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The Sims 4 Update Gives Smartphones an Upgrade!


Smart phones that look like… smart phones! Whoah!

The latest free base game update for The Sims 4 gives the outdated cell phone interface a much-needed makeover. The phone menu looks more like an actual smart phone home screen now, with sleek app icons and new app categories to improve organization.

The new app categories are Entertainment, Shopping, Home, Travel, Business, Social, and Camera. It’s pretty easy to find your way around the new layout, especially with the ability to flip back and forth between different apps as you navigate the menus.

If you noticed something new while flipping through the new phone options, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Sims can now video call people! It’s mostly the same as just calling them the old fashioned way but your Sim will hold their phone in front of them and chat to it, instead.

You can also customize you phone with different skins! Technically, this was always a thing but it wasn’t great. The colours would only show up on the interface. Your phone’s physical appearance wasn’t affected but now you can walk around video calling folks on your hot pink smart phone if you want! More colours have been added and even more will come with the High School Years expansion.

Oh and the Camera app? There’s new selfie poses. Neat!

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