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. I have all 6 sims and have completed all their personal goals but haven’t “discovered” one last goal. Please help! I am stuck on 72 out of 73 and don’t know what goal I have left.

  2. Hi. I have gotten 72 out of 73 goals and the last one hasn’t popped up yet. What is that goal and do I have to unlock all sims traits?? Please helpp!!!

  3. Once you’re done with everything, that’s it. The game is pretty much over. All that’s left is continuing everyday life. Nothing new happens. Your sims can’t have children or do most of anything that they can do in the pc version. And the pawn shop has just the red car that costs the same as the cars in the dealership. It’s lame. I hope EA will make major updates soon and make this game like the pc version.

  4. PLEASE HELP ME! I have no idea how to be in a relationship! It says i am partners with everyone but thats weird! I want to live with somebody! HOW DO I WOO-HOO THEM MY SIM IS A SLUT SHE NEEEDS to woo-hoo

  5. Hello, im actually the vice-president, but in my goals list, it isn’t cheked..and im already in the maximum level on fishing, and one of my wishes is to get a point in fishing, but i cannot! What do i do??

  6. This may be a stupid question, but how do you add more sims to a game? I’m playing on the iPhone 4 and I can’t figure out how to add more Sims like you said to do in order to have different Sims with different personalities.

  7. ive been trying to sell some fish ive caught. i cant seem to figure out how. please hekp! how is it done and specific intructions if can :)

  8. Hey all! Hope you can help me unlocking my last goal! The only one I need to discover is “buy a fishing kit”. I have sold my fishing kit, but the wish just didn’t came up after days and days. So I tried creating an extra sim, but this didn’t help either. Does anyone have any tips on how to unlock this goal?
    Thanks Chad for this great guide!

  9. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the identical comment. Is there any method you’ll be able to take away me from that service? Thanks!

  10. I just have a question…lets say I completed a goal before the sim asks me to…is it done or I have to wait until the sim asks me to do the wish

  11. i cant woohoo with sims or begin a romantic relationships. how do you do that? and another way to make quick bucks is to go to the pause menu,click help and about, go to ‘gardening tips’ and then shake your ipod/iphone. i always get loads :D

  12. Rebecca if ur reading this. The easiest way is to invite the sim to your house and keep doing romantic things. Then you will see that you can scroll down on romantic and you will find marry sim and woohoo. I hope your reading this and I hope I’m helping other people too!

  13. Sorry about all the comments but does anyone read the heroes of Olympus series and the Percy Jackson series? I’m just saying but I made all seven profiles one of the seven from the quest to stop Gaia! I was just wondering if anyone has read those books and if anyone did the same thing. Please reply if you did! And if anyone didn’t know you can scroll down when you choose to interact with someone or something.

  14. my job was: cheating and i earn around 1500 $ – 3000 $ a day however i still fascinated about the pawn shop. to cheat just go to the gardening tips and shake your phone and you will earn 500$ per shake (only works for older versions)

  15. this was awesome! go to the menu, click help and about, click gardening tips and shake. You get 500 dollars.

  16. u can use ur cheap tv to raise ur repairing skill.
    Turn on and off ur cheap tv 10 times . ( turn on-1, turn off-2, turn on-3,……..) then ur tv becomes shorted then u can raise ur repairing skill

  17. statement about cheap tv is wrong iam sorry . Turning on and off makes ur tv shorted i hope this works for all

  18. It does not matter how much i chat to sims, i can’t pass Best Friend status and I can’t Woohoo, or at least the option doesn’t appear. What have I missed out or done wrong?

  19. I am currently left with only 1 goal to achieve before i fulfill all the goals. I can’t seem to own the best house after upgrading my house twice! PLEASE HELP!

  20. How do i put multiple sims in the same game/town. When i go to create one it starts a whole new game and i cant make my previous and new sim interact.

  21. Which sims on sims 3 ( iPhone version) have the sleaze trait? And also how do I get the pawn shop to open??

  22. how about ‘be liked by all the sims in town’? being bestfriends to everyone or make a love relationship?

