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. The process typically requires extracting the deleted information from the data on the card and using a software program to read the recovered messages.
It is 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 cell phone message queue, the information is still there. In effect, the 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 text a lot, it’s possible to recover text messages deleted for several days before the space is finally replaced.
Text messages can be recovered several days after they have been deleted.
To recover deleted text messages, you must 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 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 recovered data and finding the accidentally deleted text messages you want to recover.
It is important to note that SIM card software not only allows you 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-enabled cell phones, it is usually possible to download the software directly to the device. If this is not possible, the card software can be downloaded to a desktop or laptop computer that is connected to the phone via a USB cable. Since some of the free products only work with certain types of SIM cards, make sure the card type is included before downloading and attempting to recover data.
Many teens use text messaging as their primary form of communication.