How To Reset The Sims 4 Game?

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Resets and Backups

Every simmer should know how to reset The Sims 4 game. There can be a number of reasons why you’d want to do this, ranging from bugs and errors to issues that make the game literally unplayable. Sometimes, even mods and CC can damage your game. So, you’ll need to know how to reset it all. 

The best thing you can do to protect your game saves is to create some backups. Luckily, this is an easy thing to do in The Sims 4. All you need to do is to keep a copy of The Sims 4 server somewhere on your computer. That way, no matter what happens, you can just paste the version you have, and you’re good to go.

Of course, you’ll need to do regular backups, depending on how much you play and progress through the game. This is especially important if you’re trying new mods and CC on a regular basis since that’s what’s most harmful to the game.

That said, let’s talk about how you can reset your Sims 4 game.

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How to Reset The Sims 4 on a PC?

In this post, I’ll go over how you can reset your Sims 4 on both Windows PC and Mac. Both methods are almost identical, but this will be helpful if you’ve never done it before.

Here’s how to reset the SIms 4 on a PC:

  1. Open My Documents on your PC.
  2. Find and delete The Sims 4 folder.
  3. Open your Recycle Bin.
  4. Delete The Sims 4 server from the Recycle Bin too. (you can also use SHIFT + DELETE to skip this step).
  5. Restart your PC.

Once you restart your PC and launch The Sims 4, the game itself will create the necessary files in My Documents again. This also means that anything that might have been saved in The Sims 4 folder will be deleted too. So check the folder twice before doing this reset.

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How to Reset The Sims 4 on a Mac?

Resetting the Sims 4 on a Mac is pretty easy too. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Use your Finder to find the Documents folder.
  2. Open the Electronic Arts folder.
  3. Find The Sims 4 folder.
  4. Press CMD + DELETE to delete The Sims 4 folder.
  5. Empty your Trash.
  6. Restart your Mac.

And this should get the job done.

Keep in mind that EA themselves have made a post about resetting your game. Since this is a common issue in the Sims 4 community, it’s good to spread the word so every simmer can know how to do this.

Here you can check EA’s official guide on how to reset The Sims 4

How to Restart Sims 4?

It often happens that mods and CC require you to restart the game in order to work. And even though this is a simple thing to do, many new players have trouble doing it.

So, here’s how to restart your Sims 4 game when a mod or a CC asks you for it:

  1. Close the game completely.
  2. Restart your computer (optional).
  3. Launch the game again.

And that’s it! Restarting your Sims 4 means literally turning it off and on again. You can do this in a couple of seconds, so it’s a really easy issue to solve.


As you can see, resetting and restarting your Sims 4 game shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Both issues can be solved in under a minute if you know what you’re doing. And if you don’t, just follow my instructional steps above, and you’ll be fine. Of course, don’t forget to create a backup of your game once in a while, just for assurance.

Good luck!

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