With SIM Manager you can recover deleted SMS. This guide explains the technical details of the SMS recovery process. The table below summarizes the default settings for various mobile phones and how they affect your chance to undelete texts.
If your phone is not listed, there are some rules of thumb that will be helpful:
- if the phone stores the SMS in its own memory, rather than on the SIM, recovering a deleted SMS is not possible;
- check your phone's menu, if there is an option to copy the SMS from the phone's memory to the SIM card, then SMS recovery may be possible (provided that it was deleted from the SIM, rather than the phone's memory);
- if the phone stores the SMS in the SIM by default, recovering a deleted SMS is most likely to be possible, but is not guaranteed.
|Phone Model||Default storage||Recovery|
|LG KU990 Viewty||SIM if there is free space||yes|
|Motorola A840||SIM if there is free space||yes|
|Motorola V500||SIM if there is free space||yes|
|Nokia 6230i||SIM if there is free space||N/A|
|Samsung C200||SIM if there is free space||yes|
|Samsung x460||SIM if there is free space||N/A|
|Sony Ericsson T630||Phone||N/A|
|Sony Ericsson W381i||Phone||N/A|
|Sony Ericsson W950||Phone||N/A|
Note for iPhone owners - Apple's iPhone keeps the SMS in its own memory, rather than on the SIM card; therefore conventional recovery methods won't work. You should give a try to SIM Manager's "import from iTunes" feature, take a look at How to import contacts from iPhone to SIM card
Contributions to this list will be greatly appreciated.
Comment from: Dario [Visitor]
can sms from sony ericsson k800i be recover
Dario, it is not likely, because all the SonyEricsson phone's I have seen keep their SMS in internal memory, not on the SIM card.
Comment from: Yoshi [Visitor] [Visitor]
I have a Japanese phone made by DoComo. Is it possible for message recovery?
Hey Yoshi! It would be better if you gave me an exact phone model - otherwise I can only guess.
Comment from: s [Visitor]
will sony ericsson and nokia x1 model will have sms saved in phone memory or sim
Comment from: Donald Modeste [Visitor]
Can you recover sms from the BlackBerry storm 2 and other BB's?
Comment from: jason [Visitor]
do smart card reader really necessary. Or can we just use our phone to undelete the msges.
Jason, you need a smart card reader.
Comment from: santosh [Visitor]
iwant to be nokia 1280 delete sms recover code
Comment from: millet [Visitor]
How can I recover deleted text messages in my sim?
Comment from: Imran [Visitor]
Sir I want to recover Deleted SMS from Nokia 1280 please help me as soon as possible.
Imran, just download SIM Manager and get the SIM reader.
When the card is read, the recovered messages will be marked with red colour.
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