How to Pay Bills in Sims 4?
The Sims 4 is a video game simulation of the real world. Because of that, there are many real-world things that our Sims need to do regularly in the game. One of them is paying bills, which is mandatory in Sims 4. Fortunately, learning how to pay bills in Sims 4 is one of the easiest things you can do. So, how do you pay the bills?
You have three options when it comes to paying bills in Sims 4. You can pay your bills through your computer, through your phone, or through your mailbox. All of these options yield the same results, and it’s up to you to choose your preferred method. Just select “Pay Bills” when you interact with any of these objects.
In the past Sims games, you couldn’t pay through your computer or phone. Only the mailbox was a viable option for paying bills. But now, in The Sims 4, you have much more freedom.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter which method you’re using as long as you’re paying your bills. You certainly don’t want to skip paying bills unless you want your electricity to be shut off.
If you’re an absolute beginner and have never paid bills in TS4, here’s a detailed guide on how you can do it with all three methods!
How to Pay Bills in Sims 4 Through the Mailbox?
Like I mentioned above, paying bills is easy regardless of which method you’re using. Here are the instructional steps for using the mailbox method:
- Send your adult Sim to the mailbox.
- Click on the mailbox.
- Select the “Pay Bills” option.
It’s simple as that!
Keep in mind that only adult Sims can pay the bills. Your children Sims can pick the bills from the mailbox, but they can’t pay them.
How to Pay Bills in Sims 4 Through the Computer?
Using the computer to pay bills in Sims 4 is even simpler. Here’s what you need to do:
- Sit your sim in front of the computer.
- Click on the computer.
- And then click on the “Pay Bills” option.
Bills come weekly. This means that one of your adult Sims needs to pay the bills every week, no matter what. These bills signify your total cost of electricity, water, and the rest. Make sure to always have enough money to pay these bills if you don’t want any additional problems.
How to Pay Bills in Sims 4 Through the Phone?
And lastly, we have the option of paying bills through a phone. The phone in Sims 4 can be used for many different things, including this one.
Here’s how to pay bills in Sims 4 using a phone:
- Click on the phone icon in the bottom-left part of your screen.
- Select “Pay Bills.”
Paying bills happens instantly. And until the next week, you won’t be able to see the “Pay Bills” option while using your phone, computer, or mailbox.
What Is the Cheat to Pay Bills in Sims 4?
If you’re no stranger to cheats, then you probably know that there’s a cheat to skip paying bills in Sims 4. In fact, there are actually three cheats connected with bills in TS4. Two of them help you avoid paying your bills while the third one resets it all. Here they are:
- household.autopay_bills – automatically pays all of your bills.
- household.autopay_bills true – turns off all of your bills.
- household.autopay_bills false –turns all of your bills back on.
The first cheat should be used if you still want to pay your bills, but you don’t want to bother doing it manually.
The second cheat disables the bills entirely from your game, and you should use it if you don’t want to spend your simoleons on them.
And the third cheat will remove the effects of the first two cheats, allowing you to start paying bills once again.
That’s all you need to know about paying bills in TS4. The whole thing is pretty easy to do, and you definitely don’t need cheats. However, they can be pretty helpful if you don’t want to bother with bills in the game.
So, that’s how to pay bills in Sims 4!