How do I reset my Sim and what does that do ?


Sims can freeze or they get stuck or certain animations won’t go away. To solve the issue it’s the easiest to reset the Sim.

Doing this can get a Sim out of the current bugged state. He will drop everything he’s doing and be put in a safe state.


Sims 4 has several options to achieve the same. Some of the solutions given below can have side effects.

How to use Cheats

Option A: Travel to a different lot

  1. Click on M
  2. Choose a different lot
  3. Choose all stuck Sims to travel to that lot
  4. Click OK to travel there

Option B: Debug-Menu

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  2. Shift-Click on the Sim and choose Reset Object (Debug)

Option C: Reset

  1. resetsim FirstName LastName (Name of the affected Sim).

Option D: Teleport Sim to a different place

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  2. Shift-Click on any spot on your lot
  3. Choose Teleport here.

Option E: Move out and back in

  1. Click on Manage World in the upper right corner
  2. Click on Manage Household in the upper right corner
  3. Click on the household you want to move and then click on the truck and move the Sim to a different (or the same) lot. You can also click on the two arrows and just split one or more of the Sims to move.
  4. Cheat new money if necessary.
  5. If this helped, you’re done
  6. If this didn’t help, go back to Manage World and click on the three dots in the lower right corner and choose Evict Household
  7. Click on OK (be aware that all businesses will be sold)
  8. Then move them back in via the household manager (Step 3)
  9. Rebuy your businesses.

Option F: Press the ESC Key

In some cases freezes can be resolved by pressing the ESC key and opening the menu this way.