Why Sims 4 Cheats Are Not Working? (2024)

Find out why may the Sims 4 cheats are not working for you and how to resolve them.

Cheats have been the go-to way to improve your life in Sims (from Devs) and speed up things as you would like. And even though we have covered lists of cheats for various Sims DLCs here at GamerTweak, any users cannot make them work on their PC & consoles. So today, let’s look at 4 reasons why the Sims 4 cheats are not working for you.

Sims 4 Cheats Not Working

Here’s Why Sims 4 Cheats Are Not Working for You (2024)

Here are 4 main reasons why the cheats in Sims 4 are not working for you as expected:

  1. Cheats Are Not Enabled
  2. The Command Has a Typo
  3. You Are Using the Wrong Mode
  4. Disable the Mods

Cheats are Not Enabled

Makesure you have typed in enable TestingCheats. If you have not done this, then the cheats won’t work. Here’s how to do this:

  1. On PC, use Control + Shift + C keys
  2. On PlayStation & Xbox consoles, hold all shoulder buttons on the controller.
  3. The cheats box will open up now
  4. This there you can enter cheats & commands.
  5. Now type either “testingcheats true” or “testingcheats on”.
  6. Press Enter to enable cheats now.

The Command has a Typo

Check the exact spelling and syntax while using a console command/cheat. If there’s a typo, the cheat code won’t work.

You are Using the Wrong Mode


  1. In Sims 4, open Build mode and open the cheat dialogue box.
  2. Enter in “bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement”

Try the Game without Mods

Sometimes disabling the mods will make cheats. Here’s how to confirm this:

  1. First, start by disabling all the mods in Sims 4
  2. Now, if the cheats are working, we can narrow down to the mod with the issue
  3. Enable one of the mods and check if the cheats are working
  4. Continue this process till you find the most that is causing the issue
  5. Once you find it, check if there is a new patch for the mod
  6. If not, keep it disabled to use your Sims 4 cheats

These are all 4 reasons why the Sims 4 cheats are not working for you. While you are here, check out our Sims 4 category for more tips & tricks.