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The Sims 4: How to Find a Sim ID

Sometimes when you are working with different cheat codes in The Sims 4 you may need to find your sim’s SIM ID, this is a few numbers that represent your specific sim and will essentially tell the game that you are working with that specific sim.

How to Find a Sim ID

To find your sim’s ID you are first going to need to open the cheat box by hitting ctrl + shift + c and typing in the following cheat sims.get_sim_id_by_name (First Name) (Last Name) and hitting enter.

For example, if you were trying to find the sim ID for Bob Pancakes, the cheat would be, sims.get_sim_id_by_name Bob Pancakes and then you would hit enter.

Final Thoughts

It is pretty annoying to have to do an extra step to be able to use a specific cheat, but thankfully its really easy to find your sim’s sim ID if you know how!


Saturday 17th of September 2022

I was having trouble getting the id but after I typed in sims.get_sim_id_by_name firstname lastname it worked! Skip the () and see if it works for you too


Saturday 13th of August 2022

This is not working for me either,have read comments and made sure i've tried everything suggested and checked spelling but still not working.


Saturday 4th of June 2022

How many digits are sim ids supposed to be? Mine has 19 digits, is that ok? I’ve checked and rechecked, but I have copied everything correctly and the same goes for my other sims. All of their sim ids are 19 digits. Is this unusual?


Saturday 6th of August 2022

I got 19 too


Wednesday 1st of June 2022

I have tried literally everythig you guys have said and i dont know if im just really bad at this game but nothing has worked.


Friday 15th of April 2022

You don't need parentheses for this command For example, this is working find: sims.get_sim_id_by_name Lilith Vatore