Many people are surprised to learn that under certain circumstances it is possible to recover deleted text messages. The fact is that there is a window of time in which it is possible to recover deleted messages with any cell phone that uses a subscriber identification module or SIM card. Typically, the process requires extracting the deleted information from the data found on the card and using a software program to read the recovered messages.
It may be possible to recover deleted text messages on phones that use a SIM card.
The reason why it is possible to recover deleted text messages is that when a message is deleted, the data is not completely erased at that time. Although it disappears from the message queue on the cell phone, the information is still there. In effect, SIM card technology is marking the space occupied by this message file for replacement. Until this space is actually needed for a new message, it is possible to recover the data. This means that for those who don’t send a lot of text messages, it may be possible to get deleted text messages back for several days before the space is eventually replaced.
It may be possible to recover text messages several days after they were deleted.
To recover deleted text messages, you need to use a device known as a SIM card reader. This device is capable of accessing the entire memory on the card, including the space that currently contains the recently deleted data. From there, the reader can use a software program to extract the deleted data and copy it into a format that the software can open. At this point, it’s simply a matter of searching through the recaptured data and finding the accidentally deleted text messages you want to recover.
It is important to note that SIM card software not only makes it possible to recover deleted text messages but also recently deleted information such as phone numbers and incoming and outgoing call logs. In addition to the readers equipped with the software, there are also free programs that you can download and use to recover deleted data. For Internet-capable cell phones, it is usually possible to download the software directly to the device. If this is not possible, the software on the card can be downloaded to a desktop or laptop computer which is connected to the phone via a USB cable. Since some of the free products only work with certain types of SIM cards, please make sure the card type is included before downloading and trying to recover data.
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