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Recover Deleted Text Messages from SIM Card

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The SIM Recovery PRO is a forensic recovery too built for the everyday user, to recover deleted text messages from SIM card. As well as a fully functioning SIM card reader, the SIM Recovery PRO allows users to view, save and organise deleted SMS text messages saved to the SIM, rather than the phone itself. Find out how to use the SIM Recovery PRO below.

The SIM Recovery PRO

The SIM PRO is a useful tool with an extremely easy method of use: 1. Install software > 2. Connect SIM card > 3. Recover > 4. Export and save. We’ve also labelled the SIM Recovery PRO, ‘The ultimate SIM card management tool’ as it enables users to efficiently manage other data contained on the SIM, including editing and creating: contacts, SMS text messages and fixed dialled numbers (the only contacts the SIM allows the phone to call).

Most popularly, the SIM PRO is used to recover deleted text messages from SIM cards. If your phone is set to save messages to your SIM, the SIM PRO can recover them – even if they have been deleted! That includes standard and micro SIM cards, allowing you to retrieve smartphone text messages too. With the micro SIM adapter and USB adapter included, the SIM PRO works with any Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating system.

The SIM Recovery PRO has four main functions:

  1. Recovering deleted Text Messages from SIM card
  2. Retrieving Text Messages from SIM card
  3. Permanently deleting Text Messages
  4. Setting fix dialled numbers to a SIM card

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Recover Deleted Text Messages from your SIM Card

Easily retrieve deleted Text Messages from SIM card

Recovering deleted text messages has become a highly popular need lately. In answer to the demand, smartphone data recovery programs such as Enigma Recovery now exist to recover deleted data directly from iPhones and Android handsets, and also SD cards. However sometimes sms messages are set to be saved to the SIM card rather than the phone itself. These SIM cards will house deleted text messages also. In these cases the SIM Recovery PRO is used to retrieve deleted text messages. The program scans the SIM card inserted, and retrieves all text messages – deleted and existing. To recover deleted text messages from your SIM card, simply:

1. Install the SIM Recovery PRO software

2. Connect your SIM to the computer/laptop (using the USB adapter provided)

3. Select the SMS tab

4. Select ‘Read SIM’ and then view your data!

**If the SIM has been locked with a SIM pin you will need that code to access the SIM card database

Retrieve Text Messages from SIM Card

Recover existing text messages from your SIM card

Other benefits of the SIM Recovery PRO include capturing existing messages contained on the SIM, editing them and saving them. Retrieving existing text messages from a SIM card is simple using the SIM Recovery PRO. This function is often used during legal proceedings where texts message conversations are saved, filed and submitted to be included in the proceedings. They are also retrieved for sentimental purposes, to capture a moment or save a memory. Exporting messages once they have been extracted from the SIM is easy:

1. Select ‘File backup’

2. Save in the location of your choice

Permanently Delete Text Messages

Delete confidential messages before selling or lending your phone

If you’re thinking of selling your phone or lending it out to someone, you may want to permanently erase text messages left on SIM, you can do so with the SIM PRO. We’ve all heard the stories of deleted data being resurrected from a mobile phone; data created by the phone’s previous owner.

It is recommended that before selling a phone on, you first erase all the data maintained on your phone or SIM database to prevent any confidential information being leaked. Deleted messages can still remain on a SIM card if they have been saved there. If you’re thinking of selling your phone or lending it out for a while, you can permanently delete deleted text messages using the SIM Recovery PRO:

1. From within the SMS tab, select the messages you wish to delete

2. Hit the ‘Permanently delete’ button

Set Fixed Dialled Numbers

Program the SIM to only call a set list of contacts

Setting fixed dialled numbers (FDN) allows you to manage contacts the SIM is allowed to call. E.g. Your child’s first phone – issued for emergency purposes – can be programmed to only contact your number, and any other friends family or guardians.

When fixing dialled numbers, the inserted contacts are added to the FDN list (a list in the SIM card). Users need to also enable this function in the mobile phone before the fixed numbers can be set. Once the numbers have been added, the FDN restricts outgoing calls to only the specific numbers added to the list.

