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.


  • Theresa at 11:42 pm

    How do I retrieve SMS messages from an android phone that took place almost I year and six months ago

    • Hi Theresa,

      Unfortunately our software is not compatible with Android phones. But You should be able to find a solution for deleted Android text messages here: Android Central.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  • Leanne Foster at 6:07 pm

    How far back does enigma recovery retrieve deleted text messages that were never backed up? I am trying to retrieve an entire text history with a friend that I accidentally deleted from my iPhone 6. It’s been about a month since I deleted them. I already ran the enigma recovery scan and all my texts came through, both those deleted and those not deleted, but not the ones I’m looking for. Is there s way to retrieve deleted texts from a specific phone number? Also, many of the 20,000 texts that were retrieved show as unknown, why did this happen and will I have to click on every unknown in order to figure out who they’re from?

  • priyanka at 6:54 pm

    i need help to know that, i have lost my sim card and it is deactivate. so is there any way to get massage and call details of that sim. its urgent i need it for some legal issues.


  • can i recover my last six month deledted sms from sim card, now sim card is deactivate, please help me, it is a legal issue

  • steve at 11:35 am

    hi guys i have an old 02 uk sim card and sony ericson phone that is over years old.
    l powered it up and works fine. however there are texts messages deleted that i now need to recover from either the sim or phone.
    Is this possible or are they gone from deleted?

  • Allison at 1:51 am

    I know very little about this, but Will this work on a tracfone ~ ZTE phone? The SIM card has #s on it, so I don’t Know if that means anything……

  • Naqash Ahmad at 5:27 am

    I have replaced my sim due to misplace of old sim card. so can I get / recover sms detail from new sim card or not.

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