Recover Deleted Text Messages from SIM Card

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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!

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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!


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.


  • I have a old Sony Erisson T715 with SIM card need to get deleted messages off it will it work please could you let me know.


  • ov at 6:01 pm

    will i still retrieve deleted imessages or whatsapp messages even if i blocked them already in my iphone?

    • 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!

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  • Martin at 7:41 pm

    I have various sim cards from up to 15 years ago, will I be able to retrieve all contacts from these?

    • 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 🙂

  • Ed Williamson at 9:07 am

    Hi my Sim card has been recently deactivated can I still retrieve my old messages and contacts?

    • 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.

  • Lelo at 5:51 pm

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

    • Hi Lelo,

      The SIM Recovery PRO can recover messages only if they were saved to your SIM Card 🙂
      Hope that helps!

  • joe at 4:15 pm

    will it be able to retreive text message from over a year ago?

    • Hi Joe,

      Yes. As long as they text messages were saved to the SIM card, you will still be able to recover them.

  • Mayur at 4:36 am

    Hey.. How do we get sim adapter to connect? Can u help us on this perspective?

  • Sanjay Gupta at 7:16 am

    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

    • 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 🙂

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