Additional Features

View your last dialled numbers

As well as fixing dialled numbers to the SIM card, you can also view the call history of the SIM card. The call log of the SIM card can also be saved to the desktop. This function is also used for legal purposes. Revealing the last dialled numbers of a SIM is easy with the SIM Recovery PRO. Once the software is open you will gain access to the SMS, Phonebook and last dialled numbers (provided the SIM is not pin protected).

Manage your phonebook and SMS information

Another additional feature of the SIM PRO, is the ability to edit and save phonebook contacts and SMS text messages. As with any SIM card reader the SIM Recovery PRO allows you to create, edit and save phonebook contacts and SMS text messages. This function is great for setting up a child’s first phone, or the phone of a first time mobile phone user.

If you need help using the SIM Recovery PRO, please don’t hesitate to contact the Support Team who will be happy to help: support@enigma-recovery.com

Want to recover deleted text messages from SIM card? Order the SIM Recovery PRO today!

About the Author

Sarah McGregor joined the Enigma Recovery Team in June 2014. As Digital and Content Marketing Executive she writes help blogs and ‘How to’ articles for the website. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys connecting with our customers through social media and email.

39 thoughts on “Recover Deleted Text Messages from SIM Card

    1. Hello,

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      The SIM Recovery PRO will only retrieve deleted Text Messages that have been saved to a SIM card. To recover deleted iMessages, WhatsApp Messages and Attachments, use our SmartPhone Recovery PRO.

      The free trial will let you know how much deleted data has been found on your phone. The full version will show all data and allow you to export and restore data to your phone. Here’s a tutorial!

    1. Hi Martin,

      Yes it will be able to recover from these sim cards, if the phone was set to save text messages to the sim card.
      This setting would need to have been in place before the messages were deleted 🙂

    1. Hi Ed,

      Yes, as long as the text messages and contacts were saved to the SIM, you will still be able to retrieve them 🙂

      Also, the SIM PRO will recover deleted text messages, not deleted contacts.

  1. Hello I have a question, what if messages were in spam messages on my phone will I be able to recover that aswell?

  2. Dear Sir

    Can I retrieve last month deleted messages from SIM card.

    My simcard is 128K size and mobile operator is Idea cellular India.
    How much accuracy will we get for this or how much text data will it recover

    1. Hi Sanjay,

      The SIM Recovery PRO will recover deleted messages that were set to be saved to the sim card. So as long as your deleted messages from last month were saved to the sim before they were deleted, you will be able to recover them.

      While I cannot guarantee 100% that the SIM PRO will recover every deleted message ever saved too your sim, I can say that it has recovered a substantial amount from sim cards during our testing processes and procedures 🙂

  3. Hi, I am trying to retrieve deleted text messages from up to one year ago. How can I ascertain whether or not my text messages have been saved to my phone’s SIM card? I have an iPhone 4S. Thanks for your help.

    1. Hi Anne,

      Your text messages will only be saved to your sim card if you had set your phone specifically to save messages to the sim card.

      Otherwise, your messages will be saved to the phone’s internal memory, in which case, you can use our SmartPhone Recovery PRO to recover deleted messages.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  4. Thanks for your quick reply, Sarah.

    I don’t know if I set my phone to save messages to my sim card or not. How would I find out? Is there a setting I can check? (Please excuse my ignorance!)

    Thanks for your help.

    Anne

    1. Hi Ben 🙂

      1. Recovery will depend on the type of sim card you have. It normally ranges from between 10 and 50 messages.
      2. The shipping costs are arranged by Amazon. Click the buy link to find out.

      Hope that helps!

  5. hey please help me i have and android phone and i want to recovery all my messages from my sim card it has been 1 years how can i
    is this possible that phone message be also recovery from sim card please help me

    1. Hi Tushar,

      The SIM Recovery PRO will recover deleted messages that were set to be saved to the sim card. So if your deleted messages from last year were saved to the sim before they were deleted, you should be able to recover them.

      Also the recovery will depend on the type of sim card you have, you can normally recover between 10 and 50 messages.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  6. aoa
    i lost my sim card and then i got diplicate sim on same number after duplicate sim of same number can i recover old msgs now??

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