  23. I’ve completed 71/73 the other two haven’t been discovered yet, ones accumulate $1000 how do I make the wish come up? PLEASE HELP!

  24. Hi. I have done everything required for Sims 3 app except I can’t get the last trait of Kia. I have conversationalist, active and Friendly but I can’t get the last one. I have tried everything I can think of. I thought the last trait was easily bored but every time I try to bore her it just comes up be careful your sim is starting to bore Kia but will then not come up with Kia has the easily bored trait like it did for Marcell. It is making me think that maybe that is not her last trait after all. Could you please help me discover the last trait and how to do it, thank you :)

  25. hi! can someone help me “how to reach the top of the carrer ladder?”… i’ve been trying to ask my boss for a promotion, my boss is already my spouse but still no promotion…only negative sign is keep on appearing…thanks


    Read the “Goals & Objectives” “Romancing the Sim” before you start befriending Sims. Once you have various skills (fishing, cooking, etc.) various Sims will ask you to do things for money. Various Sims don’t like each other and will ask you to smack, annoy or kick over the trash can of other Sims for money.

    Johnny will pay you $200 for Salmon (fish).
    Walter will pay you $200 for Trout (fish).
    Nina will pay you $200 for Snapper (fish).
    Kia will pay you $200 for Cat Fish (fish).
    Kia will pay you $90 to slap Ruth.
    Ruth will pay you $90 for kick Kia trash.
    Ruth will pay you $40 for cheese.
    Maggie will pay you $70 for fertilizer.
    Maggie will pay you $30 for carrot.
    Jake will REQUEST YOUR FREE GIFT for fishing kit.
    Jake will REQUEST YOUR FREE GIFT for steak.
    Marcel will give you a salmon recipe for a salmon.
    Marcel will give you $30 for egg.
    Theresa will pay you $20 for beans.
    Jack will pay you $90 to slap Bernie.
    Jill will pay you $xx for xx (forgot).
    Bernie will pay you $30 to annoy Jack.
    Luke will pay you $90 for annoy/kick trash to Marcell.

  27. ————-
    schaneil Says:
    October 27th, 2013 at 7:16 am

    hi! can someone help me “how to reach the top of the carrer ladder?”… i’ve been trying to ask my boss for a promotion, my boss is already my spouse but still no promotion…only negative sign is keep on appearing…thanks
    Jordan Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    — END QUOTE —

    >>> That bcoz u still not achieve another REQUIREMENT (“xx” skill level -or- how much you have friends)

  28. I’m stuck. I am a sleeze, i keep the same goals over and over. Catch 15 fish.catch a catfish, I have the highest skill is all the categories. 5 in everything. I’ve complete 50 wishes. I already have the best tv, and like I said I’m a 5 in repairing. So how I can I unlock more wishes?

  29. i m using a phantom + I downloaded the sims but I can’t scroll pass d first 2 options like I can’t buy a recipe..plzz help

  30. Hey, what about adding the town sims jobs with their names, the others instead of the bosses?

  31. To quote:

    Bre Says:
    February 18th, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    I’m stuck. I am a sleeze, i keep the same goals over and over. Catch 15 fish.catch a catfish, I have the highest skill is all the categories. 5 in everything. I’ve complete 50 wishes. I already have the best tv, and like I said I’m a 5 in repairing. So how I can I unlock more wishes?

    You need to try and get other sims created or just wait for the goals to pop up and such. Hope this helps anyone else stuck.

  32. Bernie will always be a jerk but he will let you get a raise if you ask him and have completed his goals for a raise, sometimes you’ll get a opurtunity and depending what you chose you’ll either get promoted or fired or miss the chance, the reast is there to find out.

    Hope this helps. :)

  33. I am in a best friend zone, and want a romantic relationship, I have tried flirting no change and when I try to insult to go back down to dislike then try with the romace still not change not matter what it is staying as best friend.


  34. I hve compltd 72/73 goals n 1goal yet nt discored n it is ‘accumulate 1000′(search on net)..,so hw. to discovr it?

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