The Completionist’s Guide to Sims 3 iPhone

I play simulation games in two phases: first, I tackle the often-repetitive mechanics, unlocking every option and building up money so that I can creatively decorate my house or farm or whatever.

Sims 3 for iPhone was no different. Having accomplished nearly everything in the game, I will share a strategy for completing all 73 goals and acquiring the best job: $600 per day at the Pawn Shop.

The Objective

To open the pawn shop, you must complete the following 73 goals:

Goals for all Sims (55)

  • Try fishing
  • Try cooking
  • Buy fishing kit
  • Buy watering can
  • Buy repair kit
  • Buy a stove
  • Buy a bath
  • Gain a skill point at cooking
  • Gain a skill point at fishing
  • Gain a skill point at repairing
  • Meet a new Sim
  • Befriend a Sim
  • Begin a romantic relationship
  • Make an enemy
  • Make a Sim laugh
  • Annoy a Sim
  • Insult a Sim
  • Creep-out another Sim
  • Slap a Sim
  • Get a job
  • Buy something
  • Catch a fish
  • Catch a trout
  • Catch a salmon
  • Catch a catfish
  • Repair something
  • Discover a new recipe
  • Cook something
  • Cook grilled cheese
  • Cook steak & veggies
  • Cook minestrone
  • Grow something
  • Grow carrots
  • Grow corn
  • Grow tomato
  • Watch TV
  • Kick over a Trash Can
  • Sleep in another Sim’s bed
  • Use another Sim’s shower
  • Use another Sim’s toilet
  • Get a better couch
  • Get a better TV
  • Accumulate $1000
  • Catch 15 fish
  • Harvest 30 crops
  • Stay entertained for three days
  • Stay fed for three days
  • Stay rested for three days
  • Stay clean for three days
  • Meet all the Sims in town
  • Make a Sim jealous of you
  • Sleep in three other Sim’s beds
  • WooHoo with someone
  • Get a promotion
  • Reach the top of the career ladder

Maniac Personal Goals (4)

  • Use everyone’s toilet at least once
  • Use everyone’s shower at least once
  • Creep out five people
  • Watch three people sleeping

Sleaze Personal Goals (2)

  • Be romantically involved with three Sims
  • WooHoo eight times in one day

Power Seeker Personal Goals (3)

  • Accumulate $5000
  • Own the best house
  • Own the best TV, stereo and stove

Nice Guy Personal Goals (2)

  • Get married
  • Be liked by all the Sims in town

Jerk Personal Goals (4)

  • Be disliked by all the Sims in town
  • Slap four people
  • Insult five people
  • Kick over all the trash cans in town

Jack of All Trades Personal Goals (3)

  • Achieve the highest fishing skill level
  • Achieve the highest repairing skill level
  • Achieve the highest cooking skill level

There are six Sim classes:

  • Jack of All Trades
  • Nice Guy
  • Jerk
  • Sleaze
  • Power Seeker
  • Maniac

As previously mentioned, you will need to complete every Goal to unlock the Pawn Shop. Of the 73 total Goals, 55 randomly appear as Wishes, no matter which Sim class you choose, and they’re generally easy to complete.

On the other hand, each Sim’s Personal Goals are relatively difficult. You’ll need to create at least six Sims, one of each type. For the optimal path through the game, you should complete their personal goals from hardest to easiest. I will give an efficient play sequence below.

Play Order

Jack of All Trades

Create six Sims, and designate one as your “main” Sim. Your main Sim is the one with which you most identify.

Your main Sim is a Jack of All Trades (you’ll later need its Repair skill at the Pawn Shop). Play him or her first, building up skill levels as rapidly as possible. Learn to fish, because fishing is the best way to make money. As you accumulate money, buy as many of the cheapest stereos you can afford, filling your house. Each time you enter the house to eat or rest, turn them all on. Eventually, they will start breaking down, allowing you to practice repairing.

Practicing cooking is easy – simply buy bread, cheese, and the Grilled Cheese recipe and make it over and over again.

Once fishing, repairing, and cooking are level 5, save, quit and move to the next Sim.

Power Seeker

Your second Sim is your Power Seeker. Fish until you have $5000 and tool around town until you have the option to upgrade your house twice and buy the most expensive TV, stereo, and stove. Furniture and home upgrades simply take time. This is a good opportunity to accumulate general Goals.

At this point, you should have most of the 55 general Goals.

The Other Sim Types

Sleaze, Nice Guy, Jerk, and Maniac have fairly easy Personal Goals. The order in which you complete them does not matter.

At this point, you should have almost all of the Personal Goals. If not, keep playing — they’ll eventually show up.

Goal Tips

If you need the “Buy XXX” goal but you already have XXX, then try selling it. Eventually the Goal should appear as a Wish. Lock it in and repurchase the item.

