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How to Use Sims 4 Enable Cheats & Why You Need To [2023]

Before being able to enter most cheat codes in The Sims 4, you need to enable cheats. This is a simple cheat code that will make sure that all other cheats have the ability to work and work smoothly in the game.

Most beginner sims players are completely unaware of how powerful cheat codes can be, and often miss this step in enabling cheats which really limits the things they can do in game, so I want to make sure everyone knows how to enable cheats in the sims 4.

Why Do I Need To Enable Cheats in The Sims 4?

Cheats are extremely powerful and can be used for so many different factors in the game, but the game doesn’t know your intentions if you don’t enable cheats. You need to let the game engines know that you want to use a cheat code so that it’ll be ready for you.

Not all cheat codes require you to enable your cheat codes, there are some that will just work on their own, but it’s a good practice to just enable cheats every single time you plan to cheat instead.

How to Enable Cheats

For you to be able to enabled cheats in The Sims 4, you need to first hit ctrl + shift + c on your keyboard if you have a PC computer or mac. If you’re playing on console, you need to hit all four shoulder buttons at once. This will open up the cheat dialogue box and allow you to type in the enable cheats code.

Next, you are going to type in testingcheats true or testingcheats on and hit enter. Both of them work and do the exact same thing. This can be a bit confusing for people who are watching sims streamers since everyone uses a different version, but either one works.

If you wish to turn off your cheat codes you can type in testingcheats false or testingcheats off.

Final Thoughts on Sims 4 Enable Cheats

Enabling cheats in the game is super simple, so don’t fret! You can follow the instructions above and enable cheats in the sims 4. You should also check out our entire cheat page to see all the other cheats that can help you play the game!


Saturday 23rd of October 2021

Guys, it works but if you are on PC u have to go to your settings and click on windowed full screen then you should see the box.


Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Works. It use to be from main menu and now it's within play on a household.


Sunday 14th of February 2021

Doesn’t work.


Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Guys you can also try enablecheats on instead of true if thats not working. Im on PC and it worked for me


Saturday 28th of November 2020

I did this it says cheats are enabled what should I do??