Recover Deleted Text Messages from SIM Card

Recover Deleted Text Messages from SIM Card
Recover Deleted Text Messages from SIM Card
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For such small tools, SIM cards have an impressive amount of memory. Text messages can be saved to your SIM card either automatically or through manually changing your mobile phone settings. If you’re looking for a way to recover deleted text messages that were saved to your SIM card, SIM Recovery PRO is up to the task. Here’s how to recover deleted text messages from your SIM card:

  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!

(more information below)

SIM Recovery PRO

The SIM Recovery PRO is a simple tool built to help users organise and recover SIM data. Aptly nicknamed the ultimate SIM card management tool. With it, you can perform the following functions:

  • Recover deleted text messages from SIM
  • Retrieve existing text messages from SIM
  • Permanently delete text messages
  • Set fixed dialled numbers to SIM

The most popularly used function of the SIM Recovery PRO is the recovery of deleted texts. To get deleted texts back from a SIM card, the messages would have needed to be saved to the SIM. If you have set your phone to save messages to the SIM, you will be able to scan your SIM for messages with the software. The program is compatible with micro and standard SIM cards, and any Microsoft Windows operating systems XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Other functions are also available including: editing contacts, creating contacts, editing text messages, organising fixed dialled numbers.

Recover Deleted Text Messages from your SIM Card

Step 1 – Install the SIM Recovery PRO software Step 2 – Insert your SIM to the USB adapter provided and connect to the computer/laptop Step 3 – Select the SMS tab and click ‘Read SIM’ Step 4 – View your messages

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

Permanently Delete Text Messages

Before selling your SIM or lending it to someone for an extended period of time, it may be a good idea to permanently erase the text messages left on the device. You can do this with the SIM Recovery PRO. If you’d like to exclude yourself from data theft or leakage in this manner, follow the steps below to permanently delete text messages saved to a SIM card:

Step 1 – Install the SIM Recovery PRO Step 2 – Insert your SIM into the adapter provided and connect the adapter to the computer or laptop Step 3 – Open the SMS tab Step 4 – Select the messages you wish to delete Step 5 – Click the ‘permanently deleted’ button

Set Fixed Dialled Numbers

Setting fixed dialled numbers is a task that can be completed with the SIM Recovery PRO. Fixed dialled numbers allow you to manage contacts the SIM is allowed to call. For example, if you have just bought your child their first phone, for emergency purposes, you can program the SIM to only call those numbers and any other numbers approved by yourself.

Before fixed dialled numbers are set, users need to enable this function in the mobile phone first. After fixed dialled numbers are set, the contacts added are put into the FDN list, located in the SIM card. Once they are added, the FDN will restrict out going phone calls to only call numbers in the FDN list. As a parent, this feature allows you to control the phone numbers your children are able to dial.

Additional Features

The additional features of the SIM Recovery PRO, separate to those mentioned above, are as follows:

  • View last dialled numbers
  • Manage phonebook and SMS information

View last dialled numbers

Viewing the call history of the SIM card is also possible through this tool. Call logs can be extracted and saved to your desktop computer or laptop in just a few steps. For legal purposes it is sometimes important to extract call history from a phone or SIM card. Once the software has been installed and your SIM card is connected, you will gain access to the SMS, phonebook and last dialled numbers. If the SIM card is protected by a pin, you will need this to access the data.

Manage phonebook and SMS information

Phone contacts and text messages can also be accessed and edited through the SIM Recovery PRO. Similar to a normal SIM card reader, SIM Recovery PRO allows users to create, edit and save contacts and text messages.

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


Victor, our Social Media and Support Manager helps customers to get the most out of our products. He was formerly a professional dancer who came to Enigma Digital due to his interest in emerging tech trends


  • Saviour C. Okon at 12:29 pm

    Please how can I get the software on my phone

    • Hi Saviour,

      Unfortunately this software is not yet available on your mobile phone. May i ask what kind of phone you have?

      Thanks for commenting! 🙂


  • morajput at 1:23 pm

    can i actually recover my deleted text message on the sim even from the blocked number?

    • Hello Morajput,

      Thanks for your message. With the SIM Recovery PRO, you can recover deleted text messages from the SIM Card even if it is a blocked number.


  • Ola at 9:57 am

    I’m having the same issue
    I lost all my messages
    Pls how can I recover it

    • Hello Ola,

      Thanks for your message! I’m sorry to hear that you’ve lost all of your messages, hopefully, we can help you recover them. This article is about the SIM Recovery Pro, which can recover deleted text messages from a SIM Card. Alternatively, if you are using an iPhone, you can recover deleted text messages directly with our software. To find out more click here, to read about our Enigma Recovery software.


  • himanshu joshi at 8:23 am

    how to i get our deleted messages from my android phone

    • Hi Himanshu,

      Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, at this time our software is not compatible with Android phones. We will pass your feedback on to our development team – we are always looking at how we can improve our product offers!


  • Keith at 6:27 pm

    I have an iPhone 10r; will it work in this phone?
    Also, what do I have to do in order to make sure texts are copied to the SIM

    • Hello Keith,

      Thanks for your message! The iPhone allows users to import contacts from their SIM to their phone, however, it does not save contacts or messages to the SIM card.

      If you are trying to recover deleted messages from your iPhone 10R, then I would suggest our Enigma Recovery software would be better suited for your needs than the SIM Recovery Pro, which is an older product. This software is available as a free trial and can recover deleted text messages from iOS devices including iPhones. To find out more about how to use this software to recover your deleted iPhone messages, please click here for the tutorial.

      Hope this helps,


  • Joe at 4:37 pm

    I have an iPhone 6s. Can this retrieve my deleted texts messages from the micro SIM card. Also my laptop doesn’t have a CD drive. How can I install the software.

    • Shaazia at 5:46 pm

      Hello Joe,

      As you have an iPhone 6s, I would recommend that you try another one of our products, which sounds like it would fit better for your needs. Enigma has developed a desktop software, that you can download to your laptop (Mac or Windows compatible) and connect your iPhone. The software can scan your iPhone or an iTunes backup file for deleted Text Messages and iMessages (amongst other features). We offer a free trial of the software too so you can scan your device before you purchase a software license, to ensure you can find your messages.

      Hope that helps! You can find out more about Enigma Recovery software and how it can be used to recover deleted Text Messages from an iPhone here.


      • Joe at 6:20 pm

        Hi Shaazia,
        So the Enigma Recovery Pro (software and USB SIM card reader) does not work for the micro SIM cards used on an iPhone?


        • Shaazia at 5:41 pm

          Hi Joe,

          I noticed that you sent a couple of separate comments so I will consolidate them into this response if that’s ok! The Enigma Recovery software is developed to recover directly from iPhones or iTunes/iCloud backup files. iPhones do not save messages to the SIM card, unlike other phone models, however, our SIM Recovery PRO does recover from SIM cards. The product comes with a micro SIM card adapter, which is needed to allow it to read micro-SIM cards.

          I will ask our Support Team to get in touch with you so that they can provide additional assistance to try and help you recover your messages.


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