If you need the “Gain a skill point at XXX” goal and you’re maxed out, switch to a Sim that is not maxed out.

If you’re having trouble Meeting all Sims, double-check all of the houses at different times of the day. I’ve noticed Bernie can be hard to find. Most Sims are sleeping in the middle of the night – try breaking into their houses, waking them up, and meeting them.

If you need to befriend a Sim but you’re already friends with all of the Sims, start a new Sim or insult a Sim until it becomes an enemy, then befriend him or her.

The best way to annoy, insult, and creep-out other Sims is to find a house with two Sims (e.g. Marcell and Theresa), barge in, and start flirting with one of them. Both will be creeped out and annoyed, and the flirting will insult the other and make him or her jealous. If that doesn’t work, start using their toilet, shower, and fridge.

Tips and Tricks

Fishing is the best way to make money. Each tuna sells at QuickMart for $100, and salmon for $65.

Besides the Pawn Shop, working at the Town Hall is the best. It’s easy to get promotions (both Ruth and the Town Hall are nearby) and you just need to be friends with everyone in town. As Vice President, you can make $300 per day.

Creating romantic relationships is easy. It sounds rude, but keep pestering the Sim with Flirt, Tender Embrace, Hot Smooch, and WooHoo. You should be able marry a Sim within two conversations.

Too many WooHoos and your Sim will die! Don’t overdo it in the bedroom!

If you get married, give your spouse a phone call and invite him or her over. Once your spouse arrives, you can invite him or her to move in.

Since the Town Hall is right by your house, it’s the best job until the Pawn Shop is open.

The Sims

  • Nina
  • Ruth
  • Johnny
  • Kia
  • Jake
  • Maggie
  • Jack
  • Jill
  • Walter
  • Luke
  • Bernie
  • Marcell
  • Theresa

The Jobs

Town Hall (boss: Ruth)

  • Campaign Intern ($100/day) M-F 8:30-18:00
  • City Council Member ($150/day) M-F 8:30-18:00
  • Local Representative ($200/day) M-F 9:00-18:00
  • Mayor ($250/day) M-F 10:00-18:00
  • Vice President ($300/day) M-F 10:00-17:00

Corsican Bistro (boss: Marcell)

  • Kitchen Scullion ($100/day) M-F 10:30-18:30
  • Ingredient Taster ($150/day) M-F 10:30-18:30
  • Line Chef ($200/day) Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00
  • Sous-Chef ($250/day) Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00
  • Chef de Cuisine ($300/day) Tue-Fri 11:00-17:00

Laboratory (boss: Kia)

  • Test Subject ($100/day) M-F 9:00-16:00
  • Lab Tech ($150/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
  • Fertilizer Analyst ($200/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
  • Carnivorous Plant Tender ($250/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
  • Genetic Resequencer ($300/day) M-F 10:00-16:00

Quickmart (boss: Bernie)

  • Filing Clerk ($100/day) M-F 08:30-18:30
  • It’s not worth getting promotions at Quickmart. Bernie is a dick and you have to work there FOREVER before he’ll promote you.

Pawn Shop (boss: Nina)

  • Con Artist ($300/day) M-F 16:30-23:55
  • Safecracker ($400/day) M-F 16:30-23:55
  • Cat Burglar ($500/day) M-F 17:00-23:55
  • Master Thief ($600/day) M-F 17:00-23:00

In the End

With the information given above, you should have no problem achieving 73 goals and as much money as you need to decorate your dream home.

If you get stuck at any point, feel free to leave a comment on this page and I’ll update the document.

280 thoughts on “The Completionist’s Guide to Sims 3 iPhone”

  1. What to do to be jumped out of the mission ,,Be romantically involved with 3 sims,,?

  2. I’ve tried everything I could to woohoo my partner on the sims 3 for iPhone but I can’t… I don’t even have the option to smooch… What should I do? That is driving me crazy… Can you guys help? Thanks

  3. how do i get the goals done when have already done some of the stuff that i need to do and i cant get them done. ps. please help.

  4. Once you are friends with a sim, your romantic advances will no longer be effective. You basically have to start a romantic relationship “from scratch” – kind of unrealistic, but then it’s not a real world, it’s Sims.
    If you’re already friends with the sim you want to court, you might try insulting, arguing and slapping until the sim dislikes you. Then you apologise (but not too many times, otherwise you’ll end up as a friend again), and start flirting.
    It is strangely possible to have a full-on relationship with an already involved sim; for example my sim was engaged to Jake, despite Jake being the live-in boyfriend of Maggie. You just have to limit your romantic interaction to when the jealous partner is not around (unless you don’t care).

  5. Also, if you are romantically involved with a sim, but can’t find the romantic action you want, do the romantic actions which are there, eg, flirt, embrace, a few times, and some more options will appear.

  6. What should i do? I cant find the last goal..i already completed 74/75 goal and also all persona goal (each sim)

  7. when a wish expires, will it apear later? and if it doesnt, can i just do it whenever?
    please help!

