in real time? I’ll tell you right away. It means that to complete every action, including construction ones, the time required by the game corresponds to the real one. Despite this, there is no problem in exiting the game, in fact the time continues to be counted constantly, so when you return to the game the progress is always updated.

As in the most classic of The Sims, even in the FreePlay version you build houses, create and customize your Sims and earn Simoleons, Life Points and Social Points with work or doing leisure and socializing activities. Oh, I almost forgot: Sims can get married (get divorced), have kids (growing up), and get old.

Now that I’ve told you about The Sims FreePlay and how this version offers many possibilities under construction, I can move on to introduce you to The Sims Mobile , the newest version of the game, released for free in 2018 on the Play Store.

Among the features that distinguish it from the FreePlay version there is certainly the multiplayer mode and that story : by playing, you can create your own Sim, build houses and carry on the life of the characters. In addition, there is the possibility to interact with other real players as well by going to parties .

As in The Sims FreePlay, also in The Sims Mobile there is an in-game currency, which can be earned by playing or purchased with real money. Finally, to distinguish this version of the game is the particular attention placed in the story mode , focused and influenced by the actions of the Sims. Thanks to the progress made in the story, the Sims level up and unlock new movies, clothes, objects and furniture.

To conclude this brief introduction, if you want to learn more about the differences between the two versions of The Sims available on Android, scroll through some images and videos on Google Play, so as to also realize the differences in the graphic style and the details on how the game progresses.

How to download The Sims on Android

Now that I have described the main differences between the versions of The Sims for Android , I can proceed by talking about how they must be downloaded and installed on the operating system of the “green robot”.

At this point, you just have to equip yourself with the mobile device on which you intend to install the game and take a few minutes to read this tutorial.

How to download The Sims Mobile

Have you decided to try The Sims Mobile and want to know how to download it on your Android device? No problem, I’ll tell you how to proceed.

From the home screen of your device, access the drawer (the app menu) and search for the Play Store : you can identify it by the triangle icon with the Google colors. Once you have tapped the store icon, press on the search bar located at the top and type ” The Sims Mobile “, then press Enter and tap on the first search result .

Alternatively, visit the link I gave you earlier , directly from your Android device, in order to open the The Sims Mobile tab in the Play Store. At this point, you are in the store page dedicated to The Sims Mobile, where you can confirm the installation of the app, by pressing the green Install button and waiting for the download and installation time.

Once the installation process is complete, the game is ready to be started: to do so, you can directly press the green Open button or press the game icon in the app menu of your device. Good fun.

How to download The Sims FreePlay

Did The Sims FreePlay’s countless customization possibilities and large community of players convince you more than The Sims Mobile? You have made an excellent choice and now I will explain how to install the game on your device.

While you are on the home screen of your smartphone or tablet, scroll through the app menu and locate the Play Store marked by a logo in the shape of a triangle with the colors of Google.

Once the store is open, tap on the search engine located at the top and write “The Sims FreePlay” in the search bar at the top, then click on the first result .

Alternatively, you can visit this link from your Android device, in order to immediately access The Sims FreePlay tab. Then proceed to download the app, by pressing the Install button , and wait for the download and installation procedure to complete.

You will notice the end of the process because the green Open button will appear , instead of the “Install” button. You can then start the game via the latter or by acting from the app menu.

Note: If your device is not in the Google Play store or, for one reason or another, are unable to use the latter, you can download the apk packages of The Sims FreePlay and The Sims Mobile and install games ” manually ”on your device. But be careful, download apk packages only from reliable sites or you may come across malware that is dangerous for the safety of your data and for the “health” of your smartphone or tablet. More info here .

In case of doubts or problems

Are you having unexpected problems with downloading, installing or starting one of the two games I told you about in the article? I can imagine how frustrating it is, but don’t give up and try to seek help through the official support channels of EA Games (the company behind The Sims).

To do so, connected to the official EA support page , click on Help with a game , and search for the title of your interest in the list below or type “The Sims Mobile” or “The Sims FreePlay” in the white search bar in the center.

By doing so, you will see the image of the game you are looking for and you can click on it, to access the list of the most frequently asked questions about the game , divided by topic. From here you can also filter your search by words: for example, click on the box that says Filter by keyword and type “download” , to get answers to the most frequently asked questions on the subject.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with EA Games by returning to the support home page and clicking on the Contact Us item at the top. Search, therefore, the game of your interest and select it, and then indicate the type of device on which you use (or want to use) The Sims.

Now you can choose the box with the related problem topic that is right for you and finally choose the type of problem you are experiencing. At this point, enter your Player ID and log into your EA Games account , to proceed with writing the message to the EA support team and sending it.


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