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.


  • Anne at 2:24 am

    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.

    • 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 🙂

  • Anne at 1:41 am

    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.


    • Hi Anne,

      Thanks for getting back 🙂

      The way to save iPhone data to the sim is through jailbreaking the phone first. So if your phone isn’t jailbroken you won’t be able to save to the sim.

      Download our SmartPhone Recovery PRO free trial and scan your phone. This way you will be able to see if the software can find your messages. Follow our tutorial:
      How to recover deleted text messages from an iPhone

      Hope that helps!

  • Melissa at 5:23 am

    How can you tell if your text messages were saved to your sim card or internal memory on an LG smart phone?

    • Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for commenting!
      Your text messages will be saved to your sim card if you specifically set the phone to save text messages to the sim in your settings

    • 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!

  • Arabinda nath at 3:41 pm

    Hii how i can grt tax massege history from a mising sim card

  • tushar raj at 5:26 pm

    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

    • 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 🙂

  • Saim at 7:50 pm

    Hi , can u tell this software only retrive text messages which were stored in Sim or Android phone ?

  • junaid at 6:23 pm

    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??

  • Lori at 7:31 pm

    Do I need to have the phone code to recover deleted messages off Sims card

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