  8. Christal, you have to upgrade your house. The only way to do that is wait for the game to give you the option. This first upgrade costs 1000 simoleons. To check to see if you already have the option, click on the chair icon that takes you to where you buy furniture. If the option to upgrade is there, you’ll see it.

  9. Actually, the easiest way to earn money is to go to the pause menu (the 3 dots at bottom left corner), go to help and about, then go to “Gardening Tips”. when your there, shake your iphone/ipod.

  10. I play Sims3 on my mobile it says that I have completed and discovered 74/75 goals. Still the Pawn Shop has not opened. I have completed all the Personal Goals of each Sim trait

  11. What if you allready did that goal. Does that mean that I need to restart at a new job. If you know the answer please tell

  12. ahhhhh!!! My sim just disappearedd….i dunno wat 2 doo…i cnt just start againn…..am just gonna stop playinn…..buh anottther question……i use a Nokia E63 and i only hav 3 spaces to create sims. How am i supposd to create 6 simss??? Somone help and ill answer ANY question u hav

  13. A better way to quickly improve repairing skills is turning your radio or tv on and off a lot. Its faster and free!

  14. my sim is best friend with johnny. no matter how i insult, argue, humilate or slap him, our relationship wont downgrade. just keep stuck on best friends. how???
    Fyi, i’m playing it on iphone4.

  15. To get money go to the three dots, help and about, gardening tips and shake your iPod or iPhone. You’ll like what you find it does

  16. Hi, i wounder where the things that i bought in hobbyshop goes cant find them anywhere:o I also wounder what i do wrong I get no money when i go gardening tips and then shake ? Thx

  17. I can’t seem to upgrade my house. Looked in build mode but can’t seem to find it!! Any ideas people. I only got the game 2 days ago!! X

  18. Hey there, I have a problem! Lol, I play on iPhone 4 and my sim is partnered with Jake. This happened b4 I knew Jake already had a partner. Anyway Jake is with Maggie so won’t move in with my aim and now my sim wants a romance but I have tried for ages with her best friend and it just won’t happen! I am trying to down grade the relationship with Jake but it’s not working.
    Is there anything I can do to break the partner thing with Jake?
    Thanks

  19. hello.. i was not able to buy the fixing kit.. i cannot find the store to buy the kit..i’m currently playing on ipod 4G… could you please help me find the store…
    and where is the pawn shop that you are talking about/? my sim is currently working at the embassy but i do want a better job.. i’m getting 150 simoleans per day… but i would like to trevel some more… thank you for taking your time to read my message!

  20. Hello, I have completed all Personal Goals for each of the “Type” and I have completed 72/73 goals. The last one I have to complete is “Accumulate $1000” however, this has not come up for any of my Sims. I need to complete this goal in order to unlock the Pawn Shop. Please help, will be very appreciated. Thanks :)

  21. To get quick money just go to the menu, select help and about then chose gardening tips then shake your iPhone/iPod for 500 simoleons. Unlimited uses!!!

  22. so i have an android optimus u and ive downloaded sims 3 okay so my first sim is a jack of all trades i completed all of her personal goals that was easy but when i checked my goal list alot of the goals i completed isnt checking off o_O like buying a bath…i clearly have a bath so do i need to create another one and wait for the wish to come up and buy it again.? im just wondering #help

  23. soo i have a keybo 2 and i got the sims 3 i JUST got the criminal career unlocked but thats all that happened. and it wont even let me get the job! oh and it said i only had to complete 48 goals instad of 55… im confused on what to do next! and how will i know when i get get a house upgrade! pleaaaaase help me! xD im stuccck.

  24. chizzle… – keep your jack of all trades as your main sim then make a sim of each catagory you only have three spaces so after you make a sime and complete its personal goal, delete it and make a new sim and keep repeating until you have complated all the sims persona
    goals.

  25. I have done the 55 and all 6 Sims personals, it says I only have 74 out of 75 discovered and solved. Still has one listed as ???. What is it?

  26. i cant cook. i have purchased a recipe from the local “Corsican Bistro” but i cant cook. i have a stove and i have all the ingredients PLEASE HELP!!!!

  27. I hav the black berry curve and I can’t cook :(!!! I really dnt know how to! I spEnt about 500 moola on my main sim trying to cook cheese on toast… Help please

  28. Hey,
    I’ve 6 sims, 72 goals discovered n completed..
    The only goal that I’ve not “discovered” is “get 1000 Simoleons”
    I don’t understand.. 3 of my sims don’t have 1000 simoleons yet but I wait for houres and
    Houres, I don’t get that stupid goal.. Please help me.. 1 goal left :'( thank you

  29. I can’t fish!!! I see the hook and the “Yank now” sign but when I Yank it does nothing. Do I do it multiple times or once or what

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